Monday, November 16, 2015

What’s with Obama’s “war” against the Little Sisters of the Poor?

Tuesday on FOT Deacon Mike Manno and Gina Noll will take up what is perceived as a “war” by the Obama Administration against the Little Sisters of the Poor. The Little Sisters of the Poor are an international congregation of Roman Catholic women religious founded in 1839 by Saint Jeanne Jugan. Together they serve the elderly poor in over 30 countries around the world and work to offer the neediest elderly of every race and religion a home where they will be welcomed as Christ, cared for as family and accompanied with dignity until God calls them to himself.

Yet the Obama Administration is forcing them to provide abortion inducing drugs and contraceptives – against Church teaching – to their employees or face crippling fines that would force them out of business.  The Little Sisters have responded by taking the Obama Administration to court and recently the U. S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear their case.
Joining us Tuesday will be Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie, a policy advisor for The Catholic Association, to discuss this and other religious liberty issues.  Dr. Christie writes and speaks in both Spanish and English about Catholicism, religious freedom, and the intersection of faith and science.  
Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie
The Catholic Association (TCA) is dedicated to being a faithful Catholic voice in the public square. TCA is responding to the call of the Catholic Church for members of the lay faithful to apply Catholic teaching, wisdom, and principles to the issues of the day.
TCA engages on issues that are compelling based on the Teaching of the Church and defends our Catholic values wherever needed. Right now TCA is working fulltime to protect our God-given right – protected by the U.S. Constitution – to practice our faith free of government coercion and control. We are striving towards a society in which the common good and the dignity of every human person is upheld.
Dr. Christie’s writing has appeared in USA TODAY,, National Review,, US News and World Report, and The New York Times, among others.  She has appeared on CNN, Telemundo, Fox News, C-SPAN,and EWTN.
In 2014 she traveled to Rome to cover the Synod on the Family, commenting on its progress for many publications and shows.  She was a featured speaker at the National March for Life in D.C., in January 2015, where she spoke about prenatal diagnosis.
Dr. Christie grew up in Guadalajara, Mexico, coming to the United States at the age of eleven.  She is a graduate of Columbia University and the University of Miami School of Medicine and practices Radiology in the Miami area, where she lives with her husband and five children.
Join Deacon Mike and Gina Noll at 9 a.m. (Central) Tuesday on Iowa Catholic Radio, 1150 AM; 88.5 & 94.5 FM, and streaming on The program will be rebroadcast at 9 p.m.
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