We are not just material beings, but spiritual persons with a need for meaning, purpose, and fulfillment that transcends the visible confines of this world. This longing for transcendence is a longing for truth, goodness, and beauty. Truth, goodness, and beauty are called the transcendentals of being, because they are aspects of being. Everything in existence has these transcendentals to some extent. God, of course, as the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, has these transcendentals to an infinite degree. Oftentimes, He draws us to Himself primarily through one of these transcendentals. St. Augustine, who was drawn to beauty in all its creaturely forms, found the ultimate beauty he was seeking in God, his creator, the beauty “ever ancient, ever new.”―Sister Gabriella Yi, O.P.

Bishop Lopes: A Pledged Troth. A pastoral letter on Amoris Laetitia.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Religious Freedom trumps Obamacare... again! Cheyenne granted injunction.

From the His Excellency Paul D. Etienne, Bishop of the Diocese of Cheyenne: Diocese of Cheyenne and Affiliates Granted Injunction Pending Relief From Tenth Circuit Court
(T)oday, the tenth circuit court of appeals granted The Diocese of Cheyenne and affiliated Catholic organizations, an injunction pending appeal. The order reads as follows: 
“(W)e hereby order as follows. If the plaintiffs-appellants inform the Secretary of Health and Human Services in writing that they are non-profit organizations that hold themselves out as religious and have religious objections to providing coverage for contraceptive services, the respondents are enjoined from enforcing against the plaintiffs-appellants the challenged provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and related regulations pending further order of the court. To meet the condition for injunction pending appeal, plaintiffs-appellants need not use the form prescribed by the Government and need not send copies to third-party administrators.” 
Today’s rulings are certainly welcome news and a victory for religious freedom. We continue to pray for a successful conclusion to our pending litigation brought on behalf of Wyoming Catholic Charities, St. Joseph’s Children’s Home, Wyoming Catholic College, and St Anthony’s Tri-Parish School.

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