Tag: Catholic Church

Holding to a Form of Godliness, but Denying Its Power

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi will be present today in Rome for the celebratory mass to be held by the new pope, Francis I. They were chosen as part of the delegation because they are Catholic. Never mind that their beliefs are anything but Catholic. Both favor the pro-abortion stance and have come out in support of same-sex marriage. What I wouldn’t give to see the following scenario unfold: Biden and Pelosi, like too many of their fellow Catholics, are… Read more »

Religious Liberty in the Crosshairs

Forty-three organizations, mostly Catholic, have sued the federal government over the HHS regulations in Obamacare that would force them to violate their religious beliefs. Some people don’t care because they view this as a birth control issue, they are secular, and they consider the Catholic church to be positively medieval in its strictures against birth control. Others, among them Protestant Christians, are tempted to stay on the sidelines because they don’t agree with the church’s stance on the issue and… Read more »

That Was the Week That Was

Time to summarize the week, starting with the Obama administration’s directive to force Catholic hospitals to provide birth control [and by extension possible abortions]. Where does he think he gets that authority? This is a slap in the face, of course, to all those Catholics who voted for him, thinking he was some kind of paragon of virtue. But they should have known; his record was quite clear before running for the presidency. He was the only state senator in… Read more »

The Camel Is in the Tent

What trumps religious liberty in our new, enlightened era? It seems that the “right” to healthcare and the quest for “non-discrimination” do. Here’s what’s happening. On the healthcare front, under Obamacare, religious organizations that aren’t technically churches—hospitals, universities, etc.—are being told they have no choice but to offer provisions in their healthcare plans that provide birth control, even those methods that can be called abortifacients. The Catholic Church takes a stand against birth control, and that church runs a multitude… Read more »