Category Archives: Religious Liberty

Islam’s central problem

I saw this at Jihad Watch and thought…. “Yep.”
On the heals of the Feast of the Holy Rosary (Our Lady of Victory)…
Professor at Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome: Islamic State not un-Islamic, “model is Muhammad himself”
Where is … Continue reading

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SHOCK! A Catholic bishop who speaks like – *gulp* – a Catholic bishop!

As you know, not to long ago Bp. Howard Hubbard was retired from his looooong tenure as Bishop of Albany.  He was succeeded by Bp. Edward Scharfenberger.
Recently Bp. Scharfenbeger gave a speech to an interfaith group in Albany.   At … Continue reading

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“Be Thou King of all those who are still involved in the darkness of idolatry or of Islamism….”

At First Things George Weigel has a short piece about how Benedict XVI was right in his memorable, controversial Regensburg Lecture in 2006.  He has prompted me to go back to review what Benedict said.  Weigel gives a précis:
Eight years … Continue reading

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“What was once a request to live and let live has now become a demand for approval.”

I warmly recommend to the readership a column by Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago.   His Eminence knocks this one over the fence.
We enter in medias res.  You can find the whole thing HERE:
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In recent years, society has brought … Continue reading

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USCCB Pres. Archbp. Kurtz comments on Obama Admin’s slithery new HHS mandate rules

The Obama Administration’s war on religion continues unabated.
From Catholic News Agency:
Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules
Washington D.C., Aug 22, 2014 / 10:33 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new rules regarding its … Continue reading

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Student sneezes. Girl says, “Bless you!” Girl suspended.

ISIS has its secularized counterparts in these USA.
From WSMV:
DYER COUNTY, TN -
(WMC) – A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” … Continue reading

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NYC – Holy Innocents Church hosts prayer rally for Iraqi Christians

I saw this report about a prayer rally for Christians who are being persecuted, who are dying and on the run, in Iraq, murdered and tormented by Islamic terrorists.  HERE
This is what Pope Francis was talking about.  ¡Hagan lío!
Holy Innocents … Continue reading

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IRS has a “Political Activities Referral Committee” which spies on preaching

While I was at the recent Napa Institute gathering, I got to know Kristina Arriaga, Executive Director of The Becket Fund, which defends religious freedom.  They guided the Hobby Lobby decision to a good conclusion and for that we owe … Continue reading

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Will IRS monitor content of sermons? Do they now?

From Life News:
IRS Strikes Deal With Atheist Group to Monitor Content of Sermons
The next time your pastor delivers a pro-life sermon or urges the congregation to stand up for pro-life values in the political or public arena, he could be … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Religious Freedom under attack in the US Senate – FAIL

The other day I urged you, in unity with the USCCB, to contact your Senator’s offices and express your opposition to the passing of S. 2578, the ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’. This would have gravely … Continue reading

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