Category Archives: Religious Freedom

Quote for the Day

So often we today can find our faith challenged by the world, and in countless ways we are asked to compromise our faith, to water down the radical demands of the Gospel and to conform to the spirit of this … Continue reading

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Violence Against Christians in Syria

I read this article in Fides this afternoon. Christians in Syria are caught in the cross-fire between rebels and government forces. Please keep them in your prayers. Here is the article. Tartus (Agenzia Fides) – About 150 thousand Christians live … Continue reading

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The HHS Mandate vs a Family Business

Here is a story of things to come if the HHS mandate requiring employers to provide insurance coverage for abortion, contraception and sterilization (regardless of the employers religious beliefs) is allowed to remain. I think this court case is going … Continue reading

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The Catholic Vote… We Must

The upcoming election has so many very important issues at stake, issues that, if resolved in a manner at odds with our human nature, religious liberties and human life, will have disastrous effects for generations. That is why it is … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day #2

“The mechanisms to preserve religious liberty only work when people care about their religion‚Ķ Saving religious liberty means reminding people that they should love God. Thomas More taught us that we need religious liberty. More importantly, he taught us that … Continue reading

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Protest by Catholic Activists – The Hill’s Healthwatch

I want to thank Deacon Greg Kandra over at the Deacon’s Bench for bringing this article to my attention. It comes “The Hill,” the political paper of record in Washington, D.C. Here is an excerpt: Democrats want voters this year … Continue reading

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A Test By Fire – This November

Here is an excellent video regarding the issues that face us this November, and how we must be well-informed as we approach the ballot box. (It is released by Catholics Called to Witness. Web address is www.cc2w.org)

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Charles Kadlec on the HHS Mandate and the First Amendment

Forbes magazine recently ran an article written by Charles Kadlec that rather eloquently explains why the Church cannot accept the HHS mandate forcing it to pay for contraception, sterilizations and abortifacient drugs. I encourage you to¬†read the entire article at: … Continue reading

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Latest Letter from Cardinal Dolan and the USCCB on the HHS Mandate and Religious Liberty

Here is a recent letter from Cardinal Dolan on the HHS mandate. I would ask you to caredfully read it, be informed, and become active in protecting our religious liberty which is seriously at stake here. The highlighted link is … Continue reading

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A Catholic Pastor Speaks Out on Freedom of Religion

I want to thank Deacon Greg Kandra over at the Deacons Bench (see link under Blog Roll lower right) for putting me onto this recording of Fr. Sammie Maletta’s recent homily to his parish. Listen and drop me a comment … Continue reading

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My Bishop’s Letter to all the Faithful in the Diocese of Winona

(This is a transcript of the letter that was read in parishes of the diocese of Winona today regarding the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that strikes at the heart of religious liberty and the sanctity of conscience. … Continue reading

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An Assault on Conscience and Religious Freedom

As you may be aware, the Department of Health and Human Services recently directed that all employers, essentially, who provide health care benefits, will be required to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and abortifacients to their employees without deductibles or co-pays in … Continue reading

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Quote for the Day

“… the Church in the United States is called, in season and out of season, to proclaim a Gospel which not only proposes unchanging moral truths but proposes them precisely as the key to human happiness and social prospering.” — … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI on Religious Freedom

The Holy Father today spoke to the Diplomatic Corps to the Vatican. This is an annual event to all diplomats accredited to the Holy See. In his address, among other things, he addressed religious freedom. Here is an excerpt: In … Continue reading

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