Senate Committee Moves Forward Healthcare: Bishops Objections Steady

Senate Committee Moves Forward Healthcare: Bishops Objections Steady

WASHINGTON DC, October 13, 2009, 3:25pm EST —  Minutes ago, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee approved the latest in a series of Congressional healthcare bills aimed at ultimately fulfilling Barak Obama’s fierce and public determination to institute a national health care plan by year’s end. Today’s bill passed on strict partisan lines with the exception…
Straight Talk

Straight Talk

It is time for a little straight talk about the need for…straight talk.  Over the last several years there has been an alarming increase in “doublespeak”, hidden agendas, political polarization and misrepresentation of the facts by our government.  For the most part, they have been actively aided and abetted in their efforts by the media. …
Church will have no part in health care that destroys life, New York archbishop insists

Church will have no part in health care that destroys life, New York archbishop insists

Phoenix, AZ (CNA)—“Health care reform is a good thing,” New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan told CNA on Wednesday during in interview in Phoenix, Arizona. However, if it “leads to the destruction of life, then we say it’s no longer health care at all – it’s unhealthy care and we can’t be part of that.” Responding…
Free Speech Attacked? Are Freedom of Religious Beliefs Affected too? You be the judge

Free Speech Attacked? Are Freedom of Religious Beliefs Affected too? You be the judge

In an August 4, 2009, blog post, White House officials wrote: ” ….There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track…
The Notre Dame Brand

The Notre Dame Brand

Lest anyone think that the current graduation speaker controversy at the University of Notre Dame is merely a matter of partisan politics and media hype, it is worth a closer look. What is happening right now in South Bend, Ind., is not simply a critical moment of truth for a vaunted institution; it is also…
Obama to Speak and be Honored by Univ. of Notre Dame: What do YOU think?

Obama to Speak and be Honored by Univ. of Notre Dame: What do YOU think?

In a recent announcement by the University of Notre Dame which flies in the face of all that the U.S. Conference of Bishops has been advocating in recent months, the most aggressive pro-abortion president in the history of our nation, President Barrack Obama, whose current agenda includes eliminating the conscience objection for pro-life physicians and…
Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber: An Man of Extrodinary Courage and Role Model for Our Times

Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber: An Man of Extrodinary Courage and Role Model for Our Times

By Father Joseph Shea A couple of weeks ago, two of my priest friends and I went to see the new movie, Valkyrie, starring Tom Cruise.  The movie presents the true life story about a large-scale conspiracy within the German army to assassinate Adolf Hitler.  The heroic German Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg led the coup. …
Flight 1459 and Everyday Heroes

Flight 1459 and Everyday Heroes

Last weekend, my wife and I went to the Danville Town Green to participate in a Hero’s Welcome for one of our own, Captain Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger. “Sully” became known to the world on a cold January 15th afternoon several weeks ago when he set his US Air Airbus A-320 safely and spectacularly down on…
DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WHOPPING NUMBER WHO PARTICIPATED IN 2009 MARCH FOR LIFE IN D.C. YESTERDAY?

DID YOU KNOW ABOUT THE WHOPPING NUMBER WHO PARTICIPATED IN 2009 MARCH FOR LIFE IN D.C. YESTERDAY?

Washington, D.C.—Estimates of between 150,000 to more than 250,000 — nearly a quarter of a million — college students, young adults, parents, business professionals, bishops, priests, U.S. Congressmen and women, and national pro-ife leaders converged on the nation’s capital for the 36th annual March For Life on Thursday, January 22, 2009. The March for Life…
A Commitment to Courage and Love in the New Year

A Commitment to Courage and Love in the New Year

I would like you to join me in a different kind of commitment for next year.  This is the kind of commitment that will cost us something for sure, but the reward is great.  In the coming year let’s make every effort to acknowledge Christ before others and defend (as well as follow!) in a…
Courageous Leadership

Courageous Leadership

I am sending this message to  large group of people who I know to be Catholic/Christian.   I must confess that there are parts of me that don’t want to send it, because I don’t want to offend anyone or make them uncomfortable.  However, sometimes in life we are called to stand up for something we…