Category Archives: Church and the Public Square

“Put No Trust in Princes”

Put no trust in princes, in children of Adam powerless to   save. Who breathing his last, returns to the earth; that day all his planning comes to nothing.Psalm 146:3-4 There is a lot of post election blues and even some … Continue reading

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To Vote or not to Vote, that is the Question.

As someone who identifies as “simply Catholic”, this election year is a real dilemma. On the one hand we have the President who is a cheerleader for abortion, has a disregard for freedom of religion, and has expanded the power … Continue reading

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Fr. Barron: “Why It’s Okay to be Against Heresy

Our betters keep telling us that Christians–especially Catholics–should not be allowed to voice our views in the public square.  Oh wait progressive modern Christian voices are just fine. Nuns on a bus? Great. US Bishops? Evil men attacking women. Yawn. … Continue reading

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Day 2 of Fortnight for Freedom

Today we celebrate the martyrs  St. Thomas Moore and St. John Fisher. Fr. Longenecker has posted a timely reminder: On this feast day of St Thomas More we do well to remember that the Tudor Revolution in England (sometimes given … Continue reading

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Day One of the Fight for Religious Freedom

Deacon Greg is at the Catholic Media Convention in Indianapolis where Archbishop Chaput gave an address on religious freedom.  First Things has posted the speech. “Here’s my fourth point: Unless we work hard to keep our religious liberty, we’ll lose … Continue reading

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Fortnight for Freedom

The US bishops have called for a fortnight of prayer, study, reflection and action for religious freedom.

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North Carolina Rejects Same Sex Marriage 61% to 38%

Perhaps same sex marriage will not be forced on us as soon as I thought. North Carolina is the 31st state to reject same sex marriage in the voting booth.  Unfortunately here in Iowa we did not get to vote. … Continue reading

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US Catholic Bishops Lead Fight for Religious Liberty

The US Bishops have issued a Statement on Religious Liberty. (H/T Deacon Greg) It is a call to resist unjust laws that, in effect, abolish the freedom of religion. They point out that “ Religious liberty is more than freedom … Continue reading

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Obama You don’t Speak for All Women

Women stand up for freedom of religion. Read and sign this letter. (H/T Mark Shea) OPEN LETTER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA, SECRETARY SEBELIUS AND MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DON’T CLAIM TO SPEAK FOR ALL WOMEN We are women who support the competing … Continue reading

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Pray, Abstain, Fast for Liberty

The bishops of the United States are calling us to dedicate our Lenten practice of prayer and abstinence from meat to the preservation of our right to religious liberty. In addition they are asking us to fast. Below is the … Continue reading

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