N.Y. Catholics Groups Win Court Bar to Contraception Mandate

Christie Smythe Bloomberg.com 12/16/2013

A group of Catholic health and educational organizations don’t have to comply with a federal Affordable Care Act requirement to provide their employees with contraception coverage, a federal judge in New York ruled.

U.S. District Judge Brian Cogan in Brooklyn today barred the government from enforcing the mandate against Catholic Health […]

Andrew Cuomo: Abortion Practices Override Moral and Religious Objections

J. Robert Smith American Thinker 2/20/2013

New York Governor and Roman Catholic Andrew Cuomo’s apostasy on abortion now includes a greater measure of anti-liberty. Cuomo is tearing a page from President Obama’s failed attempt (thus far) to legally force religiously-affiliated hospitals and institutions to permit abortions at their facilities.

The Cuomo-backed legislation – innocuously termed […]

U.S Conference of Catholic Bishops Responds to VP Biden’s Debate Claim

USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate

October 12, 2012

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement, October 12. Full text follows:

Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health […]

Chicago’s Archbishop: Obama Will ‘Steal’ Or Close Down All Catholic Hospitals Within Two Years

Michael Brendan Dougherty Business Insider 2/29/2012

Barack Obama’s hometown Archbishop, Cardinal George, has issued a dire warning: if Obama’s regulations on health insuranceare allowed to stand, all Catholic hospitals and schools will be destroyed through fines, sold-off to non-Catholics, or closed down within two years.

He says that the Church will be “despoiled of her […]

Does the ObamaCare individual mandate make contracts unenforceable?

Ed Morrissey HotAir.com 2/28/2012

I must admit that until I heard this argument from the Institute for Justice, I never considered the implications of ObamaCare requiring individuals to sign contracts for insurance coverage. In any other context, signing a contract under threat of force constitutes duress, which negates the contract under centuries-old legal standards. What […]

Quote of the day

25 February 2012

“It’s an insult to the Catholics in this country to even listen to that gibberish. It is an absolute insult and Catholics deserve better. We were taking care of this country’s sick long before the government got involved in it.”

Constituent to NY Democrat Rep. Kathy Hochul (CD-26) […]