Sebelius meets Major Major’s Catch-22 – UPDATED

What could you possibly say to him? Major Major wondered forlornly. One thing he could not say was that there was nothing he could do. To say there was nothing he could do would suggest he would do something if he could and imply the existence of an error or injustice in Colonel Korn's policy. Colonel Korn had been most explicit about that. He must never say there was nothing he could do."I'm sorry," he said. "But there's nothing I can do." Catch-22, Chapter 9Because most of the time, … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Obama Channels Leslie Chow: “Not my pro’lem!”

Peggy Noonan has it just right when she writes:The president, as usual, acts as if all of this is totally unconnected to him. He's shocked, it's unacceptable, he'll get to the bottom of it. He read about it in the papers, just like you.Lately, when I watch the president act like no one tells-him-anything-why-he's … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

BREAKING: Feds Halt HHS Mandate Enforcement on Small Business Owner

The Newland Family employ about 250 people in their small business, and they try to live out their consciences as Catholics, which means they offer a health insurance plan, that does not include coverage of sterilization or contraception. And the Obama administration's Department of Justice did not like that.Now, they have a "stay" of sorts, on the ruinous (and I believe unconstitutional) "contraception mandate" ordered by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as part of Obamacare.DENVER — A f … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Breaking: OSV, Notre Dame, Others File Lawsuit -UPDATED

Our Sunday Visitor announced this minutes ago:At 11 a.m. Eastern time today, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations — including Our Sunday Visitor and the University of Notre Dame — filed religious liberty lawsuits against the federal government in a dozen different jurisdictions around the country.At issue are regulations that require Catholic organizations, employers and insurers to provide or facilitate abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception — in violation of their co … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Best Rally Sign I’ve Yet Seen! UPDATES

Photo Credit: Tom CroweGrabbed off of Facebook, the best picture I've yet seen of the "Stand up" rallies, with the best sign. These are two of the Sisters of Reparation to the Most Sacred Heart -- the novice is Sister Mary Joseph and the professed sister is Sister John Mary; they are part of a newish, growing community dedicated to the New Evangelization, and -- if you can't make it out -- their sign reads: We fed you; we taught you; we nursed you; we visited you. Keep our conscience … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Rally at Noon for Religious Freedom! Bring Saints! – UPDATED

It's a Friday in Lent -- what's better to do on a Friday in Lent than to stand up for religious freedom -- peacefully and respectfully, but immovably -- in front of your representative's office!:The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, local time, outside federal buildings, Congressional offices and historic sites across the country. The theme for the Rally is “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!”Find your best location, here … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Lies, Cynicism and the Spin Cycle – UPDATED

The intellectual dishonesty of the hysterical and adolescent tract below is staggering. It is a full-page ad in the NY Times.In a transparent (and largely successful) bid to keep the electorate distracted and the conversation off his numerous dubious policies and practices, January's cynical move by the Obama Administration, helped along by an equally cynical and mostly-surrendered press, has delivered two profound lies -- the first is that the HHS mandate battle being waged by the churches … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

No, David Gregory is not a Hack

I'm seeing a lot of remarks on Twitter about this exchange between Newt Gingrich and David Gregory this morning.I'm seeing people saying Newt "schooled" David Gregory; that he "took it to" Gregory and so forth, but Gregory lets Gingrich speak for nearly two full minutes, uninterrupted, and in doing so he allows Gingrich to point out all of the issues that are going undiscussed, everyday, while the Democrats and the media promote the absolutely false narrative that anyone is trying to ban … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

WH to Dolan: We’re not listening but you should!

Timothy Cardinal Dolan of New York, who is president of the USCCB, brings an update on the HHS Mandate battle and he is being realistic and, it seems to me, trying to tell us all to gird our loins.All links and emphases are mine:The President invited us to “work out the wrinkles,” and we have been taking him seriously. Unfortunately, this seems to be going nowhere: the White House Press Secretary, for instance, informed the nation that the mandates are a fait accompli (and, emb … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

The Busy Servants of Moloch – UPDATED

When the "learning opportunity" of the Susan G. Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle was taking place, I wrote:[the past day's high drama had given] me a mental image of Moloch, enraged and stomping and roaring because there was a threat of less meat coming to his fire.Today, Moloch is appeased; the media’s heartbeat and respiration are returning to normal. They and their pals in DC can take a nice, deep cleansing breath and sit back and smile, understanding what they have just demonstrated … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK