Category Archives: Religious Liberty

Great news: Supreme Court vacates adverse ruling against Autocam

Well, you know about Hobby Lobby. And you might also know that Conestoga Wood was joined in with the Hobby Lobby case. And if you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that a third for-profit corporation made it to all the way to the Supreme Court. That was Autocam, a Michigan-based company who [...]

I Saw Jefferson, Crying

I saw Thomas Jefferson today by the Missouri River near Atchison, Kansas, crying. (I know it’s hard to believe; I hardly believe it myself!) “Hello, Mr. President,” I said. He fought to regain his composure. “I am no president,” he answered. “Ah,” I said. “What year is it where you are from?” “It is the [...]

One Sunday in June

On a Sunday in June, one century ago tomorrow, Franz Ferdinand Karl Ludwig Josef von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria-Este, Austro-Hungarian and Royal Prince of Hungary and Bohemia and his loving wife, Sophie Maria Josephine Albina Grafin Chotek von Chotkow und Wognin, Duchess of Hohenberg were shot in cold blood in front of a German delicatessen [...]

Three Reasons Obama’s Newest Attack on Religious Liberty Concerns Catholics

Last week, I reported that the Obama White House is working on an executive order that will impact federal contractors. Conceived as an effort to curtail unjust discrimination against LGBT persons, the new rule could impose a hefty price tag on Catholic and other faith-based federal contractors. In effect, the new order could force federally [...]

HHS Mandate was just the first step. Here comes a new attack on religious liberty.

Faithful Catholics have been focused on President Obama’s contraceptive mandate for some time now. But, the fight for religious freedom just entered a new round. Another assault on First Amendment protections just reared its ugly head. News of it broke Monday morning. Get set, folks. This is serious stuff. This morning, Buzzfeed – “The Media [...]

Bishop Conley: Thomas More Teaches Us How to Fight For Religious Freedom

With religious freedom under increasing threat by the federal government, Catholics in America today “face serious crises of conscience,” said Bishop James Conley of Lincoln in a recent column for his diocesan newspaper. “Our federal government increasingly serves a secular agenda, and is increasingly intolerant of human life, the human family, and human dignity.  The [...]

A Tale of Two Prisoners

The Catholic teaching of just war is an extension of the duty of men to protect women and children from violence, but Meriam Ibrahim and her two children are sitting in prison and she will likely earn the martyr’s crown of glory for her courageous defense of their Christian faith while the cowardly deserter Bowe [...]

The Five Most Important Battles in Catholic History

In America, we are all blessed with the freedom to practice our religious beliefs, not only in the secret depths of our hearts but fully and openly in the public square. Protestants, Catholics, Jews, and Muslims have fought side-by-side in our wars. Memorial Day is a celebration of those brave men and women who died [...]


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