Tag Archives: SCOTUS

The Little Sisters Of The Poor Take Their Case To SCOTUS

A few days ago, I was going to mention that the main reason why some cases are settled justly the first time, while others aren’t, has a lot to do with which circuit court the case is heard in. When … Continue reading

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Because Jesus Said Plenty About Marriage, and Other Inconvenient Stuff Too…UPDATED

Hey y’all. Didn’t you know that Jesus didn’t say nothin about homosexuality in the Bible? True story. You ain’t gonna find Our Lord say that particular word nowheres in the Scriptures. It’s like he never heard of that situation. Heck, … Continue reading

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Thoughts On The Gay Marriage Decision From My Bishop…UPDATED

And from the Supreme Court justices themselves. First up is the initial, and wise, reaction of my bishop, Richard F. Stika, “Sad moment in the history of our nation. But we move on. No same sex marriages will be celebrated … Continue reading

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The Supreme Court Unanimously Finds That Speech Is Created Equal

In other words, the government can’t decide that one type of speech is more worth protecting than any other. Once again, just like back in 2012 in the Hosanna-Tabor case, the Supreme Court has come out unanimously in a decision … Continue reading

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In D.C., The Battle Against The HHS Mandate Rages On…

FYI, the good guys took a licking in the last skirmish. You can read the details in The Register. The upshot? The Archdiocese of Washington will likely appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court. Likely to be used as a … Continue reading

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Archbishop Kurtz: “Marriage is and always will be the union between one man and one woman.”

Today was the day oral arguments in Obergefell v. Hodges came before the Supreme Court of the United States. The opening statement by Mary Bonauto made it 39 seconds before the questioning by the justices began.

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Yet Again, The Supreme Court Hammers Away At The HHS Mandate

The Beckett Fund For Religious Liberty shares the news, Washington, D.C. – Moments ago, for the sixth time in a row, the Supreme Court took steps to protect another religious objector from the contraceptive mandate. It ordered a lower court … Continue reading

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The Bishops Respond To The Fear Mongering Of The Administration Over Religious Liberty

  From the USCCB Blog, Archbishops Salvatore J. Cordileone , William Lori, Thomas Wenski, and Bishop Richard J. Malone have a joint response below. Crystal couldn’t be any clearer.

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SCOTUS Decides In Favor of Hobby Lobby UPDATES and Reaction Roundup

In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that closely held corporations cannot be forced to provide contraception coverage, or be required to do anything else that may violate the religious beliefs of the owners, shareholders, or … Continue reading

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Federal Appeals Court Denies Injunction For Michigan-based Catholic Charities, And Other HHS Mandate News

As everyone waits to see how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the Hobby Lobby case, the U.S. Sixth Circuit handed an unfavorable decision yesterday. LANSING — A federal appeals court has denied the Michigan Catholic Conference’s request for a … Continue reading

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