By Tom Quiner

Three generations of Quiners

Three generations of Quiners

On Monday, I officially became a grandparent for the first time.

(Official means Planned Parenthood and the Democratic Party now consider my grandson to be a real person with human rights.)

Welcome, Liam Quiner. He is pictured above with his grandpa and father.

Followers of this blog met Liam back in January while he was in the womb, in an earlier post (“Meet my grandson”).

His birthday was surely one of the happiest days of my life.

He was born in the same Catholic hospital in which I was born. As I walked the halls of the hospital, I saw a large photo and plaque commemorating Sister Zita, the legendary nun who helped bring half of Des Moines into this world (including me, a Protestant baby!).

It hit me with a start: how much longer will Sister Zita’s photo adorn this wall? This hospital may not be allowed to remain Catholic due to the HHS Mandate.

If Mercy Hospital doesn’t want to violate their religious conscience, they will either have to shut down, pay exorbitant fines that will eventually bankrupt them, refuse to serve non-Catholics, or sell it off to a secular group.

These aren’t fair choices, because they violate our religious liberties.

After meeting Liam, Karen and I went down to the chapel, knelt, and prayed our thanks to God for delivering this beautiful, little boy to our family.

What a day!

That night, I learned via Fox News that 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations sued the Obama administration for violating their religious liberty with the HHS mandate.

What an unprecedented news story!

Guess how much time NBC devoted to this story? Zero.

Guess how much time ABC devoted to this story? Zero.

Guess how much time CBS devoted to this story? Nineteen seconds.

National Public Radio didn’t think it was newsworthy either.

The Catholic Church has declared war on the Obama administration, and this isn’t news?

The Church says they’ll shut down their 500+ hospitals serving some 80 million Catholic and non-Catholic patients, rather than comply.

The Church says they’ll shut down their 6000+elementary schools and 1300+ high schools collectively serving some 2.5 million students, rather than comply.

The Church says they’ll shut down their 200+ Catholic universities serving three quarter of a million Catholic and non-Catholic students, rather than comply.

The Church sues the Obama administration in the name of some 80 million Americans, and this isn’t news?

Everyone knows the MSM is biased. But this goes beyond bias, moving into the realm of blindness.

The liberal media, like the president, are so out-of-touch with rank and file American’s sensitivity to religious liberty concerns, that they don’t consider it newsworthy; and worse, refuse to cover it if it is politically deleterious to their candidate, Barack Obama.

To little Liam, here are his grandpa’s words of wisdom: “Love God with all your heart and soul and mind, and fight the good fight on His behalf. He needs more soldiers.”



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  1. Bob on May 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Congratulations Grandpa!

  2. Embattled Farmers on May 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    He’s very handsome! Blessings to all the Quiners.

    • quinersdiner on May 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

      Thank-you. I admit to no objectivity on this issue. To me, he’s the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen, including my own children! Sorry guys!

      • Embattled Farmers on May 23, 2012 at 7:30 pm

        Children are good, but grandchildren are better. You are so lucky that they live close to you, and you will be able to see him all the time. Savor the moment, this is an incredibly joyful time.

  3. skyedog27 on May 24, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Having all 8 of my grandchildren in the Des Moines area is happy happy joy joy! I think I’ve purchased more toys and clothing for them than their parents.
    Regarding the HHS mandate: Obama couldn’t care fact if all Catholic institutions close, the government will have ready-made hospitals, schools and colleges that can be overnight transferred into mosques and Muslim higher learning centers. Maybe that’s the plan Stan.

  4. skyedog27 on May 24, 2012 at 7:17 am

    On 2nd thought perhaps these institutions will be converted into governmental reprogramming centers for Catholics,Protestants and Jews.

    Did anyone hear about Obama signing an international UN treaty that will allow the government to confiscate all guns and eliminate our 2nd amendment rights? It’s happening behind closed doors.

  5. maxinebechtel on May 24, 2012 at 7:42 am

    CONGRATULATIONS, TOM AND KAREN! I know the feeling, having experienced “grandmotherhood” 30+ years ago for the first time. Since then, it’s happened 12 additional times, and in addition we have 18 “greats” with 4 more great-grandchildren on the way! It just keeps on getting better! God, the Giver of Life, is Good ALL the time!

  6. Trena on May 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

    What great joy! Congratulations on the birth of your grandson. What a true gift from God.

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