‘Abortion is not health care’: Members of Congress speak out against proposed abortion billing rule

‘Abortion is not health care’: Members of Congress speak out against proposed abortion billing rule

CNA—More than 25 Republican senators wrote to the Biden administration this week warning that a proposed rule would allow federal dollars to subsidize abortion coverage. “Abortion is not health care, and American taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize it,” the senators said in the letter. The members included Sens. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Cindy Hyde-Smith…

Little Sisters of the Poor (“David”) vs. Obama Care (“Goliath”) , Back in Court

Little Sisters of the Poor (“David”) vs. Obama Care (“Goliath”) , Back in Court

Practicing Catholics and small- to mid-sized business leaders in the U.S. breathed a sigh of relief when the Little Sisters of the Poor finally won their battle against Obama care in the Supreme Court.  As you recall, the nuns fought the forced mandate triggered by Obama’s and Pelosi’s healthcare mandate to violate the nuns’ faith,…

Your action needed: Healthcare Bill back in Senate

Your action needed: Healthcare Bill back in Senate

The mad, relentless, reckless, crazed and frenetic race to force U.S. citizens to live without healthcare choice and instead to live within the tight constraints of an ill-conceived, hastily patched together, undebated, unevaluated, nationalized, government-owned and managed healthcare system continues on at breakneck speed. A Quick Recap The U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops and numerous…

Healthcare and Bishops Plea to Laity: Act Now; Our Catholic Duty for Posterity

Healthcare and Bishops Plea to Laity: Act Now; Our Catholic Duty for Posterity

“The only think necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” —English philosopher Edmund Burke The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a nationwide bulletin insert this Sunday.  The message was clear:  Tell Congress to remove Abortion Funding and Mandates from the health care reform measures. Currently, all…

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…

Get Copy of Latest Healthcare Bill

Get Copy of Latest Healthcare Bill

Pope Benedict, in his encyclical Caritas in veritate, asks that we measure the authenticity of any policy, organization or social entity that affects humans, by its commitment to first recognizing the dignity of the human person whose ultimate fulfilment is found only in God.  Does the proposed U.S. healthcare bill meet this requirement? Here is…

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…

Catholic congressman: I’d rather save my soul than vote for the health care bill

Catholic congressman: I’d rather save my soul than vote for the health care bill

New Orleans, La., August 3 (CNA) .- Rep. Anh “Joseph” Cao, (R-New Orleans-pictured above), the first Vietnamese-American congressman and a Catholic,  announced this past weekend that, because of the “stealth mandate” for abortion still present in the Health Care bill, he prefers to “save his soul” rather than  vote in favor of it. Cao, the…