Religious liberty on the rocks in California

Thomas Aquinas students to lose Cal Grants?

  The following comes from a May 25 story in the Weekly Standard. Before Memorial Day, the California state legislature is expected to vote on two bills restricting religious liberty. One, AB 1888, would cut off public grants to all colleges and universities without policies specifically protecting gay, lesbian and transgender students from any form of … [Read more...]

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House budget bill funds Planned Parenthood for the next 9 months

California churches will continue to be forced to pay for abortions through their own insurance

The following comes from a December 16 LifeSiteNews article by Dustin Siggins: The House's new Speaker has unveiled a $1.67 trillion budget that fully funds Planned Parenthood for the next nine-and-a-half months. In an e-mail to media outlets, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-WI, praised the bill because it "maintains important pro-life provisions, including the Hyde Amendment, … [Read more...]

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Let’s be realistic

Paul Ryan doubts Planned Parenthood can be defunded

The following comes from a November 2 Breitbart article by Dr. Susan Berry: Though the national pro-life community says newly elected House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is committed to its cause, Ryan is warning that he doubts Planned Parenthood can be defunded. Observing that President Obama is pro-abortion and the Senate’s process has been “difficult,” Ryan said on … [Read more...]

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Paul Ryan, Catholic

How the possible future Speaker of the House implements Catholic social teaching

The following comes from an October 21 Catholic Vote article by Tom Hoopes: Now that Paul Ryan is willing to run (reluctantly) for Speaker of the House, his record is being pored over. For my part, I looked over his visit to Benedictine College as commencement speaker two years ago, when he was fresh from his campaign for Vice President. Here is some of what he … [Read more...]

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Paul Ryan and Dorothy Day

The House budget chairman challenges the religious left. The following excerpts come from an op-ed by William McGurn from the April 30 issue of the Wall Street Journal. Paul Ryan shocked the gentle souls at Georgetown University when he traveled up to their campus last Thursday and said: "We believe that Social Security legislation, now billed as a great victory for the … [Read more...]

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“Subsidiarity is really federalism”

Congressman cites Catholic social teaching in defense of budget proposal … [Read more...]

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