Archbishop Chaput on the Politics of Secularism

In the combox this morning on the post on the new educational website launched by the USSCB, a reader notes that religious freedom is a two way street.

The concern here is America not only as a place of freedom OF religion, but also freedom FROM religion. Both must be honored in a true democracy.

I replied with a few thoughts, noting that yes it is a two-way street, and let’s make sure it isn’t a one way street to the gulag for believers.

Providentially, as no one tips me off to stuff going on within the halls of the chanceries throughout the country, Archbishop Charles Chaput launched a little YouTube video* to help answer the concerns of secularists like the reader above. [Read more...]

I Approve of the Following Message. Do You?


Protect our First Freedom, America. It’s what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. would want us to do.

1,206 Facebook Followers!

Your orders for the day are to make sure that after bothering to “like” YIMCatholic on Facebook, insure that you actually get to see my posts there. Weird, I know, but FB has been weird for a while now. So weird, that they think I’ll pay for advertising. [Read more...]

When it Comes to the World, Be Like a Mouse to the Cheese

The Eucharist: the source and summit of the Christian life. Read all about it. :)

The HHS Mandate is a Very Foul and Dangerous Thing

This may surprise you, but many folks have no idea how repellent the HHS Mandate is to our way of life.

And I don’t just mean the Catholic way of life, but to the American Way of life, which rests on the rights enshrined in the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. [Read more...]

As the Organic Food Craze Runs Its Course…

Here’s something that HHS will never warn women about.

 

The irony of utilizing artificial hormones for birth control is lost on the Sex and the City crowd. They’re too concerned about buying organic veggies at Whole Foods, while putting their brains in neutral when at Walgreens and CVS.

Be weird. Be different. Take “organic” to it’s natural conclusion.

Mr. Biden Gets “the Facts” Wrong

Don Clemmer of the USCCB explains, Detective Joe Friday style.

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees: [Read more...]

God Gave Us the Vote So We Could Make Fools of Ourselves (While His Will Prevails) UPDATED

Which is part of the reason why I don’t spend much time worrying about the sanctity of voting.

Oh sure, I’ve explained how the First Past the Post system works here in the U.S., and I’ve said I get a healthy bit of advice from Chesterton’s Democracy of the Dead. I even said I’ll be voting for Romney, long before the polls made a victory look feasible.

But all this angst about voting, and it’s purported effect on my immortal soul, etc? Balderdash. [Read more...]

Because The Prophet Francis Didn’t Sugar Coat the Faith for Politicos

St. Francis Giving His Mantle to a Poor Man
Giotto de Bondoni, 1297-99

It’s the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. You might have noticed this, as he is one of the most popular of the fellows in the Communion of Saints. You can read better posts about Francis elsewhere, for sure. I just wanted to share a brief open letter he wrote to the powers that be.

Francis, see, was a lot like Jesus. He even had the wounds of Christ to prove this. But he also had the temerity to tell it like it is, much like John the Baptist and Jesus did. In short, Francis was a fine example of the prophet, priest, and king, as all Christians are called to be.

Here’s an example of his prophet side. [Read more...]

Separation of Church and State? The HHS Mandate Shatters That

Which is why it must be rescinded. Yesterday, I talked about how pelvic issues have taken primacy and shared Dr. Helen Alvaré’s talk on the HHS Mandate given back in April. Looking further back to February, someone sent me an e-mail about a free class on the Constitution being offered at Hillsdale College. You can still sign up for that bootstrap class, and throw them some shekels as a donation for good measure. [Read more...]


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