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

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  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 […]

USCCB Responds To Supreme Court Decisions On Marriage: ‘Tragic Day For Marriage And Our Nation,’

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:

Why the Media is Afraid of Dr. Gosnell

There has been an outcry against the media silence of perhaps one of the most horrific, under-reported story in modern times: Dr. Kermit Gosnell and his abortion clinic now known as “The House of Horrors.” The only national TV source has been Fox News while the three major networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS continue to ignore it.  After intense public […]

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:

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 […]

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 […]

Condoms and Grade School Children

Dr. Peter Kreeft wrote in Back to Virtue, “The patient, Western civilization, may indeed die soon and will certainly die some day, for everything human is mortal. But it need not die now. Though we are sliding towards the abyss…we can (still) turn back the clock which keeps false time.” It seems we are bound and determined to continue the […]

With Gratitude to Our Readers

Today (Thursday, April 29th) is the six-week anniversary of the public launch of The Integrated Catholic Life eMagazine. Please excuse a bit of shameless promotion, but we are beside ourselves with gratitude to God for how He is blessing this effort.  As you already know, if you have been reading the articles here for a while, what began as a simple, standard blog […]