There is a news blackout in Chicago. You will not find a clause, much less an article about tomorrow's rally in defense of religious liberty and against the Obama HHS Mandate anywhere in the Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Southtown Star or anywhere else.
No matter how many thousands of people attend the rally tomorrow it will be reported as a few score. That's because the Chicago media is invested in the Obama Campaign 2012. Dave Axelrod, Terry Cosgrove and the 2012 Team have poisoned this well and well they have. You see the Path to 2012 Obama Victory runs right through Illinois and blocking the way is Francis Cardinal George.
On March 1,2012, Cardinal George told me to get myself to Federal Plaza at 50 West Adams before noon, if I wanted to stand with him and thousands of other folks against religious bigotry and the Obama HHS Mandate.
We were talking about that Mandate which forces Catholic and other religious institutions to pay for contraception and abortifacients, only months after Obama told St. Xavier Univeristy that 'it was no longer a Catholic University,' because Obama's NLRB needed to unionize part time employees.
The Obama Mandate will force the American Catholic Church to close schools, hospitals and orphanges. However, Obama's script writers demanded that the issue be framed as a Catholic War on Women. Nope, it is a war on liberty -religious liberty.
Well, the dude abides, Cardinal.
I vote. Did so the other day. I write checks to Miserecodia, Mercy Home for Boys and Girls, Special Olympics and to Sacred Heart Church. I write on this blog as has been my practice since I was a baby teacher in 1975, back then I used a Big Chief Notebook. I sin like I know what I'm doing and try to reconcile those sins through Confession.
Cardinal George holds to prnciple and clings to our Faith and takes many, many, many insults and threats from Carol Marin, Michael Sneed and other Vichy Catholics. After our chat, I saw a parade of Catholics thank Cardinal George and one Greek Orthodox Woman thank him for his defense of religious freedom and asked him for his blessing. The Cardinal should hang out with the hoi poloi more often. Catholics were appreciative of their pastor. Our Faith has been to be Roman Catholic and each Sunday, or Saturday night, Catholics say these word:
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, and born of the Father before all ages. light of light, true God of true God. Begotten not made, consubstantial to the Father, by whom all things were made. Who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven. And was incarnate of the Holy Ghost and of the Virgin Mary and was made man; was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried; and the third day rose again according to the Scriptures. And ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of the Father, and shall come again with glory to judge the living and the dead, of whose Kingdom there shall be no end. And in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of life, who proceeds from the Father (and the Son), who together with the Father and the Son is to be adored and glorified, who spoke by the Prophets. And one holy, catholic, and apostolic Church. We confess (I confess) one baptism for the remission of sins. And we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen."
(emphases my own)
We believe that the Lord and Giver of Life ( not the Obama White House, Dick Durbin, Pat Quinn, or Terry Cosgrove) did just fine without an additional Mandate from Kathleen Sebelius at the direction of the folks who script President Obama.
HBO notwithstanding, life begins at conception. Always has done so. Religious liberty demands that what we believe be unshackled by Neo-Nuremburg Mandates.
The Cardinal George told me to show up tomorrow, if I really believe in all of the words I mouth or put to paper.
I think I'll drive.
Here are some other places where you can stand up for religious liberty.
50 W. Adams Street
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square
114 E. Douglas Street (Parking Locations)
324 Main Street (Map)
Holy Family Parish
4401 Highcrest Road (Map)
Mass preceding Rally at 11 a.m.
Grandon Civic Center
310 E. Park Avenue (Map)
Mass at 11 a.m. Prior to Rally
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