Why the Constitution Means A Lot To Me

Dr. Beckwith allows that this quote contained therein, choked him up,

“Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture, only to have their posterity stripped of their God given rights. All that has been built up over so many years in our Catholic institutions should not be taken away by the stroke of an administrator’s pen.” [Read more...]

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.

Seeings How Jail Time May Be in Our Future…

Call me Mr. Practical, but do you have a free hour and forty-five minutes? If so, I found a few instruction videos you may want to have a look at.

Remember the Fifth Amendment? How about the Code of Conduct, where under the Geneva Convention you’re required to only give your name, rank, and serial number? Yes, think along those lines as we prepare for what just may be a Catholic Spring, even if only one of passive resistance. Remember Our Lord’s experience in Matthew Chapter 27?

Now Jesus stood before the governor, and he questioned him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” Jesus said, “You say so.” And when he was accused by the chief priests and elders, he made no answer. Then Pilate said to him, “Do you not hear how many things they are testifying against you? But he did not answer him one word, so that the governor was greatly amazed.

Video #1 Don’t Talk to the Cops Part 1 [Read more...]

The Official White House Response to the HHS Mandate Petition-UPDATED

I reckon this can be considered “breaking news,” because the following note just landed in my e-mail inbox from the White House.

It’s the official response to the little petition that can, written by the person in the photograph above. Take it away (but not our freedoms, please), Cecelia,<

Protecting the Health of Women While Accommodating Religious Liberty

By Cecilia Muñoz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council [Read more...]

Fr. Robert Barron Makes it Clear…

This is a power grab and a push to secularize our nation and ghettoize Catholics. His article appears in the National Review Online. Here is the beginning,

The HHS Mandate: Anti-Catholic and Un-American
By Rev. Robert Barron

Decades ago, priests, religious brothers and religious sisters were colorfully visible features of Catholic hospitals, serving as nurses, chaplains, business officers, and chief administrators. With the decline in vocations, this obviously religious leadership largely disappeared, but Catholic values, for the most part, still animated these institutions. What has begun to concern a number of observers is that, as today’s medical personnel, staffers, and administrators at Catholic hospitals have accommodated themselves more and more to secularist assumptions, even those values are in danger of disappearing. [Read more...]

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...]

The White House is Under Pressure, May Make A Statement Today UPDATED

That is the latest scoop, from  ABC News this morning.

Feb 10, 2012 7:04am

White House to Announce ‘Accommodation’ for Religious Organizations on Contraception Rule

With the White House under fire for its new rule requiring employers including religious organizations to offer health insurance that fully covers birth control coverage, ABC News has learned that later today the White House — possibly President Obama himself — will likely announce an attempt to accommodate these religious groups. [Read more...]

Our Evangelical Brethren Sound the Call to Meet Us At Helm’s Deep! UPDATED

 

Over on Christianity Today, that is the message that Timothy George and Chuck Colson write to our Evangelical Christian brethren. Go read First They Came for the Catholics: Obama’s Contraceptive Mandate, An Open Letter to Evangelical Christians. Here’s a taste.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ:

As you probably know by now, Obama Administration has refused to grant religious organizations an exemption from purchasing health insurance that covers abortion-inducing drugs, surgical sterilization, and contraception. [Read more...]

Sen. Harry Reid Runs Headlong Into the Constitution, Comes Away Shaken

It seems there was some talk of amendments to a Transportation Bill, that got side-swiped by the First Amendment to the Constitution. Mr. Reid complained.

“Here is a bipartisan bill to create and save jobs,” the Democrat from Nevada said, noting it had required the input of four different committees. “Every state in the union is desperate for these dollars. But to show how the Republicans never lose an opportunity to mess up a good piece of legislation, listen to this: They’re talking about First Amendment rights, the Constitution. [Read more...]

Yes, the Obama Administration has “Uncorked It” UPDATED

That’s aviator speak for “lost control of it.” That much is obvious. Bloggers Amie Parnes and Sam Baker up on The Hill, share the scoop with us in their post, Obama Administration Struggles to Contain Uproar over Birth-control Rule. [Read more...]


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