HHS Mandate

Supreme Court Sides with Hobby Lobby 5-4 in a Narrowly Defined Decision

United States Supreme Court

  In a narrowly-defined decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby cannot be forced by the HHS Mandate to provide certain medicines/services to its employees that violate the religious beliefs of its owners.  We will need to watch for more information and analysis as the day progresses as to what this means for Hobby Lobby and other employers. Read […]

Daily Catholic Quote from Helen M. Alvaré JD

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 […]

What Are You Prepared To Do For Religious Freedom?

Editor’s Note: This is a speech given by Integrated Catholic Life™ contributing writer Theresa Thomas on October 27th, 2012 at Religious Freedom Rally in South Bend, Indiana. You are here today because you care about our country, our children, our future. You gave up something in your normal everyday routine to be here- maybe it was a football game on the sofa, […]

USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause abortion, in the health insurance coverage they provide their employees:

What to do about the Continuing Threat to Religious Liberty – Will we surrender to Christ or to Caesar?

Our focus at the Integrated Catholic Life™ is to help fellow Catholics integrate their Catholic Faith throughout their daily lives. In other words, living the Catholic Faith means more than attending Mass on Sundays. To be Catholic requires that we live out our lives guided by the teachings of Jesus Christ… in the home, in the workplace, in the public […]

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 […]

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 […]

News Release from USCCB regarding Affordable Care Act and today’s Supreme Court Decision

[News Release] June 28, 2012 Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding, immigration problems WASHINGTON—Today the United States Supreme Court issued a decision upholding as a tax the provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that requires individuals to purchase a health plan—the so-called “individual mandate.” For nearly […]

Escape From Apathy-ville

"St. Michael the Archangel"

Please join me for a moment of honest self-reflection. Do you ever feel numb or helpless in the face of all the problems the world faces each day? One only has to watch the news or follow the events of the day online to feel completely overwhelmed.  Some of the challenges facing the world include ever-increasing threats to our Catholic […]

Fr. Barron comments on “The HHS Mandate: Anti-Catholic and Un-American”

  Well, some years ago, a seminal book was written by a Holy Cross Father James Burtchaell called The Dying of the Light – the thesis of which was, a number of universities in America that began under religious auspices and for religious purposes… think of University of Chicago, Yale, Princeton, Harvard… These universities began as explicitly religious, devolved by […]