A Reminder On What The HHS Mandate Is All About

From our colleagues in the fight at Summit Ministries, a brief recap on what’s at stake. While our dysfunctional government takes a time out, take a look.

The HHS Mandate Establishes a State Religion: Secularism

When the regulation was originally introduced as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known popularly as Obamacare, the goal of the administration and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was to force all employers to provide abortifacient drugs — chemicals that halt the implantation of a fertilized egg (a human life) into the uterine wall. [Read more...]

The Obama Administration Appeals Hobby Lobby Case to the Supreme Court

Coming soon to a docket at the SCOTUS? We’ll know in a few weeks. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty announced the news yesterday, but it got eclipsed for some reason.

Take a look, [Read more...]

HHS Mandate News That Makes Me Go, “Hmmmmm”

Credit: CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec

There was a time when a news story like this would invigorate me. Via the Catholic News Service, Cardinal Dolan is quoted as saying the Catholic Health Association’s decision earlier this year to agree to the final rule of the HHS Contraceptive Mandate, is “less than helpful.”

Take a look. [Read more...]

Did You Catch the Latest on the HHS Mandate During the Premiere of EWTN News Nightly?

In case you missed it, your intrepid blogger can point you to the segment below. There was a good discussion between Helen Alvaré, Get Religion’s Mollie Hemingway, and anchor Colleen Carroll Campbell.

Roll clip. [Read more...]

For The Good Of The Culture, More Catholic College Professors Like This, Please.

Gonzaga University

Before I wade in too deep here, just know that I am a product of a state college, not a Catholic one. All the same, there are Catholic professors in state supported schools, and in non-Catholic private colleges as well, whom I believe our culture could benefit from if they spoke up like Dr. David DeWolf did recently. [Read more...]

HHS Mandate Briefing: It’s the “Pop Philosophy” of Planned Parenthood vs. the Real McCoy

“God bless you.”

And unfortunately, we aren’t bringing to bear the in-depth philosophical arguments needed to carry the day. Baylor University’s Francis Beckwith explains it all in his latest post at The Catholic Thing. Here’s a snip. [Read more...]

Women Rally In Front Of The White House To Protest HHS Mandate, Media Ignores The Story

It happened yesterday. From what I gather, no one was arrested or anything. Unfortunately, no one from the mainstream media outlets covered the story either. Sandra Fluke wasn’t there, so it wasn’t newsworthy. Figures. [Read more...]

“That our own government is knowingly displaying such a lack of tolerance for faithful Christians is outrageous”

Still at it, I see…

So says attorney Erin Mersino. I agree. I’d also agree if our government displayed a lack of tolerance for the teachings of  faithful Jews, Muslims, Quakers, Mormons, Hindus, et al, too.

So a couple of lawyers are throwing another log on the HHS Mandate lawsuit bonfire. Catholic News Service has the skinny, [Read more...]

Catholic Health Association Is Fine With The Final HHS Rule As It Is UPDATED


Less than a week after the conclusion of the Fortnight for Freedom, the CEO of the Catholic Health Association, Sister Carol Keehan, has notified members of the association that the latest accommodation provided by HHS is acceptable to them. It is a different conclusion than that held by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. [Read more...]

RealClearScience Discovers the Science Behind NFP…

Remember when Joe Six-Pack explained it using knowledge learned in basic electricity class? No, I’m not talking about the psychological aspects of human sexuality, just the science of human reproduction. I noted that most consider this a “black box,” for lack of putting thinking caps on. [Read more...]


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