Memo to Obama: You’ve Got a Problem.

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

This Tuesday, Support Rick Santorum!

This Tuesday, Missouri holds its Republican primary and Colorado and Minnesota hold their caucuses. If you have reservations about supporting Mitt Romney, and live in one of these three states, this is your last chance to prevent Mitt from winning the GOP nomination. To put it bluntly, I don’t think Newt Gingrich will be able to challenge Mitt Romney in a 1-on-1 race. Santorum has proven (in... More

On Obama’s Unwinnable Battle Against Religious Liberty

What a crazy week it has been, between the Obamacare/HHS mandate, over 150 bishops speaking out against it, and the battle between Susan G. Komen and Planned Parenthood. A great many people are visiting this site today because of my comments on the Komen situation — my most recent thoughts on that can be found here (ongoing updates can be found at my twitter page @AmericanPapist — the ... More

Obama vs. Religious Liberty: Important Neglected Thoughts and Mentions

I’ve been so caught up in covering the Obama/HHS mandate story (and updating this list with the latest bishops’ statements – now up to 140) that I haven’t had much time to reflect and present the picture I’m seeing unfold. Obama spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, ironic considering his decision to attack religious liberty last week. Politico makes cl... More

[Important Updates] Obama Admin Decides to Require Religious Institutions to Cover Free Contraception & Sterilization

Liberals are crowing about what they see as a huge victory for them — and they are right — because this victory comes at the expense of religious liberty. Welcome to the Obama 2012 reelection plan: ignore and marginalize people of faith, pander to the far-left’s sexual-political priorities. This via the far-left site ThinkProgress: Today, in a huge victory for women’s health, H... More

I’m Blogging/Tweeting from South Carolina, Including the CNN Debate!

I’m in Charleston, South Carolina today and will be attending the CNN Presidential debate this evening at 8PM ET. Stay tuned here for my comments and follow my live updates via Twitter at: PS – recent blogging has been somewhat in suspension since Christmas break because I came back to a very heavy work load which is now mostly under control again. Thank you... More

Author Danielle Bean Records Pro-Santorum Call for

Alexander Burns at Politico has the story (and the audio:): The organization Catholic Vote is running automated phone calls in New Hampshire to support Rick Santorum’s campaign for president, saying the former Pennsylvania senator will “fight for us” and is the only candidate “talking about the family.” Catholic Vote, which endorsed Santorum last week, recorded a message fro... More

Santorum Round-Up: Surging in South Carolina, Slandered by NPR, Defended by Gay Former Aide

Three big news items about Rick Santorum today. CatholicVote, of course, endorsed Santorum yesterday. Read the press release here. This endorsement has generated a great deal of attention and press which should find its way into today’s lunchtime reader (stay tuned). First, his poll numbers in the next two primary states, New Hampshire and South Carolina, have improved dramatically in poll... More

IT TAKES A RICK SANTORUM: Endorses Keystone Senator for President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 5, 2012 Contact: Joshua Mercer Email: CHICAGO, IL –, a leading national grassroots Catholic advocacy organization, today proudly announced their endorsement of Senator Rick Santorum for President. President Brian Burch issued the following statement explaining the endorsement: “Pennsylvania’s Rick Sa... More



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