Free Sterilizations for Children! Brought to you by Obamacare…

Every time I think I’ve heard it all, I come across a story that shows I still have the capacity to be shocked. Catholic Online’s Stephanie Zawada dropped this bomb today. I’m pretty sure I started shouting something incomprehensible at my monitor, because all my kids came running to ask me what was going on. (I didn’t tell them.) Forget the milestones of obtaining a driv... More

Memo to Obama: You’ve Got a Problem.

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

Updated: *191* Bishops (100% of Dioceses) Have Spoken Out Against Obama/HHS Mandate

In the past I’ve compiled a list of all the bishops speaking out on a particular controversial issue (for instance, over Notre Dame’s invitation to President Obama) — here are the bishops who have spoken out against the Obama/HHS mandate. [See my ongoing coverage of Obama/HHS's war against religious liberty here, here, here and most recently here. I'm also tweeting more updates... More

Why It’s Time for Jon O’Brien And Others to Drop the Conscience Canard (or Buy Me a Big Mac)

“Tolerance is not a Christian virtue.” This is probably one of my favorite phrases of Arcbishop Chaput. Here’s the phrase in its original context: “We need to remember that tolerance is not a Christian virtue. Charity, justice, mercy, prudence, honesty — these are Christian virtues. And obviously, in a diverse community, tolerance is an important working principle. B... More

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