Category Archives: News and politics

Q: Is the Church always so political?


A few months ago, I was asked by an RCIA candidate: “Is the Church always so political?”  He was referring to the articles, handouts, and other activities we’ve done related to abortion and the 2010 Healthcare Reform Act.  The ideal answer … Continue reading

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Is “Catholic first, then American” always right?


There’s a saying about how American Catholics need to define themselves as being Catholics who happen to be American, rather than Americans who happen to be Catholic.  Lately, though, this phrase "Catholics who happen to be American, rather than Americans … Continue reading

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How the Healthcare Reform Act funds abortions


There has been quite a bit of static, regarding the supposition that the newly passed healthcare reform act funds abortions, that I decided I had to write something about it.    Yesterday, from 6:09p to 7:02p EDT, I was part … Continue reading

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Why the healthcare reform act is bad law


I am not opposed to people receiving proper healthcare.  As I said before, if you don’t have your health, you won’t have life much longer, and I am adamantly against anything that threatens natural life.  In that respect, I am in … Continue reading

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Health as a right – I say “yes”


As I was watching the healthcare vote last night, with Boehner and Pelosi making their final speeches, I kept hearing the phrase "the right to healthcare" used over and over.  I starting thinking about this phrase, because it is not … Continue reading

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House sets pro-abortion healthcare vote for Sunday


The House vote is set for Sunday (because everybody will hear about it this weekend at Mass, so they are having the vote to make any words from the pulpit virtually pointless!), so please consider overnighting a letter to your … Continue reading

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A word of comfort after the election results


From the meditation for November 4th in "Benedictus: Day by Day with Pope Benedict XVI": The manna in the desert was to show that man can live only in dependence on God.  Man is to learn to live by God, … Continue reading

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