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Daily Archives: 10 February 2012
The USCCB have issued their statement. “The only complete solution to this religious liberty problem is for HHS to rescind the mandate of these objectionable services.” My emphases and comments: Bishops Renew Call To Legislative Action On Religious Liberty February 10, … Read More
I put it to you. I offer a two-tier answer option.
I noticed this today.
Supper. I had no interest in cooking, given the dreadful day we have had. However, I forced myself to look around and get creative with ingredients on hand. I started by cutting the zest from an orange and chopping it. … Read More
Paul VI: “danger of this power passing into the hands of those public authorities who care little for the precepts of the moral law”
The pontificate of Paul VI produced many a disaster, in my opinion, but when it came to a crucial turning point, in the face of diabolical opposition Paul VI issued Humane vitae. I suspect many of you have never actually … Read More
Now that I have posted Bp. Slattery’s statement following on President Obama’s “morally obtuse”, “insult to the intelligence”, and “cheap accounting trick”, everyone is going to ask me to post their own bishop’s statements. I can’t do that, though it … Read More
His Excellency Most Rev. Edward Slattery, Bishop of Tulsa, has issued a response to Pres. Obama’s latest “accommodation”, which I liken to his taking the “Plan B” pill. Text below, but here is his VIDEO! [wp_youtube]JLWnl1P4slg[/wp_youtube] Bishop Slattery responds to … Read More
I ask your kindness. Fr. Pedro Escribano of the Society of Jesus Christ the Priest, in the Diocese of Madison, is undergoing a delicate brain tumor operation today (Friday). Would you please remember Father in your prayers?
Glendon, George react to Obama’s “morally obtuse”, “insult to the intelligence”, and “cheap accounting trick”
CatholicVote has been doing us all a great service these days in tracking Pres. Obama’s attack on the Catholic Church and on the 1st Amendment rights of all Americans in his pursuit of power and his agenda. The following letter, … Read More
From The Catholic League: OBAMA’S PLOY ADDS INSULT TO INJURY February 10, 2012 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Obama’s revised healthcare plan as it affects Catholic institutions: President Obama’s latest ploy just adds insult to injury. If … Read More
From the site of the USCCB: Bishops Studying Initial White House Movement On Religious Liberty February 10, 2012 New opportunity to dialogue with executive branch Too soon to tell whether and how much improvement on core concerns Commitment to religious … Read More
Here are links to posts which are scrolling along. Pres. Obama’s “Plan B” compromise, Sr. Keehan, and the Magisterium of Nuns WDTPRS 6th Sunday of Ordinary Time: “kissing the porch” Pres. Obama’s “Plan B”. 1953 – Pius XII to American … Read More
Even before Pres. Obama made the announcement that he is taking his “Plan B” pill, an exponent of the Magisterium of Nuns, Sr. Carol Keehan of the Catholic Health Association (which – against the US bishops – gave cover to … Read More