True Colors

With the successful campaign to smear and intimidate the supporters of Arizona Senate Bill 1062 into silence, we have seen the true colors of modern liberalism: it is a totalitarian movement which seeks to destroy religious expression. This is bad enough, but sadly, this is only a symptom of the much larger problem of radical individualism run amok. In a way, the gay pride flag is a fitting emblem... More

Is Uncle Sam Retaliating Against The Furloughed Priest Who Filed A First Amendment Lawsuit?

Last October I told you how the federal government shutdown was affecting Catholic Priests contracted to perform chaplain duties for the underserved Catholics in the US military. You shared that post far and wide, and it became the most-read item on CatholicVote in 2013 with nearly 350,000 views. I believe that the story resonated so deeply because of the critical issue it represents: namely, t... More
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Fighting Back: Priest Blocked From Serving Naval Base Suing Federal Government

The story of those priests serving our military bases without active duty chaplains continues to develop. In a release from the Thomas More Law Center, it has been revealed that one furloughed priest is now suing the federal government for violating religious liberty: The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Father Ray Leonard, a Catholic priest contracted to serve as base chaplain and Fred Naylor, one... More

Do Military Priests Really Face Arrest? A Look At The Laws Surrounding The Shutdown

There have been a lot of comments on my piece from yesterday pertaining to the prohibition on furloughed GS or contract priests saying Mass at US military installations. A number of people have raised questions over the legal provisions surrounding this situation, and some have said this situation is no different than that facing every furloughed government worker. I’m no attorney, but IR... More
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Military Priests Face Arrest for Celebrating Mass in Defiance of Shutdown

Our government is out of control. First, it was the World War II veterans who had to break down barriers to see the open air, un-attended memorial erected in their honor.  A memorial which is on public land but is supported – including the National Park Service fee – with private funds. This week there was more security surrounding this memorial — just to keep elderly veterans... More

For God or For Country?

Perhaps you have heard about the story of Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, USAF? Then again, with the media’s attention dominated by Syria, maybe you haven’t. Here’s his story: Monk, who is a devout evangelical Christian, said he met with the young instructor and told him that he was fighting for him. “He was really concerned,” he said. “He said he felt like he was on an island –... More

What are Catholics To Do? Here are the Top 5 Places for Voluntary Exile

Over the past few years, Catholics have seen a non-stop assault on traditional values. With the reversal of DOMA by the Supreme Court, the aggressively anti-Catholic liberal agenda will only become stronger. As Christians, it is our duty to bear witness and to stand up for our beliefs, but what if things get really bad–like secret catacombs, beheadings, burning at the stake, and thrown to ... More

Why Do Liberals Love to Hate Catholic Schools?

A former Catholic school teacher, Christa Dias, is suing the Archdiocese of Cincinnati for firing her after she artificially inseminated herself to conceive a child out of wedlock, which is a violation of the teachings of the Church and of her employment contract. Meanwhile, Carla Hale continues her battle against the Diocese of Columbus after being dismissed for her making her lesbian “spousal... More

Conservatives? Harass them! Planned Parenthood? Fund them!

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

Bishop Campbell Speaks About the Hale Case

In an exclusive interview published today in the Columbus Dispatch, Bishop Frederick Campbell broke his patient silence on what was until now a purely internal human resources matter regarding the dismissal of Carla Hale. She was a teacher at a Catholic high school in the Diocese of Columbus until her public and open admission that she considers her lesbian partner a “spouse” in contradic... More

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