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…]

Ash Wednesday and Lent, in Two Minutes…

I had to come back aboard real quick to trash some spam comments. Since I’m here, I’m gonna share this awesome example of using new media in the New Evangelization. Busted Halo’s awesome video on Ash Wednesday and Lent. [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…]

Why We Must Fight For Our Right of Religious Freedom UPDATED

Should Catholics fight the HHS Mandate, and the other moves by the Administration that seek to remove Catholics from the public square? Absolutely. Should we do so only because this issue is a matter of principle? Well, not just for any principles, but for first principles. For God-given principles, and God-given freedoms. [Read more…]

The HHS Mandate and the Lord of the Rings

I know. This is a weird title for a post. What does the Lord of the Rings trilogy have to do with the HHS Mandate? Maybe nothing, or maybe everything. Bear with me for a moment and I’ll try to explain.

A few months back, I wrote a little post that I titled Because All of the Big Questions Have Been Answered. Therein, I stated simply that “what is left to do, and one which takes a lifetime to perfect, is the implementation of the answers.” [Read more…]

“The Kid” Writes the President Again, And the Cradle Still Rocks

You know who I mean, right? Marc Barnes, my 18 year old protégé. Or maybe I’m his protégé, except I’m the only one who can call him “the Kid” and get away with it.

Anyhow, go check out Marc’s, A Second Letter to President Obama, Under the Assumption That He Missed the First. And sign his brand, spanking new, petition over at the White House website while you’re at it. It has a very catchy title.

That is all.

UPDATE: The White House didn’t care for Marc’s sense of humor, so go sign the petition link in the sidebar ==>> instead. Thanks!

Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex, Sex and More Sex

Catholic style, which is to say, naturally. The Anchoress has a little link filled primer for those who still believe the celibate priests and nuns of the Catholic Church have no idea what they are talking about on this issue.

Most of the links are posts by the laity, you know; the types whom NPR can never seem to find when they are interviewing folks who are leaving mass. Like Joe Six-Pack.

A Message to the Administration from the Communion of Saints on the HHS Mandate

What the Obama Administration doesn’t seem to understand is a truth that needs only to be uttered in the calmest and softest of whispers.  The Church will never support the HHS Mandate, because the Church can never knowingly commit a sin.

Though She is chock full of sinners (100% certified, grade-A sinners, by the way), with low-end mucky-mucks like me (surely one of the greatest of them) spilling over her gunwales, She herself is supernaturally free from the stain of sin. And that’s not something that Joe Six-Pack just made up to make himself feel better, either. It’s a supernatural truth that needs no banging of gongs or clashing of cymbals to precede it. [Read more…]

Because My Pope Speaks Truths Like This

Just recently, back on January 19, 2012 during his address to the bishops of Washington D.C.  and environs, during their ad limina visit to the See of St. Peter, my Pope said this. At the time, the HHS Mandate had already been announced and set in motion. [Read more…]