Dear President Obama, Go.Pound.Sand.

Deacon Greg Kandra shares the New York Times story where someone in the Administration admitted, “we were getting killed.” Any day now, we’ll probably get the shocking (not!) news that Kathleen Sebelius has decided to “resign from HHS in order to persue other interests.” That would not surprise me at all.

But this did, and in a good way. From the folks over at Fox News, “The following is a statement ed. on Notre Dame letterhead) signed by more than three dozen religious scholars and leaders on the Obama administration’s announcement regarding its contraceptive coverage policy.” Click on it immediately and be amazed.

Huzzah! Resist the tyrant.

Marcel LeJeune of “Aggie Catholics” Teaches a Civics Lesson and Links a Plenty

for the tyrannically challenged. Why the HHS Mandate Is The Biggest Issue Since Roe V Wade. I told ya’ll I love Texans.

Yes, this isn’t just about contraceptives and who pays for them. It’s about the Constitutional freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights for all Americans. Or is what Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr saying below, you know, the night before he was assassinated, meaningless now? [Read more…]

Fr. Robert Barron Makes it Clear…

This is a power grab and a push to secularize our nation and ghettoize Catholics. His article appears in the National Review Online. Here is the beginning,

The HHS Mandate: Anti-Catholic and Un-American
By Rev. Robert Barron

Decades ago, priests, religious brothers and religious sisters were colorfully visible features of Catholic hospitals, serving as nurses, chaplains, business officers, and chief administrators. With the decline in vocations, this obviously religious leadership largely disappeared, but Catholic values, for the most part, still animated these institutions. What has begun to concern a number of observers is that, as today’s medical personnel, staffers, and administrators at Catholic hospitals have accommodated themselves more and more to secularist assumptions, even those values are in danger of disappearing. [Read more…]

Meanwhile, In Mr. Obama’s Old Stomping Grounds, John Kass writes…

in the Op-Ed pages of the Chicago Tribune,

The way President Barack Obama has started a war with Roman Catholics, you might think Obama never set foot in a predominantly Catholic town like Chicago. [Read more…]

The White House is Under Pressure, May Make A Statement Today UPDATED

That is the latest scoop, from  ABC News this morning.

Feb 10, 2012 7:04am

White House to Announce ‘Accommodation’ for Religious Organizations on Contraception Rule

With the White House under fire for its new rule requiring employers including religious organizations to offer health insurance that fully covers birth control coverage, ABC News has learned that later today the White House — possibly President Obama himself — will likely announce an attempt to accommodate these religious groups. [Read more…]

Our Evangelical Brethren Sound the Call to Meet Us At Helm’s Deep! UPDATED

 

Over on Christianity Today, that is the message that Timothy George and Chuck Colson write to our Evangelical Christian brethren. Go read First They Came for the Catholics: Obama’s Contraceptive Mandate, An Open Letter to Evangelical Christians. Here’s a taste.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

As you probably know by now, Obama Administration has refused to grant religious organizations an exemption from purchasing health insurance that covers abortion-inducing drugs, surgical sterilization, and contraception. [Read more…]

Sen. Harry Reid Runs Headlong Into the Constitution, Comes Away Shaken

It seems there was some talk of amendments to a Transportation Bill, that got side-swiped by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Mr. Reid complained.

“Here is a bipartisan bill to create and save jobs,” the Democrat from Nevada said, noting it had required the input of four different committees. “Every state in the union is desperate for these dollars. But to show how the Republicans never lose an opportunity to mess up a good piece of legislation, listen to this: They’re talking about First Amendment rights, the Constitution. [Read more…]

The Nuns From Nashville are Awesome!

We should all go and hug them, immediately, if not sooner. Have you seen their letter to folks about the HHS Mandate? Have a gander here,

Statement from Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation February 6, 2012

Health Insurance Mandate: Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights in United States Seriously Threatened [Read more…]

Yes, the Obama Administration has “Uncorked It” UPDATED

That’s aviator speak for “lost control of it.” That much is obvious. Bloggers Amie Parnes and Sam Baker up on The Hill, share the scoop with us in their post, Obama Administration Struggles to Contain Uproar over Birth-control Rule. [Read more…]

Remember Yesterday’s Post by Steven Greydanus?

It’s been updated. Go read it at once.

Also, it turns out my Managing Editor made the comparison about Lucy and the football first. I was celebrating at the time, and so I missed that. *blushing*