VATICAN INSIDER’S SPECIAL GUEST: BISHOP SILVA OF HONOLULU (PART II) – PRESIDENT TRUMP ROLLS BACK OBAMACARE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE

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VATICAN INSIDER’S SPECIAL GUEST: BISHOP SILVA OF HONOLULU (PART II)

Tune in again this weekend to “Vatican Insider” when my guest in the interview segment is Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu. In Part II of our conversation, we talk about the renovation of the Honolulu cathedral and some big anniversaries for the Church in Hawaii in 2018 – the 175th anniversary of the cathedral of Our Lady of Peace, the 100th anniverary of the death of St. Marianane and the 180th anniversary of her birth.

We also talk about the astonishing story of a man who worked with both Damien and Marianne, Brother Joseph Dutton. Some first steps are being taken to look into the life of Dutton and a possible cause for canonization.

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PRESIDENT TRUMP ROLLS BACK OBAMACARE CONTRACEPTION MANDATE

Seems like when we needed some good news, we got it!

Trump signs executive order to promote religious liberty: The Trump administration on Friday announced a major rollback of the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate, granting what officials called “full protection” to a wide range of companies and organizations that claim a “religious or moral objection” to providing the coverage. 

More on this: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/10/06/trump-administration-rolls-back-obamacare-contraceptive-mandate.html

ALSO: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/breaking-trump-administration-announces-broad-exemptions-for-hhs-mandate-84021

EWTN’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, Michael Warsaw, made the following statement on the October 6th announcement of revised rules for the HHS Mandate:

“For more than five years, the HHS contraception mandate has forced Americans to violate their deeply held moral and ethical principles, without regard for the Constitution’s guarantee of religious liberty. EWTN filed a lawsuit against the government in February 2012, just days after the mandate rules were first published and we have continued to fight for justice alongside many courageous believers. We are encouraged by today’s announcement.

“Together with our legal team, we are carefully considering the exemptions announced today and the impact this may have on our legal challenge to the mandate, but we are optimistic that this news will prove to be a step toward victory for the fundamental freedoms of many Americans.

“I invite Catholics, and all people of faith, to join me in continued prayer for our nation, for its leaders, and for the protection of liberty in the United States, and around the world.”

(Apologies for all the bold print today in this column – nothing I did eliminated it!)

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