There is little discussion about the principle of subsidiarity in Catholic circles and virtually none in the national political debate. Many Catholics do not even know that there is such a principle within the Social Doctrine of the Catholic Church. Instead they have borrowed charged rhetoric from both the political left and the political right for far too long and failed to offer their unique contribution to the common good. We need an intelligent discussion of the underlying issue – what constitutes “good” governance and Catholics can and should take the lead.
As if President Barack Obama hasn’t done enough to sour his re-election prospects with Catholic voters due to the egregious mandate requiring them to pay for abortion-causing drugs and birth control, now Obama has added insult to injury.
According to a new report, Americans have to work until July 15 to pay for government operating costs, i.e. more than six months. Americans for Tax Reform latest report has calculated that Americans will spend a total of 197 days working to pay for the cost of government.
The limitations our Founding Fathers put into our Constitution are disintegrating right in front of our eyes due to the recent ruling by the Supreme Court. Is this a dream come true for President Obama?
House lawmakers voted Wednesday to repeal the federal health care overhaul — the latest in a long line of anti-ObamaCare votes, but the first since the Supreme Court upheld the law and defined one of its key provisions as a “tax.”
Stand in front of a mirror and ask the person you see this question: “When your government looks at you, do you want it to see a creature of an all powerful State, or do you want it to see a creation of an almighty and eternal Father to whom both you and the officials of that government will be accountable someday?”
It became official yesterday. As the US Supreme Court upheld the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, the Catholic church now faces its greatest, most fundamental threat in modern American history. And although many Catholics continue to support President Obama, it is probably because they do not understand the implications of the ruling and Obama’s battle royale with the Catholic church.
The Supreme Court’s surprising decision to uphold the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, not under the Commerce Clause, but as an exercise of Congress’ power to tax, shocked the press, confused the Nation and sent the experts – and the lawyers – to read, re-read, analyze and parse the lengthy and complex opinion. This dense opinion was authored for a 5- 4majority by Chief Justice John Roberts. Justices Kennedy, Alito, Scalia and Thomas dissented. The decision sets the set the stage for what will be the most hotly contested presidential election in decades.
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has announced that the federal government is now “at war” with those who disagree with the HHS. We did not choose or desire such a war: but our government has unilaterally imposed war on all citizens who disagree with this Mandate, including Catholics who strive to help others. This violation of our religious liberty and freedom of conscience has been deemed “necessary,” so as to ensure that every citizen has access to abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception.
Although the decision was waited with baited breath by the media, the Supreme Court has delayed its decision on the Affordable Health Care Act. The decision, which is expected to be a pivotal moment in the presidential campaign and the national health care system, has been postponed until the end of this month.