Mar 7, 2012

Totally epic must-see video of priest denouncing HHS mandate

"We Hold These Truths" is a video that we felt needed to be produced in order to clearly state the main issue in regards to the (HHS) Health and Human Services Mandate. The main issue is Religious Liberty. The mandate, as it stands right now, violates the Constitution and specifically the 1st Amendment. We have a right to the free exercise of our religion without violating our consciences. Every American should see this as an important issue. It is not a Catholic issue. It is an American issue. Join the movement at



Video website:

Fr. Pontifex:

Music by Tony Anderson (used with permission):

Behind-the-Scenes Photography:

Directed, Shot & Edited: Rob Kaczmark
Lyricist: Fr. Claude (Dusty) Burns aka Fr. Pontifex
Producers: dUSt, Danny Hidalgo, Kyle Escamilla, Rob Kaczmark
Re-Recording Mixer: Manuel Lopez III

Special thank to St. Thomas More and Rev. Charles Fanelli, Pastor for allowing us to film in the church.

At this time in America we've come to the crossroads
Standing with our religious freedom and what we have been told.
We hold these truths to be self evident all men created the same
Endowed with certain unalienable rights that can't be taken away
They cannot be taken away by man, they were given by the creator
God almighty in Heaven, greater than any legislature 
No system, No policy, No mandate has the power
To trample on our conscience and rob us of what is ours
Things that violate health, we are told we must provide 
Using faulty percentages to justify conquer and divide
This is not about one issue that we need to just let go
It's not simply about contraception but about government control 
A Year to comply? A Year to deny?
A Year to turn the other way and let our conscience die?
A Mandate that violates the corporate conscience of our faith
And once this door is open every religion and creed is at stake
Every American should see this as a threat to our country's foundation
Religion doesn't make us second class, settling for an accommodation
Our conscience is sacred; our freedom of religion is a treasure
Handed to us by Soldiers who fought and sacrificed beyond measure
The 1st amendment protects the free exercise of Religion
To exercise our freedom without living a contradiction 
As faithful Americans we HOLD THESE TRUTHS
Life, Liberty and Happiness' pursuit 
This isn't to be partisan or to endorse a candidate
This is about a plea to the administration to rescind this mandate
And as you deliberate for freedoms sake just remember
We get to use our rights and cast our two cents in November

Fr. Claude (Dusty) Burns
Aka Pontifex

Obama thinks he knows the faith better than the bishops. Instructs bishops.

From here or


Cardinal Dolan said, “The White House seems to think we bishops simply do not know or understand Catholic teaching and so, taking a cue from its own definition of religious freedom, now has nominated its own handpicked official Catholic teachers
“We have made it clear in no uncertain terms to the government that we are not at peace with its invasive attempt to curtail the religious freedom we cherish as Catholics and Americans,” the archbishop of New York wrote in a public letter to the Catholic bishops last Friday. “We did not ask for this fight, but we will not run from it.”  

What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object - like the Church's position on conscience?   For one, no one ever said that Obama is an unstoppable force. He can be stopped - even if he becomes a dictator. So, in the case of the HHS mandate, Obama will lose - plain and simple. The Church is a Rock; Obama is only Barrack.  
St. Thomas Aquinas was called the "dumb ox" because of his taciturn ways and huge build and until now his theology, the synthesis of Aristotelian philosophy and Catholic faith, is still solid even if it is ~500 years old.   Today, Barrack Obama has his theology too - about rubbers and killing infants. I wonder what would be a nice name for him? His theology is not worth diddly squat but it's good for a comic relief.

Obama strikes back hard. Fines Church $100 per day per employee

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ObamaCare fines religious institutions $100 a day per employee for failing to provide contraception

WASHINGTON, D.C., March 6, 2012, (—The price of following your conscience is high – especially if you resist the mandate to furnish your employees with reproductive products and services that violate your religious beliefs.
According to a report released by the Congressional Research Service,  religious institutions that fail to provide abortifacient drugs to their employees could be fined $100 a day for each of its employees.
According to the memo, “The Secretary [of HHS] may impose a civil monetary penalty on insurance insurers that fail to comply with the [health care reform law’s] requirements,” such as failing to provide contraception, sterilization, or abortion-inducing drugs. “The maximum penalty imposed by the PHSA is $100 per day for each individual with respect to which such a failure occurs.”
Such steep fees could bankrupt religious institutions that do not qualify for an exemption. The Catholic hospitals associated with the Catholic Health Association alone account for 530,673 full-time and 235,221 part-time employees. Collectively, those hospitals could face millions of dollars in fees each day. 
The problem, however, is far from unique to the Roman Catholic Church.

My comments:
When the Lord shuts a door, he opens a window.  This is a chance to help the poor abroad.  Action must be principled and decisive.  No cowering for a waiver.  No groveling before Obama.  That would be disgraceful and undignified for the Church.

Wait there's more:
Waivers will be granted to some to break the unified opposition against Obama's violation of the sanctity of conscience in the HHS mandates. Hopefully all the Church institutions will be united in requesting a waiver for all or not take any at all. One for all and all for one.

I doubt if that will happen so I recommend this action plan to be implemented ASAP or legitimate.
1.  Close all emergency services.  Fire associated staff.
2.  Close all walk-in patient programs.  Fire associated staff.
3.  Transfer existing patients.  Fire associated staff.
4.  Sell medical facility.  Fire associated staff.  
5.  Preach why Church closed medical facilities.  Fire Obama.

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