I think my head just exploded…

Course Correction: Sister Carol Keehan Now Opposes Obama 'Accommodation' for HHS Mandate...WASHINGTON — In a striking reversal with unpredictable political consequences, President Barack Obama’s most powerful ally in his fight with the U.S. bishops over the contraception mandate has reversed herself. In a five-page letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, dated June 15, Sister Carol Keehan, the president and CEO of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), registered her opp … [Read more...]

Life Issues Forum: Fortnight 4 Freedom: Prayers, Witness And Action…

In "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty," the bishops called for a "Fortnight for Freedom," a 14-day period of prayer, penance, education and action in defense of religious freedom from June 21st through the Fourth of July.The Fortnight is packed with liturgical and civic significance. It starts on the vigil of the feast of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, martyrs who remained faithful to their conscience despite persecution by political power. Archbishop William Lori, chair of the … [Read more...]

“I woke up this morning and the Church was the shizz.” – Marc Barnes, Bad Catholic…

... Marc's right, of course. The HHS mandate, and the *cough cough* "compromise" to the mandate, has only invigorated us to rebel even further. Catholicism is, after all, the punk rock of religions.Marc writes, "...we have been rudely placed in the position of rebellion, and of the advocation of civil disobedience. To those who understand the teachings of the Church, this rebellion is nothing new, it has just been suddenly and fantastically stuck in the public eye. (Thank you, Department of … [Read more...]

Why the hell should we care so much about the HHS mandate…

Asking me who's paying for these "free" pills. Go ahead, ask me.

... Do you ever feel like Catholics are the ones fighting the majority of the battles lately? Maybe it's because we like to fight about everything, being members of the Church Militant and all. Or maybe it just seems that way because blogging affords me the luxury of surrounding myself with passionate Catholics of the more orthodox ilk. Oh, I know... it's probably because politicians have no qualms picking fights and hurling insults at Catholics. Yeah, it's probably that last one.So there … [Read more...]


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