Did You Catch the Latest on the HHS Mandate During the Premiere of EWTN News Nightly?

In case you missed it, your intrepid blogger can point you to the segment below. There was a good discussion between Helen Alvaré, Get Religion’s Mollie Hemingway, and anchor Colleen Carroll Campbell.

Roll clip. [Read more...]

Can a Pope Know More About Liberty Than the Founding Fathers?

Jotting down a few thoughts on Liberty, and from whence it comes…

See for yourself. [Read more...]

Hobby Lobby Granted Appeal of Previous Decision. Full Court Will Consider Halting HHS Mandate Enforcement Against the Firm

What would Good Friday be like without a little HHS Mandate news? The timing may be purely coincidental, but still, it’s a hopeful development. Jeff Glasser of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty shares the news with us. [Read more...]

Meanwhile, Back in the USA, the HHS Mandate Fight Continues…

What the HHS Mandate game is like…

It’s kind of hard to tear ourselves away from all of the historic goings-on in Vatican City. But just as the angels asked folks why they were standing around looking up at the sky after Jesus ascended into heaven, so too must we get back to the task of fighting for our freedom to follow the teachings of His Church. [Read more...]

Representatives Propose the Health Care Conscience Rights Act to Provide Exemption from the HHS Mandate UPDATED

This just in from the good folks at The Catholic Association.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Representatives Diane Black (R-TN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA) will hold a press conference tomorrow, Tuesday, March 5th at 10am EST in Rayburn House Office Building Room B-318 regarding the introduction of the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (HCCRA) that would protect Americans’ First Amendment rights and would stop the Obama Administration’s assault on religious freedom. [Read more...]

To Do List: Mark Your Calendars, and Call Your Congressional Representatives

The first item is in regards to something that is happening on March 26th that you probably haven’t heard anything about: The March for Marriage. Here is the press release from the National Organization for Marriage, [Read more...]

A Reminder: Why the Bishops Stand Against the HHS Mandate

 

To see the future of the USCCB’s discussion of the HHS Mandate, we need to turn back to the both the recent and the distant past. Just last year, on March 14th, 2012, the Bishops published a paper entitled, United for Religious Freedom. Timothy Cardinal Dolan, in his response to the February 1 rule proposal by the Administration, referred to that document and quoted liberally from it.

Here’s a brief refresher, [Read more...]

President of Ave Maria University on What A Workable HHS Mandate Looks Like

 Hint: It’s not the most recent attempt floated last Friday. Writing an op-ed piece in The Hill, Jim Towey, President of Ave Maria University, explains why the college is not impressed with the new version of the Mandate, and what a workable solution for religious liberty would look like.

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New USCCB Website Launched to Inform the Culture on the Importance of Religious Liberty

One of the salient points critics of our bishops’ stance on the HHS Mandate fail to notice is the solidarity of the group. Do you know how many of the bishops have broken away and decided that the HHS Mandate is really not a big deal? [Read more...]

Public Prayer at University of Tennessee, Revisited


The other day I shared the story about the Freedom From Religion Foundation’s letter to the University of Tennessee regarding prayer before events. The University has stated that they will continue to allow “non-sectarian” prayer before sporting events, etc., and the FFRF has said they will not pursue further legal action, but that they will continue to monitor the situation.

As the clip below reports, the FFRF is on the march throughout the state of Tennessee, doing what they can to free the masses from what they consider to be an exclusive practice, and one that violates the separation of church and state. Roll tape, [Read more...]


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