Epistle of Obama 1:10 (Formerly Ephesians)

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Found this floating around twitter; wish I knew who to credit.As concerns the Obamacare HHS Mandate forcing religious entities to pay for insurances covering employee sterilization, contraception and abortifacients, the more worn-out and tired non-thinking, knee-jerk phrase I've encountered this week in my email or in various comboxes and more than a few op-ed pieces or columns is "it's just birth control."As Kathleen Parker neatly informs: No, it ain'tActually there may be a tie … [Read more...]

Coupla Catholic Chicks, talkin’ Shop

Yesterday K-Lo at Large (aka Kathryn Jean Lopez) and I had an opportunity to spend twenty minutes or so talking together with Pat Gohn at her great Among Women Podcasts, specifically about the HHS Mandate, and why it is a destructive and illiberal business.Do listen online, here or at itunes. Pat is a golden-voiced and knowledgeable moderator, and there is a wee inside joke going on at one point, about how we speak when we are passionate.What can I say...Lizzie almost blew out a mic. … [Read more...]

Business Insider: Church is Right on Contraception

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(Photo by Sergio Dionisio/Getty)Well, slap my face and call me Sally, what a surprise to read this in a secular paper, where Michael Brendan Dougherty and Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry write:Painting the Catholic Church as "out of touch" is like shooting fish in a barrel, what with the funny hats and gilded churches. And nothing makes it easier than the Church's stance against contraception. [. . .] Here's the thing, though: the Catholic Church is the world's biggest and oldest organization. … [Read more...]

Did Daley leave WH because of the HHS Mandate?

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Found over at New Advent (which you should be visiting every day!) there is this headline: Anonymous White House sources: Sebelius led fight for contraception edict, while VP Biden warned Obama about backlash from Catholic voters.....President Barack Obama ended months of internal White House debate by siding with a group of mostly female advisers who urged him not to limit a health-care law mandate to provide contraceptives, even at the risk of alienating Catholic voters in November, … [Read more...]

Axelrod: Might be room for “compromise” on HHS Mandate UPDATES!

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UPDATE II: Steven D. Greydanus spells it out:Sure enough, in a press conference this afternoon, press secretary Jay Carney reaffirmed Obama’s commitment to the HHS mandate as it stands, though he declined to comment on whether the president would override a veto promised by Republican leadership.We are committed, the president is committed, to ensuring that woman have access to contraception without any extra cost, regardless of where they work.So, there you have i … [Read more...]

HHS Mandate and Conscience: they hate what they do not know

There is that great quote from Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen:There are not more than 100 people in the world who truly hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they perceive to be the Catholic Church. Which is, of course, quite a different thing.My First Things column today responds to some of what I've seen in my email and my comboxes over the past week or so, as regards the HHS Mandate (and perhaps the Komen story. The two have brought out a lot of the same folk, so … [Read more...]

“Say it ain’t so, O! Say it ain’t so!” – UPDATE

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Deacon Keith Fournier has reprinted (by permission) a letter sent by Doug Kmiec, the CUA professor of law who worked passionately to elect Obama because he believed -- reasonably or un, and I have always thought "un" -- that Senator Obama's 100% NARAL approval rating would ultimately end up serving life. The letter (and this is just my opinion) reads like a kid tugging at his hero's suit and pleading, "O, say it ain't so!"; it's the distressed cry of the hero-worshipper whose illusions are in … [Read more...]

Gerson and Douthat Must-Reads

Michael Gerson: you may be tempted to dismiss it as hyperbole, but he makes a strong argument that, with his HHS mandate (which, his Press Secretary Jay Carney has confirmed, he will not subject to further review) a strong argument that Obama has declared war on all religion. Read it all, but if you haven't time, at least absorb this:Both radicalism and maliciousness are at work in Obama's decision — an edict delivered with a sneer. It is the most transparently anti-Catholic maneuver by the f … [Read more...]

Administration’s Dismissal of Religious Conscience

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Deacon Greg has something to say about this week's Gospel reading and the Obama/HHS assault on freedom of religion and our consciences:This goes far beyond whether or not someone agrees with the Church’s teachings about birth control and abortion. But this is, in a fundamental way, a life issue. This is about respecting the most personal and private aspect of human life: the conscience. This is about protecting it. Honoring it. Defending it.A great saint to remember is St. Thomas M … [Read more...]

Komen and HHS: The Day of the Bully Dawns – UPDATED

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In just about 24 hours the "non-political" billion-dollar entity known as Planned Parenthood -- which does not itself do mammograms, despite how ABC News frames it -- managed to leak the news that the Susan G. Komen Foundation would no longer be contributing $700,000 dollars to its coffers, get the two stupidest women in the US Senate to go into public hysterics, bring out the heavy guns of the mainstream media and apparently win Komen's surrender!We want to apologize to the American public … [Read more...]


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