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

Obama vs. Religious Liberty: 5 Notable Updates

1) My list of bishops who have spoken out against the Obama/HHS mandate now stands at 115. So well over half of the U.S. bishops who head dioceses have spoken out. 2) Senator Marco Rubio today introduced a bill (“the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 2012″) to repeal the Obama/HHS mandate. This is significant because the Democrat-controlled Senate will be the hardest obstacle to ove... More

Updated: *191* Bishops (100% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate

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

[Updated] Bishops React to The Onerous Mandate: “The Bell is Tolling”, “Pray to St. Michael” and “To Hell With You!”

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

[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

Left Outraged, Pro-Lifers Surprised that Sec. Sebelius Makes Right Call on Not Giving Plan B to Minors

A funny thing happened on the way to the pharmacy: Kathleen Sebelius did the right thing. It has pro-lifers scratching their heads and pro-aborts apoplectic. The New York Times summarizes what happened: For the first time ever, the Health and Human Services secretary publicly overruled the Food and Drug Administration, refusing Wednesday to allow emergency contraceptives to be sold over the counte... More

The War on Religious Liberty, with “Catholics” Leading the Diabolical Attack.

The First Amendment as ratified in 1791: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Now I have a couple of theories about the way the Obama administration views this. Eit... More

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