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.

Because the Vatican has the Coolest Archive On the Planet

But you knew that already, right?

A preview of the official video for the exhibition-event Lux in Arcana — The Vatican Secret Archives reveals itself. [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...]

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...]

Proof that the “Threat” from Iran is real…

They have female ninjas?! This changes everything. Get our Japanese allies on the phone ASAP. [Read more...]

Hugh Hewitt was at Ground Zero on the HHS Mandate the Other Day

Where? Thomas Aquinas College in California. When? You guessed it: on the feast of Saint Paul of the Shipwreck. Isn’t that a beautiful campus? As Mr. Hewitt notes,

I arranged this date last year after a quick visit to the campus on Memorial Day Weekend 2011.  It is a beautiful place with a unique “Great Books” curriculum, and it is a thoroughly tradition Roman Catholic institution. [Read more...]

Meanwhile, George Weigel Clarifies Things…

for folks who are used to getting all of their views from the sclerotic filters that trap and extinguish their abilities to think and reason. His article over on National Review Online, in as gentle a manner as is possible for Mr. Weigel, attempts to help make sense, for those who are still wandering in the wilderness of confused hero worship of the God-King, the bishops’ most recent statement. The one in which they say things like,

“We remain fully committed to the defense of our religious liberty and we strongly protest the violation of our freedom of religion that has not been addressed. We continue to work for the repeal of the mandate. We have grave reservations that the government is intruding in the definition of who is and who is not a religious employer . . .”

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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.

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...]


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