Category Archives: Religious Liberty

Did Notre Dame Just Go Off the Cliff?

Despite its ongoing lawsuit against the Obama administration over its employee health care plan, the University of Notre Dame’s student insurance plan will cover contraceptives and abortifacients. This is bad news.  Really bad. And for a lot of people holding out hope for, or actively working for, the renewal of Catholic identity at Notre Dame, [...]

Five Ways Gay Marriage Affects You Personally–Even If You’re Not Gay or Married

One of the favorite arguments of libertarians and liberals alike when it comes to the debate over redefining the institution of marriage is that when two consenting adults pledge their lives to each other it does not affect anyone else. The assertion that government recognition of same-sex marriage for someone else does not diminish your [...]

An Iraqi Bishop Challenges YOU…

Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna, auxiliary bishop of Baghdad, took to Facebook yesterday to offer you a challenge…one that doesn’t require dousing yourself in ice-water! Here’s the challenge: Tomorrow, Tuesday, August 26, at 6 pm Baghdad time (that’s 11 AM EDT, 8 AM PDT) join him in spending 30 minutes in prayer and in silence before [...]

Moral Clarity in the Middle East

Today is the Feast of St. Maximilian Kolbe who is also known as the Apostle of Consecration to Mary. During the Second World War, Kolbe sheltered many Polish Jews in his friary. In 1941, he was arrested and later transferred to the Auschwitz death camp as prisoner #16670. In July of that year, Fr. Kolbe [...]

Must-Read: Archbishop Chaput on How to Save the Culture

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia, in an essay at Public Discourse,  outlines a clear and concise plan of action for one of our most pressing tasks as 21st century Christians – converting the culture in which we live. In a short piece that will take you five minutes to read, Archbishop Chaput sets out [...]

Christendom at War

Two-hundred ten years ago this Sunday, on August 3, 1804 at half past two o’clock in the afternoon, Commodore Edward Preble raised the signal for his squadron to commence the bombardment of the harbor of Tripoli. His second division of gunboats was commanded by Captain Stephen Decatur, who had won international renown for his earlier [...]

Bishops Slam “Unprecedented and Extreme” Attack on Religious Freedom

Gotta love the bishops these days. As you already know, President Obama just signed an executive order banning anyone who contracts with the federal government from discriminating based on “sexual orientation” or “gender identity.” The U.S. Bishops’ response to King Barack’s latest edict from on high was swift and decisive.  And it didn’t mince words [...]

Obama attacks religious liberty — again!

The Supreme Court has already rebuked Obama twice on religious liberty. But that isn’t stopping this president from launching another attack on religious liberty. This time, Obama is using the purse strings of the federal government to marginalize employers with religious convictions. President Obama today signed an executive order which demands that all federal contractors and subcontractors grant special treatment based [...]

Joe Manchin claims to be “pro-life” but wants Hobby Lobby case reversed

When the Supreme Court issued its ruling in the Hobby Lobby case, pro-lifers cheered. But not Senator Joe Manchin. The West Virginia Democrat claims to be “pro-life” yet look at the statement he released in support of a Senate Democratic plan to reverse the Hobby Lobby decision: “Today, I voted in support of overturning the [...]

An Attack on Religious Freedom

According to the Weekly Standard‘s Terry Eastland, the bill introduced by Senate Democrats to effectively overturn the Hobby Lobby verdict in fact sweeps far more widely and presents a serious threat to freedom of conscience.  He makes two key points. In the fist place, the new bill simply says that employers may not deny coverage [...]


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