Tag: "freedom"

In Anticipation of Thanksgiving
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In Anticipation of Thanksgiving

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I was talking to my Dad one Sunday evening while I stood in the backyard flipping burgers on the grill. “How was your weekend?” Dad asked. “Fine,” I said.  “We didn’t do much; the lake yesterday in the morning then cooked out some steaks in the evening.  Today it was church in the morning, then […]

Thanksgiving, Freedom and Life
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Thanksgiving, Freedom and Life

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A Pythagorean writer once expressed the role of civil authority this way: “The monarch has an irrepressible authority (and is therefore not limited by consent); he is a living law; he is like a god among men.” How different America is. Our Founders came here for freedom, a freedom that recognized that no human being […]

Free to Love: Marriage Vows
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Free to Love: Marriage Vows

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Our marriage vows reflect the fidelity of God’s love for us. The obligations of the marriage covenant – fidelity, love open to new life, and lifelong sexual exclusivity – ask a lot of another as it assumes a lot about ourselves. Too often we make promises we don’t keep, overextend our commitments, or intend fidelity […]

Pres. Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan’s City of God

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Faith and freedom reinforce one another, each making the other possible.

Demolishing Berlin Wall, November 12, 1989
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Tear Down This Wall: Celebrating Victories Over Communism on World Freedom Day

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Nov. 9th is World Freedom Day.

Trapped in a Wall of Papers
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From Problemtown to Solutionville

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This is not a nation where people are left alone anymore.

Liberty and its Price
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Liberty and its Price

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Defeating the Islamo-‘Progressive’ Axis
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Defeating the Islamo-‘Progressive’ Axis

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There’s evidently a fine line between a “hate crime” and a BLT. The Reuters headline screamed: “Bacon found at NY Muslim celebration probed as possible hate crime.” I was expecting the subtitle: “Cops bring lettuce & tomato, dispose of evidence,” but to no avail. (Pork, of course, is verboten in Islamic culture. Don’t knock it, […]

So Much for Tolerance
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So Much for Tolerance

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Remember “live and let live” — or, as the gay-rights variation goes, “live and let love?” Remember that heady time not so long ago when Americans concerned about the unintended consequences of same-sex marriage were told that we had nothing to fear because the redefinition of marriage to accommodate gays and lesbians would not affect […]

How Religion Fosters Freedom
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How Religion Fosters Freedom

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Today begins the U.S. Catholic bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom,” a two-week period of prayer and social action organized in response to President Barack Obama’s contraception mandate. Rallies and prayer vigils for religious liberty are planned in nearly 100 dioceses across America. If the virtual blackout of last month’s anti-mandate lawsuits is any indication, though, national […]

HHS Mandate: Morality and the Common Good
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HHS Mandate: Morality and the Common Good

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It may have been too much to hope that the recent Health and Human Services mandate requiring the provision of contraceptives and other immoral “medical care” could have alerted people to the dangers and errors of a political system built on a classical liberal understanding of freedom as opposed to one built on a Catholic, […]

Pres. Obama, the Right Not to Do Wrong, and Politics of Ruse and Delay
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Pres. Obama, the Right Not to Do Wrong, and Politics of Ruse and Delay

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No one can be rightly coerced by the state to be directly complicit in the commission of a wrong. This goes for any businessman, employer, insurance company, or individual, regardless of faith. After three weeks of outcry from religious leaders regarding its Health and Human Services contraception insurance mandate, the Obama administration announced a “compromise” […]

A Petition For All Freedom Loving People to Sign
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A Petition For All Freedom Loving People to Sign

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Certainly by now you’ve heard that the present Administration, through the Health and Human Services Department, is mandating that all employer healthcare insurance plans provide coverage for procedures which violate the beliefs of the Catholic Church, and Catholic institutions. Basically, the new rules require the Church, and the institutions operating faithfully under the aegis of […]

Parenting Problems: What’s Wrong with Changing Thomas into “Tammy”?
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Parenting Problems: What’s Wrong with Changing Thomas into “Tammy”?

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “parenting?” Perhaps being attentive, nurturing, caring, loving and wanting what’s best for a child. But what happens when parents’ good intentions go awry? Take the case of Thomas Lobel: Thomas was adopted by same-sex couple Pauline Moreno and Debra Lobel when he was 2 years old.[1] […]

This Fourth of July: Confirm Thy Soul in Self-Control
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This Fourth of July: Confirm Thy Soul in Self-Control

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I encourage you to set aside the burgers and dogs and soda and beer for a moment this Fourth of July and contemplate something decidedly different, maybe even as you gaze upward at the flash of fireworks. Here it is: Confirm thy soul in self-control. What do I mean by that? Let me explain. The […]

Persist for Airport Freedom
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Persist for Airport Freedom

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A “Woman Screams for Help After TSA Molestation,” and the “Texas Pat Down Ban May Be Back.” Those are just two of the headlines breaking around the nation this morning, as summer travel picks up—and so do concerns over excessive airport security. How much indignity are you willing to endure if told it’s for safety’s […]