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4 Things You Probably Have Wrong About the Hobby Lobby Decision

Today, the Supreme Court issued its decision in the Hobby Lobby case (Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.), siding with Hobby Lobby. It was a 5-4 decision, with Justice Alito writing the opinion (Justice Kennedy, who joined the majority, also wrote a concurring opinion). The Court’s decision, holding that the HHS Mandate violates Hobby Lobby’s […]

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The HHS Mandate is “Self-Defeating”? A Federal Court of Appeals Weighs In.

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued an important ruling about the HHS Mandate today. The ruling makes several important points, and frames the HHS Mandate debate in a productive way. It’s certainly an exciting moment for those of us against the mandate, even though it doesn’t go nearly as far […]

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Just How Effective is Natural Family Planning, Anyway?

One of the major arguments surrounding natural family planning is on its effectiveness. Critics of NFP claim isn’t all that effective at family planning. In part, this misconception is due to two things: Charles Auguste Romain Lobbedez, Family Time (1876) that, despite its name, it There are a wide variety of practices thrown together under […]

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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

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

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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