Roundup of Interesting Articles in Today’s News

In no particular order:

John Shimek writes on CatholicVote.org that the HHS Contraceptive Mandate was just a beginning for the Obama Administration’s plans to impose legal requirements that violate religious liberty, particularly for Catholics. Apparently a new (or amended) executive order is coming to require non-discrimination for LGBTQ in federal contracting, which could create serious problems for groups like Catholic Charities.

In Crisis Magazine, an article defending gun ownership for Catholic families.

Long live the stories speculating upon the state of the Supreme Pontiff’s health. From around 1995 until his death in 2005, such stories about St. John Paul II ubiquitously saturated news outlets on at least weekly cycles. Just pray for him. He’s 77; he has one lung; his schedule would tire someone fifty years younger than he. He is, after all, only human.

Have teenage kids? Live in Michigan? There, the state is apparently seeking to privately discuss “sex ed” with teenagers outside the presence of parents. Not sure it’s connected here, but recall that Planned Parenthood is one of the strategic partners for the government in implementing the ACA. Schools (Oregon, S. California, come to mind) are inviting people from Big Death to speak on campus.

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