HHS Mandate

Religious Freedom Rallies Across U.S. this Friday

“The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is set to take place on Friday, March 23, in more than 100 cities across the country.” Are you going? Read more at the National Catholic Register: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/citizens-prepare-to-rally-for-religious-freedom-across-the-u.s/ For more information and rally locations: http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com/locations/ Print this entry

News Release from USCCB regarding HHS and Religious Freedom

[News Release] BISHOPS PROMISE TO CONTINUE ‘VIGOROUS EFFORTS’ AGAINST HHS VIOLATIONS OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN HEALTH CARE REFORM MANDATE Declare government has no place defining religion, religious ministry Seek protection for conscience rights of institutions, individuals Stress action with the public, White House, Congress, courts WASHINGTON—The U.S. bishops are strongly united in their ongoing and determined  efforts to protect religious […]

Eight Compelling Answers for Common Objections to the Catholic Position on the HHS Mandate

Primer on HHS Mandate If you are already familiar with this background and understand what the HHS Mandate requires, you can skip to the “Answering Common Objections” section of this article, but I would recommend that you spend time reviewing again the background of this grave attack on religious liberty. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“PPACA”, also referred […]

Lent and Politics

Courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol

Since converting to the Catholic Church in 2006, Lent has become a much anticipated time to recalibrate and get my bearings.  My Lenten journey is defined by words such as simplification, detachment, sacrifice, devotion and a focused effort on improving my prayer life.  This somewhat disciplined approach has worked well in past years, but this year I find myself continually […]

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 […]