Civilly disobedient?

Our bishops are continuing forward in their march against the HHS mandate stating that all insurance plans – including those provided by faith-based groups – must cover contraceptives, including abortifacients and sterilization. But the tone is changing, and it sends shivers down my spine. This past weekend parishes country-wide heard Read more…

Resource Roundup

Friends, Many of you have asked to know more about the HHS mandate, the bishop’s response, and their call to us for action. Here’s a round up of resources for you to check out. Thanks for your interest! USCCB: Excellent background info, Cardinal-designate Dolan’s video, and how to write to Read more…

How to back your bishop

Tune into the Sonrise Morning Show with Brian Patrick at 6:35am on Monday, January 31. Brian and I will be discussing my latest column for Catholic Lane (already being picked up by other sites!), “Literally Unconscionable,” and what we can do to back our bishops in their fight against the Read more…

Freedom! Finally!

Today was the funeral of a dear family friend and my mentor of many years. I couldn’t attend Fr. Jonathan’s funeral, because it was held in Germany where he’s been stationed since 2009. He’s buried there, too, in his community’s cemetery near their Schoenstatt Fathers house and world headquarters. During Read more…

Petition to Stand for Religious Freedom

Here’s the link to the St. Michael Society website, on which you’ll find a petition to Stand for Religious Freedom and in support of Cardinal-designate Dolan’s efforts in this regard. Worth signing. http://stmichaelsociety.com/stand-for-religious-freedom-petition/# You can read more about this issue in my column for Catholic Lane: http://catholiclane.com/literally-unconscionable/

Literally Unconscionable

Friday, January 20, 2012, the Obama administration announced that faith-based institutions must cover free contraception for employees. While mainstream media tries to pass this off as merely covering “the pill,” it also includes sterilization and abortifacients. (See the AP story here.) Regardless, Catholics (and other religious denominations) are being forced Read more…