BREAKING: Justice Sotomayor Blocks Enforcement Of The HHS Mandate UPDATED

Bringing in the New Year, and not just at Times Square.

This just in from the Associated Press,

WASHINGTON (AP) — Only hours before the law was to take effect, a Supreme Court justice on Tuesday blocked implementation of part of President Barack Obama’s health care law that would have forced some religion-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance for employees that includes birth control. [Read more...]

Cthulhu Sees You When You’re Sleeping; He Knows When You’re Awake

He knows if you’ve been bad, or good. So be good for goodness sake.

Because he’s in orbit, see? [Read more...]

Duck Dynasty Rises Again (The First World May Exhale Now)

Missed me? I’m baaack.

Phil Robertson and the suits at A&E have kissed, and made up. Or maybe it’s a simple example of justice and peace having met.

The Hollywood Reporter sends, [Read more...]

Australian High Court Strikes Down Same-Sex Marriage Law

And you thought Pope Francis being named Person of the Year was a surprise? Or the phony sign language guy at Nelson Mandela’s funeral? How about this news? [Read more...]

Wall Street Journal Columnist Backs The “Advent Conspiracy”


The writer’s name is Brett Arends, and this year, thanks to Black Friday moving right into Thanksgiving Day (Thursday),  a light bulb went on in his head regarding what is wrong with the world. So he penned an article with the title, Everything Wrong With Christmas In One Column. Take a look, [Read more...]

Helen Alvaré Speaks Her Mind On The HHS Mandate

A few days before Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court decided to hear arguments in a couple of cases regarding religious liberty and the HHS Mandate. The biggest surprise to me was how this news garnered scant attention.

In an effort to move that needle a bit, Helen Alvaré has a piece up in USA Today entitled, Obamacare attacks religion, but hurts women. Take a look, [Read more...]

We Are Being “Outevangelized” Because We Have “Outscandalized” Folks

Image Source: Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times

Yesterday I shared a post written by Gerard Nadal wherein he explained that when it comes to the subject of same-sex marriage, we were not “outmarketed,” as Cardinal Timothy Dolan said in an interview on Fox News, but we were “outevangelized.

Today comes another story from the papers. One in which your intrepid, if simplistic, naive, ignorant (and whatever other description you care to make), blogger can calmly, albeit sadly, compose a brief post with the title above. A story that points clearly to the reasons why we are being “outevangelized” these days. [Read more...]

About Moving The Vatican City Legation…(Stuff I Refuse To Be Upset About)

Current location (left) vs. new location (right). I vote for the new location.

Recently a firestorm of fake dudgeon was released into the Catholic blogosphere when news came that the U.S. Embassy to Vatican City was, horror of horrors, going to be moved to a space that was available where the U.S. Embassy to Italy was located in Rome. The hue and cry from some quarters was loud and long.

Former ambassadors to the Holy See lined up to whine about the perceived slight they were enduring. Meanwhile, the current Ambassador to the Holy See was fine with the idea, and the Vatican was cool with it too. But that didn’t placate folks, and you know what? Neither will this blog post. [Read more...]

About That “Unprecendented” Poll Asking Catholic’s Opinions On Church Teachings…UPDATED

They thought what? Seriously?!

Two things.

A) It is a survey, not a poll and, B) it was sent to the bishops, not to every member of His Majesty’s ship’s company.  EWTN News has the gouge. [Read more...]

Federal Appeals Court Reinstates Texas Abortion Restrictions

Before today’s news broke…

I’m of the mind that this is good news. Cecile Richards, on the other hand, probably doesn’t think so. [Read more...]


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