The military chaplaincy, from the Catholic perspective, is one of the strangest amalgamations of duties, responsibilities, authorities, and chains of command. You have your bishop and your commanding officer. You have your “parishoners,” frequently consisting of many people not of the same faith, but for whom you have a more comprehensive pastoral responsibility—performing or arr... More
The phrase “fiscal cliff” has rapidly become the most overused cliché in American politics. It’s replaced “double down” which was abused during the campaign. President Obama and Mitt Romney accused each other of doubling down on some sort of allegedly failed policy so frequently that I wondered if each man was revealing a previously suppressed desire to be a blackjack dealer in Las Vega... More
In reaction to President Obama’s endorsement of so-called ‘same-sex marriage,’ Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement:
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York
President Obama’s comments today in support of the redefinition of marriage are deeply saddening. As I stated in my public letter to the Presiden... More
Cardinal Timothy Dolan sent a letter to his brother bishops earlier this week where he revealed a shocking conversation that recently took place at a meeting between White House and USCCB staff:
At a recent meeting between staff of the bishops’ conference and the White House staff, our staff members asked directly whether the broader concerns of religious freedom—that is, revisiting the stra... More
Now the serpent was more subtle than any of the beasts of the earth which the Lord God made. And he said to the woman: Why hath God commanded you, that you should not eat of every tree of paradise?2And the woman answered him, saying: Of the fruit of the trees that are in paradise we do eat: 3But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of paradise, God hath commanded us... More
Could you speak out against what is happening in this photo, Mr. President? Why so silent?
In the wake of some of the most horrifying anti-Christian violence the world has seen in the last few years, President Obama remains inexcusably mute. He and his administration are proving themselves to be deaf to the cries of Christians suffering. Among the many countries where Christians have sadly fallen ... More
From Portland, Maine to San Diego, California–
From Miami, Florida to Seattle, Washington–
Every single Roman Catholic bishop in the United States has condemned in public the Obamacare HHS mandate — all 181 bishops who lead dioceses in the U.S. have spoken.
This is a simply incredible, unified, universal Catholic witness on this critical issue of religious freedom.
(To those wond... More
I am done lobbying this President. It is futile. I am now 100% focused on defeating and replacing him in 2012.
All the reports indicate that President Obama only issued his false compromise last Friday in an effort to placate far-left Catholics who he sees as essential to his re-election campaign. The combined outcry of basically every Catholic bishop in this country, on top of the massive grassro... 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
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