Joe Six-Pack’s Public Comment on the HHS Mandate “Proposed Rule: Certain Preventive Services Under the Affordable Care Act”

It’s a lovely Saturday, following on the heels of a Friday in which many folks turned out during their lunch hours to stand up for religious liberty. From the photographs I’ve seen posted on Facebook and other blogs, the turnout was pretty good. NPR even reported on the event, as did a few other news outlets, like the Washington Post.

Truth be told, I couldn’t make it to the event that was planned nearest to my home. [Read more...]

For Your Lenten Friday Night At The Movies IV

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again. One of the best things I like about doing this Lenten movies series is seeing films that I’ve never seen before, but I should have. I never got around to it, as I was too busy conquering (ha!) the world, or maybe I was on deployment overseas. [Read more...]

FYI…Mark Your Calendars

For next Friday (ed. 3/30/2012!) as a special day of fasting and prayer for Religious Liberty. And for those who may think going one.whole.day. without eating a meal is impossible, I’ll remind you of a miraculous way that may change your mind.

Food for thought.

Because Everything Matters, When Christ is Our Center

Back in the Fall, I shared a post with you about fallen Hollywood heroes asking for mercy. Does Hollywood matter? Does anything, given the finiteness of our earthly existence? I’m reminded of a title of an album by John Cougar Mellencamp: Nothing Matters, And What If It Did? [Read more...]

A Letter to Saint Joseph

Dear St. Joseph:

It’s your feast day in the Church today, and even if you don’t want to be bothered, because you’re a real worker bee, lots of folks are going to extol your virtues ad nauseum today. None of us are sure what those are though, so you’ve kind of become the “fill in the blank” saint for all that is true, good, and solid, if not quite beautiful. [Read more...]

From Slave to Bishop, Everything You Wanted to Know About St. Patrick, And More

I love reading about the lives of the saints. Especially from the old books like those found on the YIMCatholic Bookshelf. That is where I found the following narrative. It’s funny, because the author says “not much is known about…” and then launches into a 3,500+ word essay on St. Patrick and St. Brigid.

What I share below is just the part about St. Patrick, his story, and how he has been depicted in the art of the Church. [Read more...]

Of Course James Bond Can Sing! In Ireland, Anything is Possible

Sean Connery is, was, and ever shall be, the Compleat Gentleman. Sing it Sean! [Read more...]

Another “Close of Business” HHS Mandate Press Release on a Friday

The Administration is getting good at squeezing off little last minute notices right before the end of the work week on Fridays. Come to think of it, they’ve been doing that since they announced the “Accommodation” back on February 10.

The Washington Examiner has the details, [Read more...]

For Your Lenten Friday Night At the Movies, III

One of the things I enjoy about sharing movies with you during Lent is…seeing movies that I missed when they came around the first time. This is one of those films, and it’s called Saint Ralph. Here’s the set up, which sounds like it’s perfect for my house full of teens (and one tween). [Read more...]

Guess What? Parts of the HHS Mandate Aren’t Unconstitutional

Says who? Says First Amendment scholar, and Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles, Thomas J. Curry. As a newbie Catholic, and a layman, I’m not familiar with Bishop Curry, or his studies on this issue. Over at the Catholic University of America, though, he recently gave a lecture on the constitutionality of the HHS Mandate. [Read more...]


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