Monthly Archives: March 2012

October Baby: A Movie Review

Here’s a movie review of October Baby that I posted today: Jaded movie critics will ridicule October Baby as implausible — Andrew O’Hehir of Salon.com already has. What about it fails O’Hehir’s smell test: The failed abortion? The daughter’s search? The biological mother’s response? But counselors … Continue reading

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Yesterday’s Religious Freedom Rallies: Throw Out Those Stereotypes! Look at These Video Clips!

Ray Noble The reports from yesterday’s religious freedom rallies are remarkable in many ways.  In Orlando, I stood next to a Jewish rabbi as we joined hundreds in listening to a black minister deliver the opening invocation. A choir of young black schoolchildren led us in … Continue reading

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Marginalization of Religious Liberty: Mary Ann Glendon Sounds the Warning

Prof. Mary Ann Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor at Harvard University Law School. In the following article from the current America Magazine, Professor Glendon examines ongoing and unprecedented government assaults on religious liberty. At  the federal level, these include the NLRB’s recent, unsuccessful challenge to the right … Continue reading

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FROM THE FISCAL TIMES: THE HHS MANDATE WOULD DEVASTATE THE POOR BY FORCING CATHOLIC HOSPITALS TO CLOSE

Edward Morrissey of The Fiscal Times analyzes the HHS mandate’s effect on the poor and on underserved rural areas by forcing Catholic hospitals to close: http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Columns/2012/03/01/Obama-Risks-$100-Billion-if-Catholic-Hospitals-Close.aspx#page1   If you like this article, please click on the FOLLOW BY EMAIL button  on … Continue reading

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Rally for Religious Freedom Across America

In major cities across America there will be a noon-time rally on March 23 against the government’s demand for people to reject their consciences. People of widely divergent religious beliefs (even including amicus briefs by Hindus, Sikhs, animists, Hara Krishnas etc. as well … Continue reading

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Masterful Confrontation: The Unprecedented Threat to Religious Liberty

The Jesuits’ America Magazine (which still calls itself “the national Catholic weekly”) published an editorial  http://www.americamagazine.org/content/article.cfm?article_id=13277  chiding the bishops. Bishop Lori’s reply follows. Responding to the gravest threat to religious liberty in American history, this statement may long be remembered for its urgency, boldness and … Continue reading

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