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Bishops Vow to Fight Coercive HHS Mandate – Action Alert

From the USCCB website: “Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, sharply criticized the decision by the Obama administration in which it “ordered almost every employer and insurer in the country to provide sterilization and contraceptives, including some abortion-inducing drugs, in their health plans….Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and […]

United States Catholic Bishops Respond to Obama HHS “Accommodation”

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have responded to President Obama’s “accommodation” by issuing the following press release… Bishops Renew Call to Legislative Action on Religious Liberty February 10, 2012 Regulatory changes limited and unclear Rescission of mandate only complete solution Continue urging passage of Respect for Rights of Conscience Act WASHINGTON – The United States Conference of Catholic […]

Fr. Barron on Protestantism and Authority

Well, just recently I finished a book I’d wanted to read for a long time. It’s Dr. Alister McGrath’s book called, Christianity’s Dangerous Idea. And it’s a very interestingly, very compellingly written history of the Protestant movement and also a study of some central Protestant ideas… Watch and listen to commentary on Protestantism and Authority Father Barron can be found […]

When Catholic Hospitals Lose Their Identity and Way (Part II)

On Monday, in the editorial “When Catholic Hospitals Lose Their Identity and Way,” we focused on Phoenix Bishop Thomas Olmsted’s stripping St. Joseph’s hospital of its Catholic status, after it refused to admit that it had done anything wrong and to change its ways after it became known that it had authorized and carried out a direct abortion in November […]

Explaining the Authority of the Pope Through the Eyes of a Loving Parent

Loving Parents Care for Their Young While making dinner, you notice an eerie quietness in the room where your 2 year old has been playing.  Rounding the corner, you catch sight of the reason why: Little Timmy has found joy jumping on the sofa. In an instant, without conscious deliberation, your eyes take in the corner of the coffee table, […]