Fortnight for Freedom Issue #9: President Obama’s ill-fated attempt to redefine authentic Catholicism.

The word ‘catholic’ means universal,” he said. “We don’t put signs in our hospitals saying, ‘No Jews apply.’ We don’t put signs in our schools saying, ‘No Protestants need apply.’”

“We are proud to serve people who are not of our faith,” Donahue said. “We are proud to hire people who are not of our faith in the schools and social services and the like.

“So, here we have an unprecedented assault, trying to ask us to pay as nonprofits for abortion-inducing drugs in our insurance plans. We’ve never seen anything like it.”

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Bad news for the President: Supreme Court upholds Obamacare.

by Doug Lawrence

The Supreme Court today defined the number one issue for the 2012 election: ObamaCare.

If you like ObamaCare … vote for Barack Obama and his fellow socialist democrats, who have pledged to foist the program on Americans, no matter the cost.

If you don’t like ObamaCare … vote for Mitt Romney and his fellow conservative republicans, who have pledged to repeal it.

It doesn’t get much simpler than that!

As for the court … those guys are lucky they’re appointed for life, and not subject to getting reelected.

“We serve others not because they are Catholic, but because we are Catholic.”

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The original definition of social justice is better

“Today,” Messmore writes, “political activists often use the phrase ‘social justice’ to justify government redistribution of wealth.” However, Luigi Taparelli D’Azeglio, the ninetheenth- century Jesuit Italian priest who coined the phrase, prefaced the word justice with social in order to “emphasize the social nature of human beings” and “the importance of various social spheres outside civic government.”

Social justice to Taparelli entailed a “social order in which government doesn’t overrun or crowd out institutions of civil society such as family, church and local organizations.”

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How the States Are Funding Abortion and How to Stop It

Sometimes it’s possible for us to become so obsessed with winning the war that we fail to win the battle right in front of us.

A few months ago I had the honor of serving with State Senator Mike Crane (R-Newnan) in the Georgia state legislature. In performing research for him, we discovered something that surprised many in the Georgia Right to Life lobby. We discovered that our state — and more than three-fourths of the states in the U.S. — are paying for abortions with their citizens’ tax money. We knew that this was happening on a federal level, but finding out about it at a state level was shocking. That means that most likely your pay check is helping to murder thousands of American babies each year.

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How did we get to the pink Pentagon?

The forces of social convention enlisted on the side of the rationalization of moral misbehavior are very powerful. Because of them, no one can now serve as a Secretary of Defense, or indeed of any other government agency, without endorsing Gay Pride Month. If you insist on publicly maintaining moral principles, you are officially part of the problem.

Why is it so very important not to be changed by this? What is the price of assent to and collaboration with Gay Pride? The answer is clearly spelled out in Romans 1. Saint Paul describes a situation eerily like our own in which those “who changed the truth of God into a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator” fell into “shameful affections. For their women have changed the natural use into that use which is against nature. And, in like manner, the men also, leaving the natural use of the women, have burned in their lusts, one toward another: men with men, working that which is filthy…” So those, “Who, having known the justice of God, did not understand that they who do such things, are worthy of death; and not only they that do them, but they also that consent to them that do them.” (Italics added) Gay Pride is that consent, the price for which is the death of your soul.

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Fortnight for Freedom Issue #8: Praying for saintly intercession.

St. Thomas More
Patron of Religious Freedom
Pray for Us

O God our Creator,
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,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Amen.

Source: USCCB website

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