Bishops Raise Alarm: Catholic Freedoms Under Attack

Bishops are calling attention to new "Catholics Need Not Apply" signs. The Church is raising the alarm: Our religious liberty is under attack. Cardinal Francis George was prophetic in 2009 when he said the White House had taken “the first step in moving our country from democracy to despotism.” That was when President Obama broke the promise he made to Catholics at Notre Dame and mad... More

Reader: GOP finds marriage penalty in Obamacare, Pro-life laws should focus on supply, Mack running for Senate

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. House Republicans are claiming that Obamacare has a marriage penalty. When some couples get married, they may no longer be eligible for tax incentives for insurance, a new report from the GOP Oversight and Government Reform Committee says. Professor Michael New suggests that laws which reg... More

Reader: Jesus not ‘religious enough’ for Obamacare exemption, ND slams HHS mandate, military chaplains & SSM

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Call it the Quote of the Month. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo took issue with the phony religious exemption offered by the Obama administration in their recent abortifacient/contraception mandate. The “religious employer exemption” is “so extremely narrow that it protects almost no one,” said Cardinal Dani... More

Controversial Notre Dame Board of Trustees Member Resigns

Local Chicago WGN reports: A Chicago business executive resigned today from the University of Notre Dame’s board of trustees, after conservative Catholic columnists reported that she donated thousands of dollars to an organization that supported pro-choice politicians. Roxanne Martino, president and chief executive officer of Aurora Investment Management, a Chicago firm that manages more th... More

Really? Notre Dame Claims Board Member Didn’t Know Emily’s List Was Pro-Abortion, After Donating $30K To It

Talk about digging a hole for yourself. This is what the office of the President at Notre Dame is sending in response to people asking about why Roxanne Martino was invited to sit on their board: Ms. Martino (along with her husband, Rocco) is a Notre Dame graduate, and she is fully supportive of Church teaching on the sanctity of life. She has through the years contributed to organizations that pr... More

Minnesota Catholics: Call your State Representatives today!

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The Minnesota House might vote as early as this afternoon to place a proposed Constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union of one man and one woman before the voters in 2012. The Minnesota Senate has already approved the measure. Even before the House opened at 9 a.m. this morning both sup... More

Shocker: Notre Dame Elects Trustee Who Donates to Pro-Abort Causes

I’m trying so hard to root for the Irish but they keep doing stuff like this: The Cardinal Newman Society last week reported the stunning news that the Chicago businesswoman just elected to the Notre Dame Board of Trustees, Roxanne M. Martino, has in recent years contributed sizable sums to pro-abortion groups. The largest contributions, totaling $16,150.00 between 2005 and 2008, went to E... More



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