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Cardinal Wuerl: HHS Mandate – Nothing Has Changed

This arrived in my inbox this evening, from Cardinal Wuerl.  It’s consistent with the comments he made at Mass on Friday, and I’m thrilled to see someone with his prominence speaking out so forthrightly.  The only edits I’ve made were bolding a few parts that I thought were particularly important: February 13, 2012 Dear Friends, […]

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Why the HHS “Compromise” Doesn’t Work

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The announced HHS “compromise” requiring insurance companies, rather than religious institutions, to pay for abortion, contraception, and sterilization, may be a step in the right direction, but it still has huge problems that need addressing: Caspar Isenmann, Betrayal of Christ (15th c.) The Church will still be footing the bill: Fr. Andrew’s initial response to this was […]

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Contesting the HHS Mandate – A Panel Discussion

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Last night, at the Catholic Information Center, there was a fantastic panel discussion on the HHS Mandate, featuring: Richard Doerflinger James Capretta, Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) (and a former Associate Director of the OMB), Richard Doerflinger, Associate Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Kyle Duncan, General […]

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Religious Liberty: Mapping the Developing Landscape

As the debate regarding religious liberty gains attention and momentum, it is prudent to regularly examine the landscape and tone of this crucial discussion. Clarity and proper emphasis are of paramount importance when sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. They are just as crucial in politics. The White House Blog has made one attempt to […]

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A Disturbing New Day for American Religious Liberty

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As I’ve mentioned previously, the federal government (specifically, the Department of Health and Human Services) is trying to force Catholic hospitals, charities, and schools to pay for abortion-causing drugs, sterilizations, and contraception — all of which directly violate our right to conscience. In my previous post, I compared it to a law attempting to force […]

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Air-Conditioned Atheism, the U.S. Bishops, and the HHS Mandate

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Archbishop Chaput’s talk at the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life this year is a must-read for anyone concerned with abortion, or with religious freedom. In it, he speaks rather movingly about children with Down Syndrome, and about the increased risk they face of being aborted (a theme I hit on here).  But one of the […]

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