Dear Readers: With today’s focus of the Supreme Court decision being the Arizona Immigration law (SB1070), many Catholics remain on-edge about the status of Obamacare Law (the misnamed “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act”), which will be announced Thursday. Already, speculation abounds as to who is writing the majority and dissenting opinions. As I have become Catholic, influenced greatly by my Tea Party activities, I feel a little like the last time a Pope was elected.
That is, everyone is atwitter, looking to see if a smile there, or a nod there, indicates something profound about the near future. I almost wish that, as during the Conclave that selects the new Pope, they would send out smoke signs — black if Obamacare remains on the books, and white if it is overturned. Perhaps a shade of grey if it is a mixed decision. The anticipation is that intense.
(Hat-Tip: Fr. Mark D. White)
As Lonley Conservative notes: Thursday should be interesting.
A few of the SLOBs are offering their views on related to the HHS Mandate, which is being challenged by the Catholic Church on First Amendment grounds related to freedom of religion:
That from NARAL (the National Abortion Rights of America League or something or another)
tagline: Pro-choice America fights to protect the right to choose. Join us!
You would be pleased to know that without all that fighting, you have the choice on whether or not to have sex.
And also without all that fighting, you certainly have the choice to provide for your own birth control.
We find it the height of irony that NARAL, forever linked to the feminist movement, should fight to see women dependent upon an outside entity to provide for its constituent members’ reproductive services.
All to show just how intellectually incoherent the broader movement really is.
Remember, these are the same people whose battle cry used to be “Keep your laws off my body!”
Twitter: #fortnight4freedom @deanriehm
Fellow SLOB and Catholic, KT Cat, has been on fire, poking holes in the #FortnightofLove progressive counter to the 2 weeks the Catholic Church is devoting in support of religious freedom: It’s Genocide Against Teeth!
Over on Twitter, one of the trolls on the #fortnight4freedom thread has been shouting about the Catholic Church’s “war on women” because the Church doesn’t want to cover contraceptives in their employee health plans. Well, my current plan doesn’t cover it, either. So I asked the logical question and got a surprising* response.
@tmore_esq: Yes! RT @ktcat:If my health insurance doesn’t cover contraceptives, has my employer been waging a war on women all along? #fortnight4freedom
Well, I don’t pay for dental coverage, either. I guess that means I’m waging genocide against teeth. And if my employer doesn’t even offer one, then they might as well wear brown and goosestep around my molars singing the Horst Wessel Song.
I am member of Ascension Catholic Parish. Last Sunday, I was privileged to listen to a wonderful sermon by Father Anthony Saroki, who spoke eloquently about the Catholic protest of the HHS mandate and the recent San Diego events related to the #Fortinight4Freedom. This homily was awesome, and is well worth listening too, especially as he also touches on the problems ofUSD straying from Catholic tenets, as evidenced by such things as a drag show (CLICK HERE TO LISTEN).
Sadly, that was the last homily for Father Anthony, who goes off to work some construction miracles for Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Interestingly, I first met with Deacon Jim Scull to discuss my conversion on the Feast Day of our Lady of Mt Carmel in 2009. So, I wanted to publicly thank Father Anthony for his inspiration and guidance, especially in terms of energizing me for some solid citizen activism. It seems fitting I end this post with the following prayer:
O most beautiful Flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven, Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate Virgin, assist me in this my necessity. O Star of the Sea, help me and show me herein that you are my Mother.
O Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart, to succor me in this my necessity. There are none that can withstand your power. O show me herein that you are my Mother.
O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us that have recourse to thee.
Sweet Mother, I place this cause in your hands.