Catholic church en Determining Threats to Religious Liberties <p>At the first Mass after the election, a 70-something parishioner scolded an usher about giving her any more letters from Peoria Bishop Daniel Jenky, saying, “If there is one, keep it.”</p><p>There wasn’t – which was too bad. After political bishops “took a beating at the polls,” according to Jesuit Father Thomas Reese, it could have been an opportunity for reconciliation. His Excellency looks more natural smiling, rooting for Notre Dame or cuddling with his Chihuahuas than comparing President Obama to Hitler.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 20:12:22 +0000 Bill Knight 24744 at Determining Threats to Religious Liberties A Fortnight for Forgiveness <p>&nbsp;How about a &ldquo;Fortnight for Forgiveness,&rdquo; an idea stemming from a few thoughts within Catholicism. First, there was news about Catholic groups&rsquo; lawsuit about a proposed government rule ensuring that employees of Catholic schools, hospitals and other non-religious companies have access to the same health insurance benefits as other corporations&rsquo; workers &ndash; including birth control (if the individual seeks it and has a doctor&rsquo;s prescription). Interestingly, 182 out of 195 U.S. Catholic dioceses have not joined the suit.<br /> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:21:51 +0000 Bill Knight 17032 at A Fortnight for Forgiveness Bill Knight - February 23 <p>Churches help people worship God, not institutions. States help people serve communities, not bureaucracies.</p> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:02:50 +0000 Rich Egger 10627 at Bill Knight - February 23