Tag Archives: 1st Amendment

Are you clear about what happened between Pres. Obama and the HHS mandate v. our first liberties?

The excellent Becket Fund for Religious Liberty has a great timeline on their site about the HHS mandate, along with a detailed list of plaintiffs against the Obama Administration. HHS Mandate Timeline: August, 2011, Federal government issues a regulation requiring that … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Glendon explains why Bishops and Catholic institutions are suing the Federal Government

I’ve been watching the coverage of several news outlets about the Catholic lawsuits filed against the Obama Administration.  The coverage demonstrates that a lot of people misunderstand what is going on. For example, we must NOT argue for the freedom … Continue reading

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List of Catholic entities which filed against the Obama Administration

Our objections to Pres. Obama’s attacks… are not about politics or political parties are not about being Catholic are not about contraception. No, on the contrary, they … are about conscience are about religious liberty are about our rights from … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi’s insists that military chaplains be forced to perform homosexual “marriages”. Chaplains protest.

As a follow up to Nancy Pelosi’s recent stupidity, this is form CNS: Chaplain’s Group Says Pelosi’s Wrong About Need to Protect Conscience Rights of Chaplains By Pete Winn (CNSNews.com) – A group representing more than 2,500 Evangelical Christian military … Continue reading

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“Darmok and Jalad at Tanagra! Sebelius and JFK at Georgetown!

Do you remember Archbp. Charles Chaput’s great talk in Texas about then candidate John F. Kennedy’s infamous speech in which he sold out his Catholic identity for the sake of life in the public square? Do you remember that then-candidate … Continue reading

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A Catholic casualty in Pres. Obama’s war on the First Amendment: Franciscan University in Steubenville

Pres. Obama – whom Newsweek calls “The First Gay President” – and his administration are actively undermining not only our societal mores, but also our First Amendment rights. His administration’s HHS mandate is an attack on religious liberty, for it … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! A TWITTER PROJECT REQUEST from Fr. Z

Catholics need to learn better how to use the new media, new tools of social communication, and social networking. (On that score, I renew my appeal that you please use early and often the sharing buttons on these entries. Thanks!) … Continue reading

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Georgetown Jesuits invite Kathleen Sebelius

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! Jesuits. They have effectively said to the US Bishops: “Screw you!” From the CNS: Kathleen Sebelius to Speak at Georgetown Commencement Ceremony In what can only be interpreted as a direct challenge to America’s … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama’s problematic proclamation for National Day of Prayer (3 May)

In the wake of Pres. Obama’s direct attacks on the 1st Amendment both in its religious liberty clause and freedom of speech clause, in the wake of the Pres. Obama’s bungling of the Chen Guangcheng Affair, I read this on CNA: … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama undermining free-speech.

Pres. Obama is undermining not just the freedom of religion clause of the 1st Amendment but also free-speech. Under a new law which Obama signed anyone protected by the Secret Service may request that there be no protests near them. … Continue reading

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A Most Tragikal Hystory of Obama I

Today is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day! In honor of this day, I urge you to speak in iambic pentameter and use words like “fleer”, “prithee”, and “guerdon”. In honor of this banner day, anniversary most auspicious, I have in … Continue reading

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Democrat candidates in Connecticut favor forcing Catholic hospitals to perform abortions

Something we have to remember when considering the Obama Administration’s erosion of the 1st Amendment through the HHS mandate, is the element of what I call “creeping incrementalism”.   Each time some radical thing is proposed, even if it fails, … Continue reading

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Bp. Jenky attacked through the IRS for his sermon about Pres. Obama and faux catholic politicians

Not long ago Bp. Jenky in Peoria during a sermon really hammered President Obama and quisling catholic politicians.  I wrote about Bp. Jenky’s sermon HERE. Excerpts: “May God have mercy on the souls of those politicians who pretend to be Catholic in church, … Continue reading

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Operation HOT MIC!

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What about Pres. Obama’s surrogate Hillary Rosen? Huh?

Hillary Rosen, the left-wing political and lesbian activist and Obama operative, thinks that Ann Romney, the DCIS cancer surviving, MS enduring mother of five, has “actually never worked a day in her life”. [wp_youtube]T_BRWBUVhyc[/wp_youtube] Does that jive with your experience of … Continue reading

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