The rising tide of anti-Catholicism 5


Here’s what’s interesting about Catholic Charities: They serve the needy without regard to religious, social, or economic backgrounds. Liberals want to change that. Obama’s HHS Mandate requires them to provide services in their healthcare policies that violate Catholic principle. The only way they can avoid the mandate is by dismissing non-Catholic employees, and to begin refusing to serve non Catholics. Does this sound like compassionate government policy to you? More…

The power of religion in American politics Reply


The ascension of the religious Right gets all the press. But the faithful abound in the middle, too. Moderate social justice voters, so many of whom are Catholic, swing elections. These voters care about the pre-born and traditional marriage. They believe in religious freedom. Democrats are losing these people. Republicans can win them by presenting an agenda that balances intelligence and responsible public policy with compassion and justice … More…

Catholic Advocate comes to Des Moines 3


The president has a problem. He doesn’t like Catholics. In particular, he doesn’t like Catholics who attend Mass every week. Why do I make such a provocative claim? Because regular Mass attenders in the Catholic Church are more likely to embrace and honor the teachings of the Church than those who come once in a while, according to surveys. And the president aggressively opposes the Church’s teachings on Life, traditional marriage, and contraception … More…

Iowa Democrats target pro-life Catholic 1


By Rhonda Phillips

The Democratically controlled Senate’s rejection of nominee, Colleen Pasnik to the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM), is deplorable.

Based on statements by Senator Jack Hatch (D), it is obvious Ms. Pasnik was not vetted for her work and scholarly qualifications but rather for her pro-life, Catholic background.

Senator Hatch’s remark, “Anyone with strong beliefs may be unable to provide the non-biased support or judgments to listen to presentations”—is not only ridiculous, it’s hypocritical because the current IBM is made up of members who hold strong anti-life beliefs.

Despite Ms. Pasnik’s stellar qualifications, Senator Hatch is playing fast and loose with the truth and dissembling to suit the ideologies of those in lockstep with the pro-abortion majority in the Senate.

Furthermore, for Senator Hatch to slanderously imply on the Senate floor that Ms. Pasnik may express violent anti-abortion tendencies based upon a photograph taken at a public meeting where she just happened to be standing next to a convicted felon linked to abortion clinic violence is reprehensible!

Fair-minded Iowans should take the Senator and Senate to task.

[Thanks to Rhonda Phillips for her guest contribution to Quiner’s Diner.]