Category Archives: Religious Liberty

True and False Witness on the Abortion-Pill Mandate

The Supreme Court gave a temporary injunction to the Little Sisters of the Poor to protect them from Obamacare’s abortion-pill mandate.  The only one who seems unhappy about it is Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter. Winters accuses the Little Sisters’ lawyer of “bearing false witness” by saying that Obamacare forces the Sisters [...]

A 12 Days of Christmas Year in Review

What’s the best answer to Christmas sentimentality? The Christmas season liturgy. In the days that follow Christmas, the Church brings us the slaughter of innocents, the first martyr, and more. Christmas isn’t just sugarplum fairies and Santa Claus after all. It is good that the Church does this, because if you compare each day from [...]

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 [...]

Seven Score and Ten Years Ago…

Abraham Lincoln understood this important truth: America’s greatness was neither an accident nor an entitlement. Whatever greatness was in this nation was, by the grace of God, an achievement of our forebears; an inheritance received through no merit of our own to be passed on to posterity out of duty, if not charity. Thus, the [...]

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 [...]

Rep. Collins on military chaplains: First Amendment is never ‘Non Essential’

Rep. Doug Collins, R-GA, who has also served himself as a military chaplain, sent a letter yesterday to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel about military chaplains not being allowed on military bases during the government shutdown — even on a voluntary basis. Collins sent the letter to Secretary Hagel after CNN and other media outlets reported [...]

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 [...]

Fighting Back: Priest Blocked From Serving Naval Base Suing Federal Government

The story of those priests serving our military bases without active duty chaplains continues to develop. In a release from the Thomas More Law Center, it has been revealed that one furloughed priest is now suing the federal government for violating religious liberty: The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Father Ray Leonard, a Catholic [...]

BREAKING NEWS: Senate OKs resolution to allow priests back on military bases

On Monday, and again on Thursday, CatholicVote blasted messages to our members, asking them to call their two Senators to pass a resolution so that Catholic priests could say Mass on military installations. They finally got the message. From the AP: Military chaplains will be able to offer worship services to members of the armed [...]


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