Monthly Archives: June 2013
The Obama administration is trying to pull the wool over our eyes…again.
Yesterday they released the final ruling on the HHS mandate, claiming to take into account the public feedback received during the comment period. Frankly, I don’t know what feedback they considered – but it definitely was not from concerned people of faith.
The administration’s “compromise” still does not protect religious liberty and still requires individuals to pay for products and services against their beliefs. It’s ridiculous! If a religious organization notifies its insurance company that it opposes the mandate coverage, the insurance company will provide that coverage to the organization’s employees anyway – it will just be paid for by the premiums paid by other plan participants, not the organization itself.
We can’t decide if the Obama administration thinks we’re stupid or just plain doesn’t care. Either way, this final ruling is a slap in the face to every single faithful American!
If you, too, are angry and sick and tired of having your rights trampled upon, please join us and thousands of faithful Americans in praying for our rights by joining the Virtual Vigil for Religious Liberty.
Today the Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional and refused to defend California’s Proposition 8, which amended the state’s constitution to prohibit same sex marriage.
This decision to redefine marriage to include same sex couples presents an unprecedented attack on religious liberty in America.
We don’t have to tell you that marriage is a sacred union between one man and one woman and the building block of human civilization. Only a man and woman together can procreate, and research proves that children excel best when raised by a married mom and dad.
The policies that were in place to recognize marriage as a union only between a man and a woman protected more than just children; they also protected thousands of religious institutions throughout America that perform marriages and facilitate adoptions.
Unfortunately, the Supreme Court has the final say on the law. So today we turn our focus to defending religious institutions and laity.
- No priest or minister should be forced to marry two men or two women.
- No adoption agency funded by a religious institution shall be required to place a child with a same-sex couple.
Friends, there is no room for compromise. We will not tolerate the federal government to dictate religious institutions’ policy on marriage, nor will we sit back and watch them escalate their assault of religious liberty in America.
President Obama took his attack on religion to the international stage earlier this week, telling a crowd in Northern Ireland for the G 8 Summit that parochial education leads to divided communities.
His timing could not be more perfect, because today marks the beginning of the United States Conferences of Catholic Bishops’ second annual Fortnight for Freedom.
You may recall last year during this period, Catholic Advocate launched the first ever virtual vigil. This year I’m proud to announce we’re doing it again, and with your help it will be even bigger and better.
Will you take a moment right now to sign up for the Virtual Vigil for Religious Liberty?
Over the next 14 days, we’ll engage you in a variety of activities to promote religious liberty in America. From calling your members of Congress and supporting our efforts with a financial gift, to reflecting on carefully selected prayers, we hope you’ll participate in some way each day.
I’m excited to report that already today, three members of Congress—Rep. Diane Black (TN-06), Joe Pitts (PA-16), and Chris Smith (NJ-4)—held a forum to speak out against the Obama administration’s attacks on religious freedom. Over the next two weeks, dozens more events like this will occur throughout the country.
This is an inspiring time to be a person of faith, and I hope you’ll take advantage of the unique opportunity to join with thousands of Americans in support of religious liberty for all. Please follow this link to sign up for the Virtual Vigil and start keeping watch today.
When asked about late term abortion, Nancy Pelosi retorted, “As a practicing and respectful Catholic, this is sacred ground to me.”
We’re still puzzling over what the ignorant House minority leader meant, but here’s what you need to know: her friends in the radical abortion lobby are about to win a critical battle against late term abortions.
Next week the House will vote on H.R. 1797, the District of Columbia Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which would ban abortions after the twentieth week (beginning of the sixth month) in our nation’s capital – a federal territory. Abortion activists are up in arms over this legislation and are rolling out their PR machine to paint it as an attack against all women.
Friend, I fear the abortion army is winning the fight to frame the discussion. We must act now to tell the truth about late term abortions and make sure the House passes H.R. 1797. That’s why I’m asking you to drop everything right this moment and call your member of Congress to demand he/she votes in favor of this legislation.
Click here to find your member’s direct office phone number or call (202) 224-3121.
Staffers on Capitol Hill have admitted the best way to make a point is to keep the phones in the Congressional offices ringing off the hooks. So today we must FLOOD the phone lines with messages for our representatives to vote to protect the unborn and make late term abortions illegal.
Won’t you pick up the phone and call your member of Congress right now?
It’s a beautiful Friday afternoon in summer, and I know this is the last thing you want to do. But I can’t emphasize to you enough how important it is for you to reach out to your member of Congress today to demand his/her support for H.R. 1797. Friend, think about the millions of babies who have been aborted and the pain they felt. You can stop millions more from experiencing that horrific pain. So please, call your member of Congress right now.
Thank you in advance for your support on this urgent matter.