Monthly Archives: June 2012

The Catholic Health Association Tacks to Windward UPDATED

And just in the nick of time. They were headed for a lee shore, or so it seemed back in February. That is when Sister Carol Keehan had backed the Administrations “Accommodation,” standing side by side with Vice-President Joe Biden … Continue reading

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Religious Liberty: It’s Not Just a Christian Thing

Pretty soon, the Supreme Court will hand down their verdict on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. This decision, and how it affects the HHS Mandate, has been discussed early, and often, in this space. Something that hasn’t been … Continue reading

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How the Affordable Care Act’s Constitutionality Affects the HHS Mandate

The Beckett Fund has a handy graphic. H/T Women Speak for Themselves. It’s sort of like a shell game, with three walnut shells and a pea.

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Rebecca Hagelin “Gets It” on Religious Liberty…As Does A Rock Band

She’s spot-on the phony “War on Women” too. Here’s what she said a few weeks back in an article from the Washington Times shortly after the stealth lawsuits were launched, The controversy swirling around the mandate from the Department of Health … Continue reading

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Freedom of Worship Isn’t Religious Liberty UPDATED

There have been scads of opportunities for the current Administration to smooth over the concerns of folks regarding their moves athwart the First Amendment of late. Regarding rights of conscience, and religious liberty, in particular, though they try to argue … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln on the Importance of Freedom of Conscience and Religious Liberty

Everyone knows how easy it is in the age of the internet to cobble together a saying that meshes with the popular mood of the times, and then attribute it to a giant of philosophy, art, or politics. Often times … Continue reading

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Fr. Pontifex Strikes Again…

Father Claude Dusty Burns with a little ditty on the compatibility of faith and reason. Help make it go viral!

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Goethe Suggests a Blog Post. Who Am I to Say No?

‎One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Good advice, that. I wonder … Continue reading

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D-Day, June 6, 1944

The photograph above was taken by Frank Scherschel for Life Magazine, after D-Day. From today’s issue commemorating the landing, the editors at Life share the following, It’s no mystery why images of unremitting violence spring to mind when one hears … Continue reading

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Because Catholics Say Stuff Like This…And Mean It

You know, like soon after their city has been devastated by a nuclear bomb. Catholics, being fallen human beings, say other stuff that is less encouraging too. But thoughts like the ones above are timeless, beautiful, and true. I have … Continue reading

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