healthcare

Helen M. Alvaré JD

Daily Catholic Quote from Helen M. Alvaré JD

“Those currently invoking “women’s health” in an attempt to shout down anyone who disagrees with forcing religious institutions or individuals to violate deeply held beliefs are more than a little mistaken, and more than a little dishonest. Even setting aside their simplistic equation of “costless” birth control with “equality,” note that they have never responded to the large body of […]

The Komen Alternative

One of the most frequently asked questions I receive from my radio listeners has to do with alternatives to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Active Catholics are slowly beginning to understand that there is a connection between Komen and the nation’s largest abortion provider; Planned Parenthood. That said, outside of Catholic media and a very few select health related web sites, […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Helen M. Alvaré JD

“Those currently invoking “women’s health” in an attempt to shout down anyone who disagrees with forcing religious institutions or individuals to violate deeply held beliefs are more than a little mistaken, and more than a little dishonest. Even setting aside their simplistic equation of “costless” birth control with “equality,” note that they have never responded to the large body of […]

Courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol

Six Important Things Catholics Must do this Political Season

Catholics and the Healthcare Debate It is now three days since the Supreme Court ruled the Affordable Care Act (ACA) constitutional (with the exception of the Act’s threat to withhold federal funding of State Medicaid programs) by a 5-4 margin. Everywhere I go and no matter who I encounter, this topic is on the minds of everyone. And nearly all […]

Fourth of July will be Different this Year

I am not very proud to admit that over the years I have taken the 4th of July, or should I say the real meaning of this national holiday, for granted over the years.   To me, the date has been more about another way and another special day to celebrate summer; my favorite season of the year. When I was […]

The HHS Mandate and Conscience Made Simple – Five Things You Should Do Now

By now, most every Catholic and non-Catholic citizen is aware of the important debate taking place over President Obama’s effort to force Catholic organizations and institutions to provide sterilization coverage and contraceptive coverage, including abortion-inducing drugs, in the health insurance plans they offer their employees. The negative reaction to this mandate crosses lines of religion, age and sex. Many Catholics […]

US Bishops Request Your Urgent Action

URGENT ACTION ALERTS: New Threat to Conscience On August 1, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued an “interim final rule” that will require virtually all private health plans to include coverage for all FDA-approved prescription contraceptives, sterilization procedures, and related “patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity.” These are listed among “preventive services for […]

Who is Baby Joseph and Why Should I Care?

The world has taken notice of a 14-month old baby from Canada whose family has been fighting the medical establishment since October to help their child breathe. Moe and Sana Maraachli were refused a tracheotomy for their son because the apparently fatal neurological disease that the child has renders further intervention “futile.”  Working with many others, we at Priests for […]

Defunding Planned Parenthood

February has been a momentous month in Washington with respect to defending innocent human life from abortion. On the negative side, last Friday [February 18, 2011] President Barrack Obama rescinded a 2008 executive order by President Bush that protected the conscience rights of medical students and health care workers from having to participate in immoral activities that violate their consciences. Pres. […]

The Practice of Medicine Cannot be Isolated from the Truth

“The Practice of Medicine Cannot be Isolated from the Truth!” An ICL Conversation with Dr. Theresa Deisher SEATTLE — The culture we live in is under assault.  Nowhere are the battles more clearly drawn than in the world of medicine. And unless Catholics step into the cultural breech, the practice of medicine might radically change in the next few years, using our most […]