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...]

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...]

Remember Yesterday’s Post by Steven Greydanus?

It’s been updated. Go read it at once.

Also, it turns out my Managing Editor made the comparison about Lucy and the football first. I was celebrating at the time, and so I missed that. *blushing*

Mr. Obama? The Church Will Bury You

So says a couple of secular journalists in the Business Insider article with the greatest title ever. Time to Admit it: The Church Has Always Been Right On Birth Control. Here’s a taste, [Read more...]

So, About the “Freedom of Conscience” Petition UPDATED

The Freedom of Conscience petition

Good news! “The Petition” is now number three on the list of “popular” petitions over at the White House website. Who would have thought it possible, given it’s humble origins? [Read more...]

Steven Greydanus reminds us to never…

trust Lucy with the football. No, Obama is NOT looking to compromise or backdown. < <==Read that in it's entirety, por favor before going any further.

Now, remember the council of Our King? [Read more...]

NARAL’s Petition is still chasing us…UPDATED

It’s kind of like this, folks. [Read more...]


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