How to Keep Your Kids Safe from Internet Pornography Reply

Did you know that the average age of a child’s first exposure to pornography is 11-years old?

You might also be surprised to learn that 79% of exposure to internet pornography occurs not at a friend’s house but in their own home.

If you are concerned about protecting your children from internet pornography, you should learn more about software filters, like Covenant Eyes, and programs for kids, like K4J.

The following video will tell you what you need to know: More…

Fr John Bartunek: Straight Talk about Contraception Reply

Although the HHS mandate is clearly a violation of the 1st Amendment and an affront to religious liberty, by reopening and drawing heavy attention to the contraception debate, it offers Catholics the opportunity to clarify the Church’s position on contraception and explain, more importantly, why it holds this teaching. Fr John Bartunek’s short article is a common-sense explanation that actually delivers what it More…

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Fr Jose LaBoy

In the confessional and when dealing with married couples I find mainly two attitudes in Catholics who use contraceptives. One is that of weakness, there is knowledge of the evil of contraception, but the circumstances of life become a justification for using contraceptives in order to avoid More…

Violate Our Conscience? Not So Fast, HHS 1

Shakespeare famously wrote that conscience makes cowards of us all; perhaps, but it can also bring out the best in us too.

For example, Sir Thomas More famously said, “NEVERTHELESS, it is not for the supremacy that you have sought my blood, but because I would not bend to the marriage!”

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Dear HHS: Of Course It’s about Contraception 1

Since the Health and Human Services Department announced its controversial mandate just over two weeks ago, the thrust of most arguments against it have focused on its being an unprecedented attack on religious liberty and freedom of conscience, which it most certainly is.

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Some people, however, have been insisting too much that the real issue at stake is not about contraception, as if to say, frankly, that’s a thorny issue we’d rather not have to deal with right now.

It certainly is a thorny issue and, in fact, it really is More…

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More will follow suit.

Campus Notes

The President of Ave Maria University Jim Towey released a strong statement saying in no uncertain terms that Ave Maria University will not comply with the HHS contraceptive mandate.

Unfortunately, a provision in the massive health care reform legislation will now force the University to either violate our core beliefs or discontinue health care coverage for our employees, and in the process, pay a steep fine to the federal government.

This is wrong. Ave Maria University rejects this religious intolerance and will not bow down before government regulations that are manifestly unjust.

Towey said the college is also  considering legal action against the administration.

Towey, a former Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of the White House Office of Faith‐Based and Community Initiatives from 2002‐2006, said this administration’s Faith Based Initiative is “descending to the level of farce.”

You can watch a short video of Towey’s…

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Catholic College President Says He Made an Oath that President Obama Cannot Force Him to Break Reply

Well done, in the true spirit of St Thomas More! Anyone who has taken this oath should be saying the same thing.

Campus Notes

When William Edmund Fahey, Ph.D. became President of Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in 2009 he took an oath. And he clearly takes that oath seriously. Very seriously.

Each year he repeats the words of that oath along with the faculty of the college on their New Hampshire campus:

With Christian obedience I shall follow what the Bishops, as authentic doctors and teachers of the faith, declare, or what they, as those who govern the Church, establish.

Today, Fahey released an open letter to the College’s representatives in Washington and President Barack Obama saying that his oath of fidelity to the bishops conflicts with the mandate recently announced by the administration which would force the college to pay for things it believes sinful including contraception, sterilization, and abortion-inducing drugs through their health insurance .

“I will stand by my oath and with my bishops,” he wrote. “I hope that in so doing I will…

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