Amy Coney Barrett from Family Policy Alliance

Amy Coney Barrett is a unicorn to the left; To us, she’s the future Friends, In just four days, the full U.S. Senate is expected to vote on the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Judge Barrett’s confirmation would mark a sea change for conservative women of faith: her nomination sent a clear message of support for those who value their faith, family, and conservative values in addition to their careers. Amy Coney Barrett is a unicorn to the left; To us, she’s the future By Sonja Swiatkiewicz, Amanda Banks, Meridian Baldacci, Autumn Leva To the Left, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is a unicorn — she’s not supposed to exist. A woman isn’t supposed to achieve her dreams of professional success without aborting children — let alone with seven children. A person of faith isn’t supposed to possess the intellectual legal prowess to graduate summa cum laude from a prestigious law school, become a judge on a federal appellate court, or be nominated to the nation’s highest court. But to us, Judge Barrett is the future. All four of us are professional women, working in the traditionally male-dominated fields of law, policy, and politics. All...

Because the Soul of our Nation is at Stake

Considering Catholic Morality: One Month Before the Election By Fr. Steve Ryan, SDB During this critical election, please pray for our nation, candidates and electorate. So… I’ve viewed statements and videos from various bishops and priests about the role of the Church as we head into the elections. Some were a bit wimpy; some were ok. Few were strong enough – so I’ll write something. I’ll start with this: As Catholics, remember that moral issues are hugely important. It’s not “just the economy” that is a concern when we go to the polls. Christian morality has always been fundamental to the roots and foundation of the United States. It’s okay to tell people that this country was founded on Judeo-Christian values and that these values were embraced by our Founding Fathers as the path that would make our democratic nation outstanding. We were not founded to be a purely secular state and certainly not an atheist one. Christian morality has always been at the heart of American life. Please feel obliged to speak about moral issues that are truly important in our nation. Issues like – the right to life in the womb, the education of our children, the importance...

Sick and Tired of Lies!

Here are some current events articles that share some Church news. Some is good news and some is bad news. The good news is that our Church is working hard to save souls. The bad news is that the mainstream media wants to take the Church down.    PPP Money Given to Catholic Church Paid Salaries – Associated Press Filed a False Story By Fr. Steve Ryan, SDB Last week, the Associated Press published a ridiculous article, heavy on innuendo, about Catholic dioceses, parishes, schools and other Catholic charitable organizations, that rightly received assistance from the federal government to pay their employees during the COVID-19 crisis.   The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was designed to help employers continue to pay their employees when the economy went into lockdown in response to the coronavirus. The purpose was to keep employees employed during these difficult times. Religious institutions were invited and permitted to participate, as they employ hundreds of thousands of people across the country.   Without assistance from the PPP, churches would have had no choice but to lay off their employees, reducing their ability to assist people in need and forcing their staff to seek unemployment. The PPP money did not...

Pray AND Take a Stand for Our Country

Join the Conversation with Cardinal Raymond Burke! Dear Friend, ~ Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. This month’s edition of Conversations with Cardinal Burke comes during dynamic, intense and trying times effecting every one of us. I imagine you are as bewildered as I am seeing the confluence of crises and overlapping emergencies erupting in 2020. And could you imagine even ten or fifteen years ago that we would see an anti-American movement where people carry a disdain for standing for the National Anthem or having schoolchildren recite in class the Pledge of Allegiance?  Much less, a shocking degree of disregard for law and order in society. It is becoming more apparent the world has enjoyed unprecedented economic development and relative peace and stability as a result of having international order. The current order was born from the ashes of the second world war. This order was born from the ashes of the first world war and was hard earned costing the world one hundred and fifty million lives who were lost over the course of the 31-year period of what was a great power war from 1914-1945. Two other examples...

Rejoice with the Little Sisters of the Poor and All Who Love God!

Supreme Court: Yes, Religious Freedom IS America Source: Family Policy Alliance   Family Policy Alliance applauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings in Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru and Little Sisters of the Poor. Both cases dealt with the freedom of religious institutions to follow their convictions, and in both cases the Court dealt strong rulings in support of religious freedom. The two cases asked can courts interfere with the employment decisions of religious institutions and can the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) force religious employers to cover contraceptives in their health plans? In both cases, the answer was a resounding “no.” Here are our takeaways. 1. Religious institutions, such as faith-based schools, are protected from court interference in their employment decisions. Our Lady of Guadalupe centered around a Catholic school that simply made an employment decision about one of its teachers – and got sued for it. The case asked whether the First Amendment prevents courts from interfering in situations like the one faced by the Catholic school. Yesterday, the Court took a stand on the side of freedom for religious institutions. Courts have often recognized the freedom churches have when they make employment decisions, particularly about those positions that include teaching or more public aspects to...

Fight Hatred, Death, and Sin with Love, Life, and Charity

– April 20, 2020 – Volume 30 BISHOPS ASK FOR ETHICAL COVID-19 VACCINE Four USCCB Committee Chairmen, along with 20 healthcare, bioethics, and pro-life organizations, have urged Dr. Stephen M. Hahn, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure that vaccines for COVID-19 are developed ethically and are free from any connection to the exploitation of abortion. To view all signers and to read the letter, click here. PROTECTING PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES DURING COVID-19 The National Catholic Partnership on Disability has prepared a statement, infographic, and video to assist anyone faced with lifesaving medical care being rationed in ways that discriminate against persons with disabilities. These and additional resources related to COVID-19 can be found at https://ncpd.org/covid-19-resources. PRAY FOR LIFE: APRIL In this month’s Pray for Life we’re praying that our merciful Lord will calm the fears of all expectant mothers, fill them with His peace, and provide for every need. (Prayer guide: English / Spanish) PRAY FOR LIFE: MAY In the May edition of Pray for Life, we’re praying that our Blessed Mother will draw women facing unexpected or challenging pregnancies close to her heart. (Prayer guide: English / Spanish) WORD OF LIFE: MAY 2020 The May edition of Word of Life is available in both English and Spanish. Suggestions are provided for adapting the resources for digital use....