Category Archives: Religious Liberty

LOUISIANA: Judge strikes down law requiring confessors to report abuse

Have you followed at all the court battle in Louisiana concerning the Seal of Confession and obligation to report certain crimes?
From CWN:
A Louisiana judge has ruled unconstitutional a new state law requiring priests to report sexual abuse that is mentioned … Continue reading

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27 Feb: St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows – Patron of Handgunners, seminarians, novices

Today is the feast of St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Gabriel Possenti, according to the calendar of the Novus Ordo. In the older, traditional Missal we find that 28 February was given to him.   27 February is … Continue reading

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5 Facts about the Little Sisters of the Poor SCOTUS case

From the Becket Fund For Religious Liberty:
Dear Friends,
The world watched while the Pope, during his US tour, made a surprise visit to the Sisters “in support of the Sisters’ legal fight.” As you may know, on Holy Wednesday, March 23, … Continue reading

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CNS: Catholic Colleges and Title IX Exemptions

This comes from the Cardinal Newman Society:
Catholic Colleges Should Claim Title IX Exemptions, Says Newman Society President
As Title IX interpretations have expanded to include discrimination policies grounded in gender theory, Catholic colleges should have no qualms about claiming constitutionally-protected exemptions, … Continue reading

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26 Dec: The Protomartyr, The Octave, and You

In addition to Boxing Day, and the day good King Wenceslaus went out, it is the feast of St Stephen. I hope all your snow is neat and crisp and even.
St. Stephen’s feast has been celebrated this day since the earliest … Continue reading

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Thomas Aquinas College will not compromise

I have learned from the Catholic education watchdog group Cardinal Newman Society (see their feed on the sidebar of this blog) that Thomas Aquinas College has opted to NOT to knuckle under to the threats of the Obama Administration regarding ObamaTax … Continue reading

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The Flag, Pope Francis, Cuba and Religious Freedom

Look… Pope’s meet with all sorts of people.  That said, I direct your attention to a piece at USA Today by Nichols Hahn of Real Clear Religion.  My emphases.
Havana’s U.S. flag no victory for pope: Column
Secretary of State John Kerry’s historic flag-raising … Continue reading

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Posted in Religious Liberty, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Olympian Middle | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

Banning kneeling violates religious freedom

At HPR Fr. Regis Scalon, OFM.Cap. has a good piece which might be sent to ever parish priest who seeks to force people not to kneel during Mass.
Here is the introductory section:
Kneeling Ban: Good Liturgy or Loss of Religious Freedom?
Some … Continue reading

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28-29 July: LaCrosse – Excellent annual conference for canonists and lawyers

Once again this year, the Speculum Iustitiae Conference for canon and civil lawyers will be held at the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe near LaCrosse.
If you haven’t been to the Shrine, you are in for a treat.
Raymond Card. Burke … Continue reading

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Is this really a surprise? Pres. Obama keynote speaker at Catholic Health Ass

Qui cum canibus concumbunt cum pulicibus surgent.
From Catholic World News:
President Obama will be keynote speaker at Catholic Health Association convention
President Barack Obama will deliver the closing address to the annual assembly of the Catholic Health Association (CHA), the organization has … Continue reading

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IDAHO: City ordinance says pastors must “marry” homosexuals or go to jail

In the Washington Times I read this.
Idaho city’s ordinance tells pastors to marry gays or go to jail
Coeur d‘Alene, Idaho, city officials have laid down the law to Christian pastors within their community, telling them bluntly via an ordinance that … Continue reading

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Heads up! Reactions to my post about destruction of Christian businesses still rolling in.

Reactions to my post When they come to destroy your business because you are pro-traditional family are still rolling in. It was cited quite a few news outlets and blogs.
Today, Sunday, there is a piece in the local paper where I … Continue reading

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Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Liberals, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments

Why is Religion News Service – RNS – so liberal?

It’s almost always the case that when I post anything about Religion News Service (RNS), it’s because what they publish is liberal editorializing rather than religious news.  David Gibson of RNS seems to go out of his way to make conservative Catholics … Continue reading

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Tolerance is over

The world is going nuts. I have often felt a bit like Cassandra, but … Cassandra was right.
Here is another take.
From the pen of John Zmirak at The Stream with my emphases and comments:
The expected Supreme Court decision imposing on 50 states … Continue reading

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Religion of Peace in Nigeria – now beheading with chainsaws

From RT:
Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections
Militants from extremist group Boko Haram attacked several Nigerian towns, torching houses and fatally shooting those who fled before reportedly beheading some of the bodies with chainsaws. The string … Continue reading

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