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AUL’s Legal Analysis of the Hobby Lobby Decision

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Americans United for Life Just released this analysis in an email, and has given permission for its dissemination. Here is AUL on the Hobby Lobby decision today:

Today’s decision: The “contraceptive” mandate violates the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) by requiring three closely held corporations to provide health insurance coverage for life-ending contraception in violation of the sincerely held religious beliefs of the companies’ owners. Assuming that the government has a “compelling interest” in the mandate (which the Court does not hold, but just assumes for purposes of this case), there are less restrictive means to accomplish their goal.

Breakdown:

Today’s decision applies to closely held corporations (e.g. the Green and Hahn family businesses). The Court strongly explains that these corporations are people:
· “Corporations, ‘separate and apart from’ the human beings who own, run, and are employed by them cannot do anything at all” (36)
· “[P]rotecting the free-exercise…

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This Woman is Bat-S*it CRAZY.

I’m a couple of days late in posting this, but here is a post about the LCWR and its planned speaker for thier upcoming convention. I am grateful for the intervention of the Holy See in thier affairs. It’s no wonder vocations to the religious life have taken a nose-dive in the US. No one usually goes out of their way to ride on a sinking ship. I pray that the re-structuring of the LCWR will lead to increased vocatations. Tell people the truth about Our Lord and and they will flock to Him.

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Shalom! Shalom Aleichem! Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Easter Cycle B

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Readings can be found here.

 

Words for the Jewish prayer and a translation are below:

Shalom aleichem malachei ha-sharet malachei elyon,

mi-melech malchei ha-melachim Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu.

Bo’achem le-shalom malachei ha-shalom malachei elyon,

mi-melech malchei ha-melachim Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu.

Barchuni le-shalom malachei ha-shalom malachei elyon,

mi-melech malchei ha-melachim Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu.

Tzeit’chem le-shalom malachei ha-shalom malachei elyon,

mi-melech malchei ha-melachim Ha-Kadosh Baruch Hu.

 

English

Peace upon you, ministering angels, messengers of the Most High,

of the Supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.

Come in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High,

of the Supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.

Bless me with peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High,

of the Supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.

May your departure be in peace, messengers of peace, messengers of the Most High,

of the Supreme King of Kings, the Holy One, blessed be He.