Category Archives: Law

12 Must-Read Quotes From Bishop Paprocki’s Same-Sex Marriage Exorcism

  In a much-publicized event on Wednesday that coincided with Governor Pat Quinn signing gay marriage into law in Illinois, Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield led the faithful in “Prayers of Supplication and Exorcism in Reparation for the Sin of Same-Sex Marriage.” In his homily at the service, Bishop Paprocki demonstrated once again why he [...]

Pa. Dioceses Defeat Obamacare Abortion-Pill Mandate

Very big news out of Pittsburgh. Today federal district court Judge Arthur J. Schwab granted an injunction against the Obamacare abortion-pill and birth control mandate for the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie and their associated organizations. Read: Pittsburgh and Erie PI Decision. The injunction is the first one that has been thoroughly litigated for a [...]

Top 10 Scholarly Tweets About the Body

Live tweeting an academic conference is a strange, self-contradictory thing to do. Creating a top 10 list from the tweets is probably worse. But here I go. Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture presented its celebrated Fall Conference Nov. 7-9.  The Fall Conference is a remarkable event, an ecumenical and interdisciplinary investigation of an [...]

Federal court strikes down HHS mandate for Ohio business

Common sense prevails at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals — the second most influential court in the land. The court ruled 2-1 in favor of Ohio business owners who objected to the HHS mandate, which forces businesses to pay for sterilizations, abortion pills, and contraception. The Court said that just because a woman had [...]

Who Pays for Human Rights?

It is mildly heartening that the European Parliament “rejected” a bill that “as a human rights concern, abortion should be made legal, safe and accessible to all.” I say “mildly” and use quotes around “rejected” since you’d think calling infanticide a “fundamental human right” would yield zero Yea votes. Nay. The “murder is a fundamental [...]

Catholic CEO asks Supreme Court to Protect Family’s Religious Freedom

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Today John Kennedy, CEO of Autocam, an international company with 700 employees based in the United States, filed a petition for writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court of the United States asking them to review the Sixth Circuit decision which held that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act did not protect [...]

Paul Ryan, Statesman

In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, Congressman Paul Ryan made the case for a compromise to end the government shutdown, address the approaching debt limit, and start down the path to long-term fiscal sanity. Our government may be in the midst of a crisis, but Ryan also sees opportunity—there is something to be gained for both [...]

Justice Scalia: “Who am I to Judge?”

New York Magazine has published a fascinating interview with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. It’s a rare and fascinating look at one of the nation’s highest-profile public servants, and one of the greatest jurists in American history. Most of the interview is about—surprise!—Justice Scalia’s judicial career: his favorite court opinions, his judicial philosophy, etc. But [...]


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