Today, the HHS Mandate went into effect for private businesses.
And the U.S. State Department released its annual report on International Religious Freedom.
Secretary Clinton gave remarks today.
Funny thing. She didn’t mention anything about today’s start of the HHS Mandate.
Today was a great statement about the right to free expression of beliefs. But I wanted to remind us all of an earlier statement Americans made over the past few months when more than 300 rallies were held in cities and towns across the country, with attendance topping 125,000. Read details here, and see some pictures I gathered below.
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By now, you’ve probably heard of Karen Klein, the 68-year-old school bus monitor from upstate New York who was mocked and harassed by a group of teenagers. Klein, a widower and whose oldest son committed suicide about 10 years ago, was taunted by a mob of kids because, among other things, she was overweight.
The entire encounter was posted on YouTube and can be viewed here. Fair warning: it is ... More
Mary Higgins Clark was asked by the New York Times:
If you could require the president to read one book, what would it be?
And she replied:
The Constitution, with emphasis on the First Amendment.
She is Catholic, and the reminder sure is timely as we consider who will be president come January 20th.
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I encourage everyone who ever happens upon this website (it is safe to assume you have some interest in Catholicism and/or voting) to be sure and read James Taranto’s interview piece with Timothy Cardinal Dolan today in the Wall Street Journal. The cardinal points to a real challenge we lay Catholics have to take very seriously.
From the Taranto piece:
American Catholics have in fact become ... More
“Thank you.” Two very simple words that can mean so much. So in this fight for religious freedom, how about we show some gratitude? There are some names below of men and women who are do some overdue thanks. There are others — this is far from an all-inclusive list — but here is a start.
And the gals at the end, do say: We notice the women who oppose the HHS Mandate, unlike much of... 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
Make no mistake about it, Anti-Catholic liberals (both outside and inside the Church) are attempting to dismantle our Church’s public institutions and moral authority before our very eyes.
But luckily there are actions we can (and must!) take to stop them.
There’s something providential about the timing of their attack on our religious freedom. If our enemies were smart(er), they would... More
There’s been a bit of concern regarding statements or quotes from Catholic Charities that made it sound as if the organization was distancing itself from the USCCB and accepting the compromise on the HHS contraception mandate.
Catholic Charities has a statement posted on its website to clarify the matter:
In response to a great number of mischaracterizations in the media, Catholic Charities ... 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