Prescriptions for contraceptives skyrocket under Obamacare

Report issued before Hobby Lobby decision

The following comes from a June 27 story by the McClatchy Washington bureau. A new report from the Obama administration finds that women saved more than $483 million on prescriptions for oral contraceptives last year, thanks to an Affordable Care Act provision that requires certain medications to be covered at no cost to plan members. Friday's report from the Department … [Read more...]

If you are 12 to 19 years old you’ve come to the right place

Los Angeles clinic named for Archbishop Romero distributes condoms Oscar Romero (1917-1980), archbishop of San Salvador, El Salvador and a controversial figure in South American politics, was murdered in 1980 while at the altar saying Mass. He eloquently stated his abhorrence of abortion: "It moves one's heart to think: Nine months before I was born there was a woman who … [Read more...]

Sebelius says she sought religious ‘balance’

But ignored key precedents The following is a Catholic News Agency story which appeared on April 27. HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius says she was unaware of legal precedents confirming religious freedom, even as she sought a “balance” between believers' rights and the contraception mandate. “I'm not a lawyer, and I don't pretend to understand the nuances of the … [Read more...]

“Thoroughly ridiculous and embarrassing argument”

Priests for Life lawyer says Obama Administration ‘trying desperately’ to get lawsuit against HHS mandate dismissed STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. /Christian Newswire/ -- Priests for Life, a New York-based international pro-life organization of Catholic clergy and laity, announced on April 25 that the Obama Administration's lawyers are trying desperately to "shut down" the lawsuit … [Read more...]

Melinda Gates

I’m Catholic and contraception is not controversial The following excerpts come from an April 12 story on LifeSiteNews On Holy Thursday Melinda Gates publicly professed her Catholic faith and then personally attacked her Church over its position on contraception. I could not help but be reminded of Judas and his mysterious betrayal of Christ that night, sealed with a … [Read more...]

“Driven out of business”

San Francisco Catholic Charities identified as victim of government repression in tough new statement from U.S. bishops … [Read more...]

‘Materially and formally’ cooperating with sin

Cardinal Burke explains why Catholic employers can’t obey Obama administration’s contraception mandate … [Read more...]

No, again

Bishops respond to latest version of mandate … [Read more...]

We Cannot Give Scorpions

Bishop Vasa, Congressman Fortenberry, Walter Hoye Address Christus Medicus Conference … [Read more...]

“How dare the government”

Californians rally against contraception mandate By Gibbons J. Cooney Special to California Catholic Daily Hundreds of Californians joined their counterparts at more than 140 locations nationwide on Friday, March 23, at “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rallies held to protest the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate. Across the country, more than 50,000 people … [Read more...]