Did Arizona’s Proposed Religious Freedom Bill Overstep Its Bounds? 6

If I were invited to a gay wedding, I would have to decline the invitation.

I know a lot of people will take issue with me for that, say I hate gays (which isn’t true), call me a narrow-minded bigot or something worse. That’s all sticks and stones… I’m just glad I’m not a photographer, wedding cake baker, or a florist.  More…

Denmark: Where Sheep Have More Rights Than People, but You Can Still Euthanize a Perfectly Fine Giraffe 11

There’s something certainly not right in Denmark…

Denmark: Sheep-Friendly; Caveat Young Humans And Giraffes

Denmark: Sheep-Friendly; Caveat, Young Humans and Giraffes

I’m all in favor of the ethical treatment of animals, but please, bear with me, because I seem to have missed the point here, somewhere.  More…

Right to Life? Not in My State! Says Catholic Governor of New York 8

On the heals of a U.S. Appeals Court decision overturning a law violating Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers’ right to free speech in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo comes out firing against Pro-Lifers in his own state.

“Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” More…

5 Ways to Participate in the Call to Prayer during the Year of Faith 4

FAITH-CALENDAREarlier this month, the USCCB issued a “Call To Prayer For Life, Marriage, And Religious Liberty” on it’s website, encouraging Catholics to join in prayer and sacrifice during this Year of Faith (Dec. 30, 2012 — Nov. 24, 2013).

The two motives underscoring the bishops’ call to prayer are the HHS Mandate, More…

Prayer for Religious Freedom 10

from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and given us
the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, More…

The New Don’t Ask Don’t Tell 15

John Becker of the Huffington Post writes:

Is it just me, or does it sometimes feel like there’s a new story about anti-LGBT spiritual bullying from the Catholic Church coming out every single day?

It’s not just you, John. You’re definitely not the only bully in town. More…

Faith, Freedom, and Fornights: What’s the Takeaway Line? 8

Fr Edward Hopkins

This is a guest-post by Fr Edward Hopkins, LC

Last Sunday, July 1st, I gave a homily focused primarily on the theme of Faith, which seemed evident in the readings (13th Sunday, year B), but given our historical moment I felt moved to insert a few references to the HHS mandate and the current attacks on our freedom of religion. More…