House to Hold Hearing on Anti-Catholic HHS Discrimination Next Thursday

Big news that I saw on the wire : Next week the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hold a hearing on the administration’s decision not to renew funding for United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) program to assist human trafficking victims. According to news reports, the decision was made due to USCCB’s pro-life stance and funds were withheld despite objectio... More

Breaking: Obama Appointees Denied USCCB Grant By Utilizing “Unfair, Politicized” Justifications

You may remember this update from a CV Lunchtime Reader: Payback? The Obama administration has failed to renew a $19 million grant awarded to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist victims of human trafficking. The grant was first awarded in 2006 by the Migration and Refugee Services and has helped 2,700 victims of human trafficking. Sister Mary Ann Walsh, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bisho... More

Let Us Subsidize Sexual Abstinence

The government ought to subsidize abstinence, or at least force health insurers to do so. The mandate from HHS tells us that contraceptives and sterilization procedures qualify as “preventive medicine” that must be covered by all health insurance plans. Thus we can deduce that pregnancy is a disease which the state has a vested interest in preventing. If this is true, there is no surer... More

Social Justice is About Redemption, Not Mandating Contraception Coverage

Father Robert Sirico, founder and president of the Acton Institute, was the latest in the Distinguished Speakers Series here at Franciscan University recently (full video, video excerpts, and full audio available here). His talk could hardly have been more timely. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services, Catholyc, who promulgated the offensive rules. Rules promulgated by the Depa... More

Obama & HHS Give New Hampshire Planned Parenthood $1 Million After State Revoked Their Funding

All of our success at defunding Planned Parenthood state-by-state has clearly upset President Obama and his Secretary of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. After New Hampshire decided to cut $1.8 Million in taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood in their state, Kathleen Sebelius responded by giving $1 Million in taxpayer dollars directly to the abortion provider to make up some of the ... More

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