Archive for June, 2012

Saturday’s Hartford Courant had an op-ed by the ACLU praising Gov. Malloy’s veto of a campaign finance bill and again mentioning Family Institute of Connecticut by name. We agree the Governor was right to veto and if the ACLU thinks it helps their point to repeatedly reference FIC, well then, we are just fine with […]

The planned merger of St. Mary’s Hospital and Waterbury Hospital has sparked yet another ember in the fabricated “War on Women.” Among the merger terms is that Waterbury Hospital will comply with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic health care, which St. Mary’s adheres to. The combination of St. […]

It is unlikely to win one of the Courant’s “best letters of the year” awards, but it should. Daniel Harazim calls out our local paper of record for ignoring Father’s Day and boy, does he have their number: I might have at least thought that the paper would do a fabulous spread on the glories […]

This was just received from our friend, Jason Calvi: As part of our daily Fortnight for Freedom programming, the Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally in New Haven will take center stage on this Sunday’s “That’s the Spirit.”   You can watch it at 10:45 AM and 5:45 AM on WCCT-TV, which broadcasts across Connecticut. […]

[Update: Although the Fortnight for Freedom has come and gone, FIC’s 2012 Religious Liberty Tour will continue. The speaking schedule at the end of this blog post will be updated regularly with more events.] You know about the increasing attacks on religious liberty overseas and even here in our own country. In fact, if you […]

For the first time in eight years at the Family Institute of Connecticut I have been invited to give a public speech in Manchester, the town where I was born and raised. That speech will happen tonight, June 19th, at 7:30 pm at St. Bartholomew Church, 736 East Middle Turnpike. From St. Bart’s website: June […]

We don’t blame the editors of America’s oldest continuously published newspaper for being continuously confused. The Hartford Courant could not bother to send a reporter to FIC’s March 23rd Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally, even though there were 615 of us just a few blocks from the Courant’s office at noon on a weekday. […]

It’s official. Kids need their dads; having two moms just doesn’t cut it. The social science is catching up to what we knew all along. Family Institute of Connecticut is proud to have led the fight in our state to let every child have the chance to grow up with both a mom and a […]

At noon this past Friday (June 8th) the Family Institute of Connecticut helped gather over 520 people on the New Haven Green for a second Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally. This was one of hundreds of rallies occurring simultaneously in about 150 cities to protest the federal mandate requiring religious institutions to pay for […]

They think the First Amendment is threatened by high school graduations on church property but not by a federal mandate forcing Catholic institutions to provide abortifacients. But sometimes, even the ACLU can’t ignore it’s own stated principles. Such an occasion has just occurred in Wolcott. On April 20, Wolcott High School junior, Seth Groody, was […]

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