Tag Archives: religious liberty

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 all group … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama is finally going to be properly vetted – before an election

Have you read Dinesh D’Souza’s The Roots of Obama’s Rage? (UK HERE and KINDLE)
There is a film based on the book coming, 2016, a projection of America after four more years of an Obama presidency.
He is finally being vetted by … Continue reading

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Card. Brandmüller: Vatican II Declarations do not contain “binding doctrinal content”

From Catholic World News:
Cardinal: ‘binding doctrinal content’ not major part of breach between Holy See, SSPX
The Second Vatican Council’s declarations on non-Christian religions and religious freedom do not contain “binding doctrinal content,” Cardinal Walter Brandmüller said at a press conference … 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 of … Continue reading

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Catholic organizations file religious liberty lawsuits against the federal government in a dozen jurisdictions

For a full list you can go here.
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As you know, The First Gay President, Pres. Obama, has been undermining our 1st Amendment rights.  He has been attacking the Catholic Church, directly and through his minions such as the deplorable Kathleen … 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 chaplains says House … 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 would … Continue reading

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VIDEO about November. Fr. Z asks, “What is this? Tolkien?”

When I saw this video my first thought was, “What is this? Tolkien?”
Perhaps it is.
The Silmarillion and The Lord of the Rings present a seemingly hopeless  struggle against evil.  The protagonists were constantly challenged to overcome their limitations, make sacrificial … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Georgetown and Kathleen Sebelius

The Cardinal Newman Society has this about Georgetown University’s invitation of HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, supporter of Tiller the late-term abortionist, the President’s pointman in the attack on the Church’s and on freedom of religion, the architect of forcing Catholic … 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!)
I saw … Continue reading

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Georgetown Jesuits invite Kathleen Sebelius

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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 Catholic bishops, Georgetown University has … Continue reading

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Obama’s surrogate in his attacks on Religious Liberty

This is Kathleen Sebelius, Pres. Obama’s surrogate at HHS, questioned on religious liberty.
FAIL.
I picked this up from Life News:
Sebelius Admits She’s Unaware of Top Religious Liberty Cases
by Jeanne Monahan
This morning in a hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Education … 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 the past … 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, but in … Continue reading

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Operation HOT MIC!

Perhaps this could be run as an ad from now until the election in November?

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U.S. Bishops Issue Call To Action To Defend Religious Liberty

From the website of the USCCB:
April 12, 2012

Urge strong lay involvement
Outline threats to First Freedom at all levels of government and abroad
Call upon dioceses to pursue religious liberty fortnight, June 21-July 4 [Mark your calendars.  Get things going.]

WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on the HHS mandate: “There is no way to justify it. It is simply wrong.”

In an interview, Raymond Card. Burke has offered his view on Pres. Obama’s attack on religious liberty, his erosion of the 1st Amendment, his duplicitous, anti-Catholic… okay.. you get it.
From Life News with my emphases:
Thomas McKenna: “It is beautiful to see … Continue reading

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A Good Friday Liturgy intercession in the light of our current concerns

In light of the current circumstances we face as Catholics, as people of all faiths, and as American citizens, this is excerpted from the Good Friday intercession prayers in the Ordinary Form:
IX. For those in public office
Let us pray also … Continue reading

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Good piece by Catholic League on links between Obamacare, HHS mandate, and ACLU

Be sure to review and file away for reference this piece from the Catholic League:
OBAMA ENLISTS ACLU TO WAR ON CATHOLICS
April 4, 2012
On April 3, Catholic News Service published a story on an internal memo from the bishops on ObamaCare. … Continue reading

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