With the decision that Obamacare will stand as the law of the land means that America – home of the brave, land of the free – is no more. This great country, the one to whom all great refugee movements of the world for over two centuries saw as the light to escape poverty, political bondage, and hopelessness now turns its back on that legacy of freedom for what will, in a very short time, amount a bowl of pottage. The turn to tyranny won’t happen overnight and it won’t be recognized as tyranny – not at first anyway. But as freedom gets chipped away the straight jacket gets tighter and then hardens to envelop the mind like a steel casket.
The Bishop of the Melkite Eparchy of Newton, Massachusetts announced that the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in the United States would be ordaining married men to the priesthood. These comments raise significant questions of what the consequence of such a move might mean for this Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with Rome.