After relentless and vociferous criticism from feminist organizations, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius has abandoned her opposition to the over-the-counter sale to minors of the so-called “Plan B” contraception pill which can also be used to cause the abortion of a fertilized egg. This cowardly retreat by Secretary Sibelius is hardly surprising, but it is nevertheless rev... More
The Washington Post now reports that officials at the highest levels of the Internal Revenue Service were aware of the program to target conservative organizations applying for tax-exempt status prior to the 2012 elections but that they remained silent. The deliberate and shocking targeting of conservative organizations that sought tax-exempt status stands in contrast to government collusion wit... More
The HHS Mandate continues to cause problems for faithful Catholics standing up for their religious liberty. There’s a battle going on this week in courts across the nation, where more than 40 dioceses or Catholic institutions are fighting just to have their arguments heard by the Federal Government.
The simultaneous filings Aug. 27 were in response to an Aug. 6 brief in which the Obama admi... More
I recently heard from a source within the Department of Health and Human Services who indicated to me that people within the organization are “terrified” of what is going to happen. Not just with the mandate, which Catholics are combating eloquently in the Fortnight for Freedom. They’re afraid that the entire health care legislation will come tumbling down.
If that happens, they... More
Every January a few hundred thousand people participate in the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Today, Stand Up For Religious Freedom rallies will be at noon in over 100 cities across the country.
Franciscan University Office of Student Life, in conjunction with ten different student groups—including Students for a Fair Society, Students for Life, and Young Americans for Freedom—is c... More
I know that CV blogger Stephen White and George Weigel have already talked about this topic, but I want to focus more directly on the embarrassing lack of journalistic integrity David Gibson and the Religion News Service just displayed. His latest article for them is nothing more than pro-Obama propaganda.
Quite simply: exactly how does David Gibson qualify as a reporter any more? And why exac... More
Make no mistake about it, Anti-Catholic liberals (both outside and inside the Church) are attempting to dismantle our Church’s public institutions and moral authority before our very eyes.
But luckily there are actions we can (and must!) take to stop them.
There’s something providential about the timing of their attack on our religious freedom. If our enemies were smart(er), they would... More
Every single bishop (all 180 who are the head of a diocese) in the United States has publicly condemned the Obama/HHS mandate.
Now I’d like to begin compiling a list of Catholic (and religious) institutions who have said publicly they will fight or oppose the mandate.
A few ground-rules:
I’m only going to include institutions that have issued public statements online or a statement t... More
Rick Santorum had a HUGE night last night, winning all three states that held primaries and caucuses yesterday: Missouri by over 30 points (winning every county), Minnesota by almost 20 points, and most surprising of all, Colorado by 5 points.
First of all, I want to PRAISE and THANK all of you who responded to my post yesterday calling on Catholics to support Rick Santorum in these states.
One pr... 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