Bishop Lori Goes “Columbo” on the Editors of “America” Magazine

I don’t know about you, dear reader, but I loved Peter Falk’s character of the seemingly bumbling detective named Lt. Columbo. All of the episodes were marvelous examples of the conventional wisdom assuming criminals, who also just knew that they were the smartest people in the room, winding up getting out foxed by this seemingly idiotic, nay, imbecilic, homicide inspector.

Check out Falk’s in-character performance here at a Dean Martin roast of Frank Sinatra, [Read more...]

The Politics of the HHS Mandate Made Clear, Part Deux

Remember the other day when I said “it’s all about getting votes for the incumbent, and staying in power?” One doesn’t have to be Sun Tzu to have figured this out. The trick is not to look suspicious. You know, make them watch one hand…instead of the one that’s ripping them off.

The folks on The Hill noticed, [Read more...]

Ben Franklin’s Warning, Winston Churchill’s Observation, And Catholic Support for the Rights of Mankind UPDATED

For about a few months now, I’ve been mentioning things political that should matter to Catholics, and thus to all human beings. A few months back, I mentioned a scandal with our war dead that is another marker of trouble. Mark Shea wrote on these issues in a manner that helps bring to light what is at stake here.

For as St. Paul writes in his letter to the Romans, [Read more...]

Good Discussions Only Seen On A Comedy Show UPDATED

Jon Stewart gives up 12 minutes of airtime to discussion of Catholic social teachings, with Cathleen Kaveny. Name another network that has done the same lately…*crickets chirping.*

UPDATE: Word on Fire’s Rozann Carter brings up a few points that were forgotten/ omitted by Dr. Kaveny. And Jennifer Hartline on who is really getting played while women “star” in the HHS Mandate imbroglio.

The Politics of the HHS Mandate Made Clear UPDATED

It’s all about getting votes for the incumbent, and staying in power. It’s a calculated risk, mind you, and one that looked like a good bet until the outcry from the Catholic Church, and others like-minded in their understanding of the First Amendment. The Administration thought it was prepared for this contingency, and waiting in the wings was an “accommodation” tailor-made to put to rest the fears of the affected parties.

There is only one problem. [Read more...]

Awaiting an Apology from POTUS = Crickets Chirping, and Other HHS Mandate Tidbits

Though I’m on leave, I sheepishly came back aboard the good ship YIMCatholic again to do some light housekeeping. And I was also looking for the keys to my Mustang. I found them hanging on the hook in my stateroom. Go figure.

So since I’m here for a few minutes, I figure I’d pop off a tiny post on stuff I’ve seen on the HHS Mandate in between my break of deep reading and Lenten reflections. The first item to share is this great cartoon that I saw this morning. Bill Maher, and many others, don’t see the truth is this, [Read more...]

Fr. Leo Gives the POTUS the Finger on the HHS Mandate?

It’s Presidents Day here in the U.S., and I’m on holiday. That means I get to do “honey-do’s” while the rest of the family goes and watches a matinee. But before I light into the list of chores I’ve been given, I wanted to share this gem I uncovered on the HHS Mandate.

I’m a history buff, see? The photograph above is of the crew of the USS Pueblo. Remember the Pueblo Incident? She was boarded by the North Koreans in 1968 in “international waters” and her crew was hauled off and imprisoned for 10 months. During their internment, the crew figured a way to let folks know that they were resisting. Guess what that way was? [Read more...]

Why We Should Follow Our Bishops Now And Lead Them Too

But we also have to lead them by example. Sheep leading the shepherds? Bear with me a minute.

The other day, I wrote a post on why we should fight the HHS Mandate. Today, I return to that theme, and expand upon it while clearly sharing the not so earth shattering information that many Catholics in the pews do not care one iota for what the Bishops say about contraception, much less the HHS Mandate. [Read more...]

The Women That Testified to Congress that Planned Parenthood Missed?

They’re right here, folks. Did you have any friends, relatives, or acquaintances plaster the photograph from Planned Parenthood claiming no women testified to Congress on the HHS Mandate on their Facebook walls? Or how about Planned Parenthood’s President Cecile Richards’ statement chastising Congress for not allowing “a single woman” to testify? I know I did.

But the truth is, a picture isn’t always worth a thousand words. Because the fact that several women did testify to Congressman Issa’s panel was ignored, see, because they are Pro-Life. Lifesite News has the scoop, [Read more...]

There is a Second Petition at the White House, FYI UPDATED

And it’s cooking along at 1,431 signatures at last count (@15:45 EST), which is close to the maximum for this particular airframe. Have you signed it yet? Please do, because the crew would really like to transition to the next level of aircraft as soon as possible. [Read more...]


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