Silencing the Voices of the Faithful in Health Care

Religious liberty provides for the free exercise of one’s faith in every aspect of life. This freedom is far more extensive than merely having the freedom to attend the worship service of choice.  Truly living one’s faith means that family life, professional life, leisure activities, as well as spiritual practices are guided by the tenets . . . Read more

The Quest for a Motherless Society

(Zenit.org) — We read in Genesis that God created a man and a woman. Listen as Adam speaks of Eve: “This at last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman for she was taken out of Man.” (Gn 2:23) Since the beginning there has never been any intimation . . . Read more

Be Not Afraid! St. John Paul II’s Key to Building a Culture of Life

(Zenit.org) — The recent canonization of Saint John Paul II offers an impetus to reflect on both his life and his papacy. The Pope’s leadership of the Catholic Church was exemplified by his signature phrase “Be not afraid!” Yet, what exactly was he exhorting the faithful to face without fear? Pope John Paul II first . . . Read more

HHS Mandate Not the Only Threat to Religious Freedom

While the Health and Human Services (HHS) contraception/sterilization/abortifacient mandate is often the focus of those concerned with current threats to religious freedom in the U.S., there have been several recent court cases involving the Catholic Church which also look to undermine our First Amendment rights. Three female teachers – a computer teacher in the Archdiocese . . . Read more

A Time of Renewal

The Lord beckoned, “‘Even now,’ declares the LORD, ‘return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.’” (Joel 2:12-13) . . . Read more

54% of Independent Women Polled Believe in “War on Women”

The headline blares: “54% of Independent women voters polled agree that there is a War on Women.” Granted, this is an opinion claim more than it is a factual one. The figurative (or “literal,” if you ask Vice President Biden) “War on Women” line is the talking point that its promoters, mostly on the Left, . . . Read more

Father West: Obamacare Needs to be Repealed

Father Peter West, vice president for missions at Human Life International, made the following comments on the Supreme Court steps Thursday following the Court’s decision on Obamacare. [Transcript follows video.] I’m Father Peter West. I work at Human Life International. We are pro-life missionaries to the world. And we defend life, faith and family throughout . . . Read more

Abortion Lobby Uses HHS Mandate to Dictate Religious “Beliefs”

For those who live their lives under a cloud of moral relativism, right and wrong are often decided based on what makes them feel good or what is popular, not by an unbending set of principles. To such people, long held moral teachings can be confusing, and are often seen as artifacts of a bygone . . . Read more