Birth control mandate a Catholic issue? Hardly. Pastors, Christian leaders launch letter campaign

Today the Family Research Council will hold a press conference at 12p in the heart of the Bible Belt – the Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee – to announce the launch of a letter writing campaign by Protestant pastors and Christian leaders opposing Obama’s contraception mandate. This is not a Catholic issue. This is a religious freedom issue.  As a matter of fact, as Catholic Philly reported on February 14, and another recent poll indicated, Evangelicals oppose the contraception mandate more than any other religious group… At the press conference FRC will announce the letter has already been signed […]
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Of Soviets, Cardinals, conscience protections and turkey-cheese sandwiches

In my youth, the differences between the Soviet Union and the United States were made abundantly clear to us. We had the freedoms enumerated in the Bill of Rights, and they didn’t. Teens at drive-thru fast food restaurants were iconic of American freedom. The freedom to recreate our culture through music, food, mobility. Our fathers fought despotism in World War II and Korea and told us of the communist menace, always juxtaposed with the freedoms for which they fought. We could only imagine the deprivations endured by our peers who were trapped behind the iron curtain. We’d heard of the […]
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Good news! – Surrogate mother resists abortion pressure, will keep baby

Last week I told you that there are two surrogate mothers right now who are being pressured to abort the babies they are carrying by the biological parents because of abnormalities. Well, I just found out that one of the mothers has decided definitively to keep the baby – come hell or high water. “I will not have her blood on my hands,” the mother writes. However, while this is great news, keep in mind that this is only the beginning of the road for this courageous woman. She is facing enormous uncertainties and potentially high legal and medical costs, […]
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USCCB President: CHA’s Keehan is ‘to Blame’ for ObamaCare Passage

USCCB President: CHA’s Keehan is ‘to Blame’ for ObamaCare Passage by LifeSiteNews.com By Kathleen Gilbert ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, June 17, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Catholic Health Association (CHA) President Sr. Carol Keehan and other Catholic groups that broke with the bishops to support the federal health care reform legislation are to blame for the passage of the pro-abortion legislation, said Cardinal Francis George, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, as reported by the Catholic News Agency on Thursday. George reiterated his strong condemnation of the Catholic groups during a Tuesday morning meeting of the U.S. bishops in St. Petersburg. […]
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