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Obamacare vs. Little Sisters of the Poor

January 4, 2014

Just to review, the First Amendment to the Constitution states in its first clause: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; … That second part makes some very uncomfortable, and often is ignored in the courts. That being said, the Roman Catholic Church doesn’t approve of [...]

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Pope Benedict Resigns

February 11, 2013

At 5:30am there are some news alerts one is ready for at that hour — a natural disaster, some national security issue — and others you don’t see coming. So, when news came that Pope Benedict XVI is going to resign the papacy at 8pm on February 28, I was truly completely shocked.  This marks [...]

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Catholic Civil Disobedience

November 15, 2012

Now that ObamaCare is going to be coming into effect, the Catholic Church has a tough decision to make in regards to their hospitals.  Because ObamaCare mandates that health plans contain contraceptive coverage and the Catholic Church considers contraception to be morally wrong, the Church is in a tough spot.  The Catholic Church represents 12.5% [...]

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Abortion Controversy at Mt. Sinai

July 27, 2009

A nurse, Catherina Cenzon-DeCarlo, was forced to assist in a late-term, partial-birth abortion procedure at Mt. Sinai hospital on May 24th, even though she was ethically opposed to the procedure, being a devout Catholic and niece to a Filipino bishop.  Invoking the conscience clause (which protects people like her from participating in things like this), she asked [...]

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Holy Week: Good Friday

April 10, 2009

Behold the wood of the Cross, on which is hung our salvation.  O come, let us adore. The Liturgy of the Lord’s Passion and Death is the second part of the Great Liturgy of the Triduum, the heart of the Holiest week of the Church year.  Good Friday is the only day on which no [...]

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Holy Week: Holy Thursday

April 9, 2009

Let us ever glory in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, for He is our salvation, our life and our resurrection; through him we are saved and made free. While Palm Sunday set the stage, Holy Thursday begins the Easter Triduum, the three days that make up the heart of Holy Week.  While each [...]

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Holy Week: Palm Sunday

April 8, 2009

Hosanna to the Son of David.  Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord, O King of Israel. Hosanna in the Highest. As the Entrance Song above illustrates, Palm Sunday (also known as Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday of the Lord’s Passion) is the prologue to the great celebration of the Paschal [...]

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Holy Week: An Introduction

April 8, 2009

As I mentioned yesterday, I am a bit burnt out from politics, and have decided to focus this week on the more important things in life.  A big part of that for me is my Catholic faith, and this week above all is a good time to reflect on that faith.  Holy Week has always [...]

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Catholic and Conservative Without Contradiction

January 13, 2009

I have heard a lot over the years about how Catholics tend to be divided in their political beliefs between liberalism and conservatism.  Indeed, the Catholic electorate tends to swing back and forth between the Democrats and Republicans depending on the year.  It is widely assumed that being Catholic means that you are socially conservative [...]

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Pope Benedict at Ground Zero

April 20, 2008

The Pope visited Ground Zero this morning to say a prayer, light a candle and meet with some of the victim’s families.  Later, Benedict will be giving a much anticipated mass at Yankee Stadium at around 2:30pm EDT.  One could tell that this gesture was deeply felt by Benedict and others with whom he met that were affected by this [...]

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