Posts filed under Religious Freedom

Obama’s Final Solution

The Obama administration had dragged its feet on providing the final version of HHS mandate regulations, a tactic that effectively prevented many groups suing for their religious freedom to be allowed to do so, on the basis that the government had not actually finalized the regulation they were objecting to. They released it today, and… (read more)

Bishop Swain speaks out after Catholic insurance co. adds contraceptive coverage

Bishop Morlino on the de-facto religious beliefs of Americans

Bishop Morlino was on a secular conservative talk radio program, the Vicki McKenna Show, yesterday. I looked up a podcast of this program. His interview starts at about 20:00. First, McKenna asks him about the “pathologically silly” belief that the world might end when the Mayan calendar ended, jettisoning their own core value system, to… (read more)

Soros-funded “Faith in Public Life” handling PR for “Nuns on the Bus”

After going to see the Nuns on the Bus in Janesville, WI, I found on facebook a video the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters had recorded of Sr Simone Campbell earlier the same day, in which Sr Simone described candidly that “we asked for help in DC, and our colleagues, all the big players, they came together… (read more)

On the health care act, the bus nuns, and the wisdom of subsidiarity

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act surprised me–and upset me a good deal. The bishops immediately called (again) for Congress to fix the problems with the law that infringe our religious liberty, though making clear they had never joined in “efforts to repeal the law in its entirety”. But neither did they… (read more)

Nuns on the Bus visit Sinsinawa and Janesville

Recently the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a long awaited doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an official Church organization consisting of the leaders of most (but not all) of the communities of active religious sisters in the United States. One point of concern was the association of the… (read more)

Madison’s June 8th Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally!

Our Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally was  a great success, with stirring speakers and head count of 300 attendees! I believe and hope that everyone who attended was encouraged and formed by the experience–one of the organizers said afterward “I see the event as an opportunity to inspire/train the spiritual warriors attending”. Rally Captain… (read more)

Twelve Things Everyone Should Know About the “Contraceptive Mandate”

This very helpful summary of things to know is lifted directly from the USCCB, and was written by their Secretariat for Pro Life Activities. On February 15, 2012 the Obama Administration published a final rule mandating contraception and sterilization coverage in almost all private health plans nationwide, with an extremely narrow “exemption” for some religious… (read more)

Again, a vicious anti-Catholic ad from Madison’s Freedom From Religion Foundation

[Here’s a note that can introduce this well. A friend wrote to me: “I’ve seen that and it’s not even worth validating it by giving it attention. It’s just ridiculous.” I said: You’re right, but I think people should know just what kind of organization this is since it is right here. They do all… (read more)

Bishop Morlino EWTN Interview

On Saturday Bishop Morlino was on EWTN’s The World Over, responding to questions about the parish in Platteville, Congressman Paul Ryan, what he as a former Jesuit thinks of Jesuit Georgetown U inviting HHS Secretary and dissenting Catholic Kathleen Sebelius as a graduation speaker, and whether the bishops’ statements on other issues water down the… (read more)

%d bloggers like this: