From the New York Times:
The forces rearranging the family are as diverse as globalization and the pill.
But Rick Santorum is supposedly radically on the margins of society for ever expressing his view that it has done harm to women and men and the family?
We are told that the Right has forced a debate on contraception, when it is the media-aided White House and Democratic party (thank you for Dem... More
A blogger interview Rick Santorum did months ago has gotten play everytime he has had a surge. And so it is going into the Michigan primary. He talked about the dangers of contraception and that he would not walk away from his beliefs as president. That, of course, doesn’t mean a President Santorum would move to outlaw contraception, and he has made that clear in subsequent interviews. Morni... More
New York Parakeet Cage Liner columnist Nick Kristof opened his column thusly:
I MAY not be as theologically sophisticated as American bishops, but I had thought that Jesus talked more about helping the poor than about banning contraceptives.
And it didn’t get better from there.
More important than aspirin.
The rest basically assumes that people have sex with the same frequency as they get ... More
The Rwandan Genocide was not prescribed by the government. Now our genocide is.
Following up on Patrick’s post of earlier today, and this is a series of extra thoughts to develop and re-emphasize his point, the Administration has, in effect, declared human life a disease, or at the least has ordered us all to subsidize selfishness and modern genocide.
Think: Women’s Health™ tell... More
It’s been amazing to watch White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dutifully take the podium day after day and deny that Obama has created a problem for himself by forcing Catholic individuals and institutions to subsidize abortifacient drugs, sterilizations and contraception.
Let me break it down for the President:
When over 90% of Catholic bishops have condemned your decision and promised n... More
I posted this cartoon over the weekend, which I still think is the best.
Here are two more I’ve seen:
This one gets honorable mention:
This cartoon by Michael Ramirez is being forwarded around a lot this weekend:
full-size version here.
In the past I’ve compiled a list of all the bishops speaking out on a particular controversial issue (for instance, over Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama) — here are the bishops who have spoken out against the Obama/HHS mandate.
[See my ongoing coverage of Obama/HHS's war against religious liberty here, here, here and most recently here. I'm also tweeting more updates... More
Bishops across America are raising their voices against the onerous mandate issued by the Obama Administration through Kathleen Sebelius at HHS commanding Catholics to subsidize contraception, sterilization and abortifacient pills. UPDATE: thank you to everyone who has sent me more statements by bishops reacting to this news. They are included here.
Bishop James Conley of Denver:
Let’s be clear... More
“Tolerance is not a Christian virtue.”
This is probably one of my favorite phrases of Arcbishop Chaput.
Here’s the phrase in its original context:
“We need to remember that tolerance is not a Christian virtue. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty — these are Christian virtues. And obviously, in a diverse community, tolerance is an important working principle. B... More