"But when Christ came as high priest...He entered once for all into the sanctuary, not with the blood of goats and calves but with His own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls and the sprinkling of a heifer's ashes can sanctify those who are defiled so that their flesh is cleansed, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from dead works to worship the living God."
-Hebrews 9:11-14


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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Video: Father Barron on the HHS Contraception Mandate

Here's a fantastic video that Father Robert Barron, a Chicago-based priest and favorite commentator of mine, posted quite recently.  It's in response to the Department of Health and Human Services' mandate that employers, including religious institutions, pay for and provide contraceptives, abortifacients, and sterilizations for their employees.

Father Barron also has a supplemental video on another channel of his that speaks about the mandate:

In addition to the videos, I have here in a handy link the letter that my diocese's bishop, Richard Lennon (Diocese of Cleveland), signed and sent out to all the parishes, as passed down by the U.S. bishops.  This letter was (as most U.S. Catholics ought to know) read at all Catholic Masses in the United States this past Sunday (January 29th) and spoke about both what the Obama administration has imposed and what we as Catholics must do about it.  I encourage you to read it several times: it's a wonderful letter, and it really rams home the fact that we Catholics, along with our fellow brethren in Christ and all other religious objectors, are facing up against a blatant attack on our religious liberty and right of conscience.  We must do everything we can to prevent this mandate from taking effect.

Oh, and I have an article currently incoming that relates directly to the bishops' response to the HHS mandate.  Expect it to be up in a few days - preferably by Saturday.

Pax Christi,


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