It’s one of those things that makes you wonder just what they’re hoping to slip past us.
Thanks to the Archdiocese for the Military Service, USA, we now know that an Army Reserve training manual lists Catholicism along with other alleged examples of “Religious Extremism,” along with such groups as the Muslim Brotherhood, Al Quaeda, and Hamas. (Evangelical Christianity and Ultra-Orthodox Judaism also made the list.) And this isn’t just a rumor, it’s right there on slide #24.
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Here’s Bill Donohue from the Catholic League on Sen. Martin Sandoval
Senator Sandoval, a Catholic, voted in favor of gay marriage yesterday. Although that puts him at odds with the Church’s teachings, it is certainly something he is entitled to do. What he is not entitled to do is to mock the Catholic Church.
(A former Seminarian) Sandoval said he experienced alcoholism and homosexuality, and “even met men that were pedophiles.” But none were guilty of any wrongdoing. Indeed, it was through “no fault of their own” that they descended to such …
H/T Catholic Vote Action
Catholic Vote Action has released a video demanding that the Federal Government protect the First Amendment; “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”
Are you ready to rally for religious liberty?
This Friday tens of thousands of Americans will gather in 120 cities across the country to rally for religious freedom at noon (local time).
At least 15 bishops are speaking at these rallies being held everywhere from Miami, Florida to Kenai, Alaska.
I’ll be attending the rally here in downtown Chicago at 12 Noon on Friday March 23rd.
Chicago Federal Plaza
50 W. Adams Street (Map)
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I hope you will attend the rally closest to you.
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Cardinal Timothy Dolan sent a letter to his brother bishops earlier this week where he revealed a shocking conversation that recently took place at a meeting between White House and USCCB staff:
At a recent meeting between staff of the bishops’ conference and the White House staff, our staff members asked directly whether the broader concerns of religious freedom—that is, revisiting the straight-jacketing mandates, or broadening the maligned exemption—are all off the table. They were informed that they are. So much for “working out the wrinkles.” Instead, they advised the bishops’ conference that …
Every single Roman Catholic bishop in the United States has condemned in public the Obamacare HHS mandate — all 180 bishops who lead dioceses in the U.S. have spoken.
This is a simply incredible, unified, universal Catholic witness on this critical issue of religious freedom.
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Rhode Island was founded on Religious Liberty
“We cannot — we will not — comply with this unjust law,” Kansas City-Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann wrote in his letter to Sunday Mass congregations about the Obama administration’s health care mandate. “Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture, only to have their posterity stripped of their God-given rights.”
They are strong words that he does not use lightly. Here is a list of ways Catholics feel backed into a corner by the …
The sleeping giant has been awakened.
Right now we’re witnessing an unprecedented response to the Obama administration’s decision last Friday to proceed with their new mandate forcing all Americans (including the Catholic Church) to fund birth control, sterilization, and some abortion-inducing drugs.
Since Friday we have been receiving reports from individuals and parishes across the country. Catholics of all stripes, left, right, and center — “political” categories that are not typically helpful — are nevertheless coming together like never before.
We are united as one Church.
Bishops, priests, pastors and …
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A judge ruled yesterday that the State of Illinois can cancel its contracts with various Catholic Charities agencies in Illinois, despite his previous decision to halt that cancellation.
In his ruling, available at the Thomas More Society website, the judge did not rule on the Dioceses’ claims of religious discrimination, but instead declared, in only about two pages, that the plaintiffs are not entitled to contract with the state.
The judge seems to have missed the point, possibly in trying to find an “easy” way to resolve this case. It is illegal for Illinois to discriminate against …