Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

Little comfort for gun victims as wannabe-presidents shoot for goals

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Before the dead had even been carried from the cinema in Colorado on Friday afternoon a CBS broadcaster said in a solemn radio editorial: ”We’ll eventually find out who James Holmes is, but he’s not a terrorist, we’re told, and thousands of other showings were peaceful, so really we have to start seeing these things as Read more

Lawsuits continue against Obama’s health care law

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

A decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold the core of President Obama’s health care law has given new impetus to legal challenges by church groups. The court did not address the religious liberty issue regarding a Health and Human Services mandate that requires religious employers to pay for contraception, abortifacients and sterilisation Read more

Nuns on the Bus take budget-cut protest on the road

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

While America’s Catholic bishops are promoting a “Fortnight of Freedom” to combat Democrat President Barack Obama’s health insurance mandates, a group of nuns are on a multi-state bus tour to oppose Republican budget-cut policies. The “Nuns on the Bus” are focusing on budget cuts proposed by House of Representatives budget committee chair Paul Ryan, a Read more

US bishops’ toxic tussle with Obamacare

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

In the US, it’s an election year, and the atmosphere is toxic. The incumbent president Barak Obama is up for re-election in November. The Republican primaries have taken a lot of airtime. One of the contested policy issues is Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many of the US Catholic Bishops have been critical of Read more

I blame myself and everyone like me

Friday, February 17th, 2012

I feel like an idiot. When the U.S. bishops came out so strongly against the new government rules regarding contraceptives and health insurance, they said the issue was one of religious freedom. And I believed them. When the bishops argued that it was not the administration’s place to decide whether Catholic hospitals or colleges fit Read more

US bishops escalate conflict with Obama administration

Friday, November 25th, 2011

Religious leaders have long been powerful in US elections, but this year something new is happening. Leading members of the American Catholic clergy have escalated their conflict with the Obama administration, most notably in the new “religious liberty’’ campaign launched by the US Conference of Catholic Bishops. The slogan picks up on a long-standing evangelical Read more

Thousands attend Martin Luther King Memorial dedication

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Thousands of people spanning all ages and races honoured the legacy of the nation’s foremost civil rights leader during a formal dedication of the new Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. Aretha Franklin, poet Nikki Giovanni and President Barack Obama were among those who attended the more than four-hour ceremony. King’s children and other Read more