Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Case: Kudos to Church Officials Defending Liberty

by (@JeffreyHWalton) March 25, 2014

Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby case against Obamacare’s HHS mandate compelling religious employers to subsidize insurance for contraceptives and abortifacients. The owners of Hobby Lobby are Evangelical and object to abortifacients.

Becket Fund: HHS Makes a “Theological Judgment” with Mandate

by (@TheIRD) February 22, 2013

by Julia Polese (@juliagrace) Last night, Capitol Hill Baptist Church hosted a Henry Forum (named for Carl F.H. Henry, the first editor-in-chief of Christianity Today) talk entitled “The HHS Mandate and Challenges to Religious Liberty.” Kyle Duncan, General Counsel of the Becket Fund, presented his case that the HHS contraceptives mandate presents “grave, unique, and […]

Weigel: The Church and the Mandate

by (@TheIRD) December 19, 2012

By George Weigel As the Catholic Church and the Obama administration approach the first anniversary of what has become the most serious confrontation between the Church and the federal government in U.S. history — a confrontation caused by a regulatory mandate implementing Obamacare — a review of the strategic situation is in order, with an […]

Weigel: “Threats” to Religious Freedom

by (@TheIRD) November 14, 2012

By George Weigel President Obama’s re-election and the prospect of a second Obama administration, freed from the constraints imposed by the necessity of running for re-election, have created a crisis for the Catholic Church in the United States. In the thought-world and vocabulary of the Bible, “crisis” has two meanings: the conventional sense (a grave […]

Nuns on a Boat Still Morally Adrift

by (@TheIRD) September 29, 2012

By Addie Darling Sister Simone is back, but this time, she’s traded the highway for waterways. Still, her message of flip-flopping on her adherence to the Magisterium and respect for bishops as well as her support of the pro-life cause stays the same. On Monday, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of the NETWORK lobby, spearhead of […]

President Obama: “My Commitment to Protecting Religious Liberty Is and Always Will Be Unwavering”

by (@bjgingerich) September 18, 2012

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV0Gg40JsZQ] The Obama campaign is reaching out to religious voters. Who doesn’t? The Catholic, mainline Protestant, and evangelical Protestant electoral power is quite a juicy prize for any politician. It’s good to see our current executive, like many national leaders in the various branches of the federal government, appreciates America’s religious heritage (note that […]

A Nun on a Mission- But Whose?

by (@TheIRD) September 12, 2012

By Addie Darling Following three days of speeches by Sandra Fluke, Nancy Keenan, and Cecile Richards, among others, that stressed the party’s stances on reproductive issues- including a new position that firmly endorses on-demand abortions, the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Timothy Cardinal Dolan gave the convention’s closing blessing. Of course, […]

The Impending Supreme Court Health Care Reform Law Decision

by (@TheIRD) June 6, 2012

by Rick Plasterer A very momentous event is upon us, the decision of the Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of the health reform law that threatens religious freedom and freedom generally. Are we coming to God in prayer about this as we should? I suspect that a lot of Christians who think the law is […]