As you gather with friends and family to feast, let us first stop and offer our thanksgiving to the Lord for what He has done this year through the workings of His Church.
It is embarrassing that of all the countries that Little Sisters of the Poor operates, it is the United States of America that is demanding either obedience or expulsion.
The federal government may be shut down in part due to disagreements over funding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or, ObamaCare as it is more commonly known, but, it is still up and running to strip away our religious liberties.
Yesterday (July 2) a group of inter-religious leaders released a letter responding to the Obama Administration’s Health and Human Services (HHS) final version of its contraceptive insurance coverage mandate. In a press conference at Washington D.C.’s National Press Club, four signatories gave statements explaining how the HHS contraceptive and abortifacient mandate violates the U.S. Constitution’s […]
Kristin Rudolph (@Kristin_Rudolph) Casual sex, cohabitation, and the collapse of marriage are three of the worst “falsehoods … [that] constitute a very real war on women,” said Dr. Janice Crouse at an April 12th panel discussion on “The ‘War on Women’ Myth or Reality?” sponsored by The Howard Center. Crouse, IRD board chair and senior […]
By Rick Plasterer An acute threat to religious freedom at the very practical level of day to day life was the topic of two presentations at the Family Research Council on Wednesday, February 20. Adele Keim, Legal Counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty spoke on the major threat to religious liberty entailed in […]
Does religious freedom help societies flourish? Does the freedom of religious individuals and institutions to put their faith into practice make a difference to the economic and political well-being of the world’s people, especially the very poorest? As legal controversy swirls around religious freedom in America and Europe with the Obamacare contraception mandate and battles […]
Photo: trentonmonitor.com On Friday, February 1, the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services released a revision of its controversial rule concerning employer sponsored health insurance coverage for contraceptives and abortion inducing drugs. As with the “compromise” of last February, it appears on review to a variety of commentators, including the non-partisan The Hill, and […]
By Alan Wisdom The demographic news is disturbing. In late November the U.S. Census Bureau announced that the nation’s birthrate had fallen to a record low level. The total lifetime fertility rate is now down to 1.9 per woman, forecasting future population decline and difficulties in sustaining the social welfare system. These trends are correlated […]
By Mark Tooley (@MarkDTooley) American civil religion is always exemplified in presidential inaugurals. Typically the selection of clergy for inaugural prayers has not been controversial. But amid culture war of recent years and secularization of America’s elites, plus the implosion of once predominant Mainline Protestantism in favor of evangelicals, inaugurations have more recently showcased the […]