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    HHS Mandate: The Problem Isn’t Contraception

    Feb 20 HHS Mandate: The Problem Isn’t Contraception

    I feel like I’m alone on this. On February 10th, President Obama, with HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at his side, announced the administration’s ‘accommodation’ for religious groups objecting to the contraception mandate.  Immediately, swaths of Bishops, bloggers, politicians and radio hosts began decrying the accommodation, saying that it wasn’t enough. ...

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    Three Points Against the Mandate You Don’t Want to Leave Home Without!

    In debating the HHS contraception mandate at our affiliate Facebook page, I’ve noticed that there are many arguments floating around, some involving the financial funds used by some Catholic organizations, others involving the moral practices of the majority of those claiming to be Catholic.

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    Why the White House “Accommodations” are Insufficient UPDATE: Catholic Hospitals, Schools, etc. Still Not Exempted

    This story is still breaking. Scroll down for updates. News broke this morning that the White House would offer an “accommodation” (to avoid the appearance of caving to Catholics through “compromise”) to the Catholic community over their concern about the HHS Contraception Mandate. There are currently two different theories surfacing regarding this...

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    A Church for All Seasons

    by Micah Murphy Whenever I tell someone I am concerned about the growing anti-Catholicism in the United States, I see two different, opposite reactions arise. The first is generally an understanding nod, coming from someone who is well aware of the history of our faith and the radical nature of our calling. The second is an immediate, incredulous shaking of the head, an insistence that I am...

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    How Did We Get Here?

    by Micah Murphy Over at one of our Facebook affiliates, there is much lively discussion over the HHS contraception mandate. There are any number of questions that need addressing: what impact will this have on the faithful? Why is sterilization bad? Why don’t Catholics want to pay for contraception? How did we get here? Some have tried to blame the state of the Church today on the current...

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