There are three very “hot” Catholic issues on the blogs today. One I posted on a few days ago outlining the firing of Dr. Kenneth Howell for teaching Natural Law morality at the University of Illinois, another has to do with abortion funding in Obamacare (a.k.a. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act) and the last one has to do with Elena Kagan’s nomination to the Supreme Court.
Under the “Liars” category, we have this story about abortion coverage approval by the HHS under “high risk” insurance pools in Pennsylvania (other states have asked for similar approval). Remember President Obama’s pledge to find “common ground” on the abortion issue? The NRLC is on the case and has released this statement. For review, here’s an list of some of President Obama’s “common ground” measures.
Under the “Tyrants” category, we revisit the recent firing of Dr. Kenneth Howell (see here for background). Apprently, many groups are outraged at the firing of Dr. Howell (and not all Catholics, either). You can find detailed information over at the CatholicVoteAction blog here or join the “Save Dr. Ken” page on Facebook. Al Kresta, from “Kresta in the Afternoon” (heard on our local Catholic radio station) interviewed Dr. Howell. The video/audio is available here.
And finally, under the “Bores” category we have the potential disqualification of Elena Kagan as a nominee for the Supreme Court (this is actually a very exciting story, but I had to find some heading to fit with my ode to the “Wizard of Oz”). Jill Stanek (an ardent and tireless pro-life voice) gives the details here. In short, Elena Kagan likely committed perjury when testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her role with the ACOG partial-birth abortion scandal. I wrote about this situation before. I will update information as it becomes available.
UPDATE: A press conference originally scheduled for today at 2:30 to propose an investigation into Elena Kagan’s role in the ACOG scandal was postponed due to a Senate Floor vote. See the Americans United for Life website for more details.
In His peace,