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  • SCOTUS grants injunction from contraception mandate to Little Sisters

    01/24/2014 4:09:53 PM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 20 replies
    Janurary 24, 2014
    Per Greta on Fox..
  • Little Sisters of the Poor stand firm against mandate

    01/14/2014 9:35:24 AM PST · by Welchie25 · 12 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 1/13/14 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    The phone rang at the Catonsville headquarters of the Little Sisters of the Poor just moments after a Dec. 31 televised news program reported on Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s order to temporarily prevent the Little Sisters of the Poor from being required to comply with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. A 12-year-old girl from Colorado had been watching the breaking news with her parents and wanted to call the Little Sisters to support their lawsuit against the federal government. The sisters object to having to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and abortifacient drugs within their employee health insurance coverage under...
  • Letter from Hobby Lobby Stores CEO

    David Green is the founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., which is challenging the Obamacare contraceptive mandate. This letter is an excellent illustration of how stupid one-size-fits-all federal policies trample individual freedom. When my family and I started our company 40 years ago, we were working out of a garage on a $600 bank loan, assembling miniature picture frames. Our first retail store wasn't much bigger than most people's living rooms, but we had faith that we would succeed if we lived and worked according to God's word. From there, Hobby Lobby has become one of the nation's...
  • Cardinal Dolan Implies That Obama Lied to Him

    10/29/2012 11:47:43 PM PDT · by Slyfox · 26 replies
    Courageous Priest ^ | October 29, 2012 | Cardinal Timothy Dolan
    Over the last six months or so, the Catholic Church in the United States has found itself in some tension with the executive branch of the federal government over a very grave issue: religious freedom. Can a government bureau, in this case the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), define for us or any faith community what is ministry and how it can be exercised? Can government also coerce the church to violate its conscience? Obama had personally assured me that he would do nothing to impede the good work of the Church in health care, education, and charity,...
  • Obama on Free-Birth-Control Mandate: 'That's Why We Passed This Law...We Are Going to Keep It'

    10/06/2012 3:12:28 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/5/12 | Fred Lucas
    "I mean think about that, your boss tellling you what is best for your health or safety," said Obama. "Let me tell you something, Virginia," Obama said, "I don't think your boss should control the care you get. I don't think insurance companies should control the care you get. I definitely don't think politicians on Capitol Hill should control the care you get. We've seen some of their attitudes, we've read about those. "I think there is one person who gets to make decisions about your health care, that's you," said Obama.
  • Abp Chaput on voting for Obama: ‘I certainly can’t vote for somebody who’s pro-choice’

    09/17/2012 11:38:54 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 129 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | September 17, 2012 | Patrick B. Craine
    PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 17, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) - As the November general election approaches, America’s Catholic bishops have been walking a fine line as they strive to avoid appearances of partisanship while at the same time they wage a high-profile battle against the Obama administration over religious freedom. Earlier this month, one of the leading lights in the U.S. episcopate insisted he “certainly” could not vote for Obama, while not specifically endorsing his Republic opponent Mitt Romney. Asked whether a Catholic could vote for Obama in good faith, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia replied: “I can only speak in terms of my...
  • Gingrich on Sebelius: 'She Is Waging War on The Catholic Church’

    08/08/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 8, 2012 | Matt Cover
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Wednesday that Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was “waging war on the Catholic Church”—an apparent reference to the Obamacare regulation she finalized earlier this year that requires nearly all health-care plans to offer sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortion-inducing drugs free of charge. “This secretary of HHS is a radical. She is waging war on the Catholic Church. She’s adopted radical positions on a range of issues,” Gingrich said during a conference call on Wednesday. … In its lawsuit against the HHS and Sebelius, the Archdiocese of New York cited similar comments made...
  • Sandra Fluke Says She Didn't Know Target Sells Birth Control Pills for $9

    03/21/2012 3:52:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies · 4+ views
    Cybercast News Service ^ | Cybercast Elizabeth Harrington
    Thirty-year-old Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke, who told a House Steering and Policy Committee hearing convened by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi last month that contraception can cost a student $3,000 during law school, told CNSNews.com on Tuesday that she did not know that the Target store 3 miles from the Georgetown Law campus sells a month's supply of birth control pills for just $9. Target advertises the $9-per-month birth control pills on its website, and CNSNews.com confirmed and reconfirmed that the $9 pills were in fact available at the Target near Georgetown Law. “Without insurance coverage,
  • The Not-So-Bitter Pill (Sandra Fluke's contraception-cost numbers don't add up)

    03/08/2012 6:15:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/08/2012 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    The question of who controls health-care costs has been endlessly discussed, but it seems that we’ve all missed the answer: the media. In recent weeks, we have watched the cost of birth-control pills rise dramatically: Three weeks ago, in the infancy of the Sandra Fluke fracas, we were told that the annual cost was, at most, $600; then Fluke upped the ante, reporting $1,000 per year in her congressional testimony; and finally, her figure was widely misreported as being $3,000 per annum. This last spike seems to have been the messy byproduct of Fluke’s claim that $3,000 would be the...
  • Cardinal Dolan: White House Lectured My USCCB Staff On How to Interpret Catholic Teaching

    03/07/2012 10:14:16 AM PST · by NYer · 54 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | March 6, 2012 | Thomas Peters
    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 we should listen to the “enlightened” voices...
  • Fluke says Limbaugh hasn't called her to personally apologize

    03/05/2012 12:55:15 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 5, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Sandra Fluke said Rush Limbaugh has not called her personally to apologize for referring to her as a “slut” and a “prostitute” last week. Fluke, a Georgetown law student who testified last month to Democrats about the new contraception mandate in the healthcare reform law, also said she wouldn’t welcome a personal call from Limbaugh. “No [he has not called],” she said during a Monday appearance on “The View.” “And let me be clear that I think his statements on the air have been personal enough about me so I'd rather not have a personal phone call from him,” she...
  • Why I Apologized to Sandra Fluke

    03/05/2012 10:29:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 176 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 5, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
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