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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:

Beers with Demos offers the Image of the Day:

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.

For the record, there is no Catholic War on Women. However this is an Obama #WaronWeddings. But, I digress.

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:

Prayer to Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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.

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Dear Readers:  Just a reminder that I will be attending the “Stand UP for Religious Freedom” event todayThe Anchoress  has an awesome roundup related to the nation wide event.  For San Diego, here are the details about the push-back on the Obamacare mandate:

Time: Noon – 1 pm   Date: Friday – March 23, 2012
Location: San Diego County Administrative Building; 1600 Pacific Highway.

 

As I haven’t done so in awhile, here is a science and technology news roundup.
Nanopatches: A High-Tech Band-Aid for Broken Hearts:

But none of these treatments fix damaged tissue to heal the heart itself, says Biomedical Engineer David Stout of Brown University. The inadequacy of current treatments is reflected in some daunting statistics: scarred and damaged heart muscle results in heart failure for millions of heart attack survivors worldwide each year, and over half of heart attack survivors will have another heart attack within five years.

A new treatment option may be on the way, however. Stout and his graduate advisor, Biomedical Engineer Thomas J. Webster, have created a new material that could one day patch–and help restore–healthy heart tissue.

The Rise of Antibiotic Resistance -Consequences of FDA’s Inaction: By allowing big food to self-regulate when it comes to using antibiotics as a growth promoter in animals, the FDA is setting us up for disaster.

As a reminder to how vital anitbiotics effectiveness to all of this, at all levels of society, I offer this take in the era before them. President Coolidge lost his son to a simple injury, plunging him into a grief that impacted his effectivness:

On June 30, Coolidge’s two sons, eighteen-year-old John and sixteen-year-old Calvin Jr., played tennis on the south grounds of the White House. Young Calvin had worn sneakers but no socks. A blister developed on one of his toes but he ignored it. When he fell ill on July 2, White House physician Joel Boone discovered red streaks running up the boy’s leg. Laboratory tests soon showed that Calvin Jr. was suffering from pathogenic blood poisoning. In less than a week, the boy was dead.

THAT, my friends, is what we return to if our current crop of antibioics fail AND we drain pharma companies of their incentive and abilities to develop new ones.

Hantavirus detected locally, RivCo health officials issue safety reminders : Two deer mice collected last month near the Sage area southeast of Hemet have tested positive for Hantavirus, the California Department of Public Health announced today.

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Dear Readers: So Cal Tax Revolt Coalition (SCTRC) is the original home and organizers of San Diego tea party events and activism, including the first local tea party on February 27th, 2009, annual Tax Day Tea Parties, and over 40 rallies, protests, petition drives, film screenings, and educational seminars. Representatives of our group will be hosting a booth at the “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” event, which is one of many nationwide that will be held at the same time and date. The rallies are scheduled to demonstrate the enormous concerns about the detrimental impact of the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate forcing religiously affiliated institutions to support medical practices contrary to faith practices. The San Diego rally, one of over 50 “Stand Up” functions, will be held:

Time: Noon – 1 pm Date: Friday – March 23, 2012
Location: San Diego County Administrative Building; 1600 Pacific Highway.

SCTRC will be on-hand to distribute information packet on the specific details of the Affordable Care Act legislation, better known to most Americans as “Obamacare”. SCTRC’s main focus will be informing participants of the enormous costs associated with the program’s implementation, most of which has been put-off until well after the Nov. 6th election. Additionally, we will offer many other details about the Act, to show that the HHS mandate is only one of the many unconstitutional aspects of Obamacare.

More details, including quotes from SCTRC representatives and prominent Catholic clergy are at my Catholic site: As Catholics and Americans, My Son and I will be “Standing Up for Religious Freedom” this Friday

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