Support Hobby Lobby. Here’s How. UPDATED

There’s nothing better than waking up on a Sunday, eating a breakfast of pancakes and bacon, drinking a tall cup of hot coffee, and deciding to join a doomed, quixotic, movement to fight tyranny. Yes, and doing so right before heading to Mass, no less, so intentions for its success can be offered up.

Care to join me? [Read more...]

Christmas Comes Early For Religious Colleges Fighting HHS Mandate

While crickets are chirping from purveyors of important news, here’s the scoop on another victory against the HHS contraceptive mandate  in court yesterday.  The Becket Fund shares, [Read more...]

Video: President Obama Speaking at the Prayer Vigil for Newtown Shooting Victims

Just a little while ago…

The full transcript of the President’s speech can be found here.

A Mother Asks, Will We Have the Courage to Discuss Mental Illness Too? UPDATED

It’s Sunday morning in the aftermath of another national gun-related tragedy. We collectively lift up our hands in prayer as a nation, with weeping and lamentation. Even Saturday Night Live handled our mourning with class and dignity. And as we wonder “why?” we also say to ourselves “never again” and wonder how we can make the carnage stop. [Read more...]

Cardinal Dolan Notes Media Silence on Recent Court Decision

Though regular readers here, on New Advent, and at Stand With the US Bishops Against HHS learned all about the recent decision regarding the HHS Mandate in suits filed by the Archdiocese of New York, Cardinal Dolan notes that no one outside of the Catholic bubble noticed it. I reckon the Sunday news shows are busy discussing Fiscal Cliffs and trouble with Health Exchanges to bother reporting on a rebuff to the Administration.

No news is better than bad news? Perhaps for the Administration and its apologists. His Eminence explains, [Read more...]

Capital vs. Labor and the Ruling Class vs. the Rest of Us = the Same Thing

Folks are starting to take notice of this development. Catholic social teaching has always noticed it, especially since the time St. Thomas Aquinas was writing his summas.  And the Church has been outspoken about just wages and the dignity of workers for some time now.

Below is a short video of the fellows over at Yahoo! Finance wondering if it’s time for labor unions to make a comeback. [Read more...]

Dennis Miller’s Observation…

Photo credit: HBO

Who knows? Maybe there’s a lower level cabinet post in her future or perhaps an ambassadorship.

He likes me…he really likes me.

Scariest Political Movie I Ever Saw…

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You may have seen it too. No, it wasn’t Bob Roberts, nor was it The Manchurian Candidate.

The one I’m thinking about even starred Martin Sheen, long before he even knew he would be President in the television series The West Wing. Everybody loved President Josiah “Jed” Bartlet back in the day, didn’t we? Jed was even a Noble laureate, as I recall.

Anyway, I said “scariest” so in this movie, see, Sheen was a supporting actor. The star was Christopher Walken, and he was definitely suited for the role of Johnny Smith, in the Stephen King derived thriller, The Dead Zone. [Read more...]

Archbishop Chaput on the Politics of Secularism

In the combox this morning on the post on the new educational website launched by the USSCB, a reader notes that religious freedom is a two way street.

The concern here is America not only as a place of freedom OF religion, but also freedom FROM religion. Both must be honored in a true democracy.

I replied with a few thoughts, noting that yes it is a two-way street, and let’s make sure it isn’t a one way street to the gulag for believers.

Providentially, as no one tips me off to stuff going on within the halls of the chanceries throughout the country, Archbishop Charles Chaput launched a little YouTube video* to help answer the concerns of secularists like the reader above. [Read more...]

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Protect our First Freedom, America. It’s what Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. would want us to do.


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