HHS Mandate Fight Not Going Away

One of the many dreadful results of the American people deciding to give the Southside Messiah another four years to see how much of the country he can gut, is that the struggle over the HHS mandate will not be resolved by Congress simply reversing the initiative of the Obama administration.

Lawsuits against the HHS Mandate have been meeting with some success, go here to read about injunctive relief being given to a private employer, and doubtless all of this will eventually end up before the Supreme Court.  It has been heartening to see how many non-Catholics have been standing with Catholics in this area.  For example, Tyndale House Publishers have gone to court and gotten injunctive relief.  Go here to read about it.

An election was lost, but the struggle for religious liberty goes on.  Something to remember when we thank God this Thursday.

8 Responses to HHS Mandate Fight Not Going Away

  • I’m not sure we shouldn’t hold a Catholic strike over this. Declare a religious liberty day, in which all Catholic organizations that serve the public will close for 24 hours.

    Let the feds try to deal with having soup kitchens, homeless shelters, orphanages, schools, hospitals, colleges, and even parishes closed for 24 hours. Lock the doors. Let them deal with the emergencies for a change.

    Remind America what Catholics have done for them.

  • Ted, I cetrainly sympathize with what you are saying. But this would be exactly what Obama and the left wants. This is clearly what they are gunning for.

    I think what this whole HHS Mandate problem has once again made clear is that the bishops should restrict themselves and their diocesan and USCCB resources to are matters within their competence accompanied by a serious soul-searching asking themselves if and to what extent their actions have helped bring this about. Failing which, the moral credibility they need to be an effective player will elude them. It seems to me that thus far, they have failed to understand this.

  • A PAGAN NATION?

    Has it finally come to an ignominious end?
    Must liberty and religious freedom we now rescind?
    Our Founding Fathers must now be assuredly aghast,
    If they knew their City on a Hill is now in the past.

    America was a definitive faith exercise.
    The United States is now decidedly otherwise.
    Compromise between good and evil can never prevail.
    Without the God our nation trusted, life is no avail.

    The Declaration of Independence we could once trust.
    Life, liberty, and happiness have been overcome with lust.
    Seeds of democracy’s destruction have now germinated.
    Every phase of government has been permeated.

    The American dream is now only a socialist scheme.
    It has then become a nightmare we can only blaspheme.
    American traitors committed a scandalous sin.
    They should never be allowed to enjoy freedom again.

    We must resurrect revolution to save us once more.
    Tyranny is something we have always known to deplore.
    God help return religious freedom to our native shore.
    So we can ask You to bless America evermore.

    Bob Rowland
    X1/XII/MMXII

  • Ted: “Let the feds try to deal with having soup kitchens, homeless shelters, orphanages, schools, hospitals, colleges, and even parishes closed for 24 hours. Lock the doors. Let them deal with the emergencies for a change.”
    Every one of these works are spiritual and corporal works of mercy, the virtue of charity, the domain of the Catholic Church and the holy soul. If cruel and unusual punishment, prohibited by the Eighth Amendment, curtails our spiritual and corporal works of mercy, and the virtue of charity, the state has interferred in the religion of the Church. “or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

  • http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/hobby-lobby-loses-to-hhs-mandate-in-federal-court Pretty bad this Hobby Lobby has lost. I’ve never seen there stores. It sounded like someone said they were connected or got advice from some high profile Protestant, they are a Protestant organization, more power to them. Of course, the contraceptive end wasn’t of concern or much concern to them.

  • In his suit, Hobby Lobby owner David Green had likewise requested an injunction against the mandate. However, U.S. District Judge Joe Heaton ruled that the “Plaintiffs have not cited, and the court has not found, any case concluding that secular, for-profit corporations such as Hobby Lobby and Mardel have a constitutional right to the free exercise of religion.” from lifesitenews.com. A corporation is an artificial person constructed for legal purposes, registered with the state. The judge is telling the artificial legal person that it has no right to believe in God, or have a response to God which is called religion, imposing an atheocracy. “Who is dictating the construction and behavior of the corporation?” is the legal qestion to be answered, the owner and inventor, the persona of the corporation, or the state? The persona, the soul, of the artificial person is the persona and soul of let us say, “the father”. The Catholic Church is registereed with the state as a non-profit oranization as well. Registering with the state for legal purposes does not surrender the corporation or the church to the state. The rest is usurpation.

  • Declare a religious liberty day, in which all Catholic organizations that serve the public will close for 24 hours.

    Let the feds try to deal with having soup kitchens, homeless shelters, orphanages, schools, hospitals, colleges,…

    This is the great myth that there are all of these institutions controlled by the bishops.

    There is not a single Catholic orphange in the United States, at the present time. I’m fairly sure every soup kitchen would get an exemption for having <50 full time employees.

    As for Catholic hospitals and colleges, these all have independent boards of directors. They and not the bishop will make whatever decisions to be made. the most the bishop can do is to remove their name from the Catholic Directory.

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