Business Insider: Church is Right on Contraception

(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...]

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Did Daley leave WH because of the HHS Mandate?

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...]

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

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...]

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

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...]

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

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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Obamacare’s Gift to the Catholics – FINAL

Photo by Bob Mullen/The Catholic Photographer/NY Daily NewsIn my First Things column, today, I find the silver lining behind the cloud of this administration's assault on the constitutional right to Freedom of Religion.To be sure, this situation is cause for concern, but there are some bright spots in all of this. Although the mainstream press has reported very little about this event—a close examination might prove uncomfortable for their own worldviews—the unified public expression of … [Read more...]

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Obama’s War on Vegan Shops: Sell Beef or Else!

Diane at is Te-Deum blog is breaking the news:The Obama Administration has mandated that all food stores in the United States selling refrigerated goods, MUST sell beef!There is an exemption for vegetarians who only employ, and sell their goods to, vegetarians; and, for vegans who only employ, and sell their goods to, vegans.What are the vegetarian and vegan store business owners to do? [...] If the food shop owner happens to be a Jain, then this mandate would not only be expecting … [Read more...]

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Obama, Alinksy and the Bishops?

Well, I must admit, given how CNN has gone out of its way to pretend there is no such thing as a connection between President Obama and the teachings/trainings of Saul Alinksy, I was surprised to see the Obama-Alinsky connection being made in a Catholic UK paper.Discussing the HHS's decision to compel church-related employers to cover sterilization, artificial contraception and abortifacients in their employee's insurance plans, William Oddie writes:So, American Catholics, you now know, … [Read more...]

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Right now, Obama wins

Rick Perry is out.Ron Paul is still in the game, and may yet run as a third-party candidate. But he won't be the GOP nominee.It is down to Obama vs. Romney, or Obama vs. Gingrich, or Obama vs. Santorum.So, the White House has to be feeling pretty good about things, just now. Not that Perry ever had the president's re-election campaign at all quaking, but they must be thinking, with the field narrowed, "we can easily beat any of these guys."And I expect they can. Against … [Read more...]

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Isn’t Obama, umm…rich? UPDATE

I'm sorry, I'm not looking to cause any trouble here -- you know I'm a peaceful girl at heart -- but am I missing something in the class-war-income-inequality narratives?I mean Obama and the Democrats keep making noises that approximate a tune that goes like this: "millionaires and billionaires are bad."Which, as Glenn Reynolds points out, was not the case when John Kerry and John Edwards (not to mention Al Gore) were Democrat candidates.The refrain to that song, of course, is about … [Read more...]

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