Supreme Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses, allows mandate for health workers

Supreme Court blocks COVID-19 vaccine mandate for businesses, allows mandate for health workers

Christian Post—The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandates for large businesses that took effect this week while allowing another mandate for healthcare workers to proceed. In a pair of per curiam decisions released Thursday, the high court offered a mixed message on President Joe Biden’s efforts to mandate vaccination against…

U.S. Supreme Court Oddly Silent on Federal Vaccine Mandates

U.S. Supreme Court Oddly Silent on Federal Vaccine Mandates

Courthouse News Service—Businesses all but assured that the Supreme Court would issue guidelines on the new federal vaccine-or-test mandate set to take effect Monday got only crickets, creating national confusion about policy that prompted the justices to hold a special session last week. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the mandate in November, implicating…

“Be of Good Cheer!”

“Be of Good Cheer!”

Inspiring words of Sr. Constance Veit, Little Sisters of the Poor, at the May 2016 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast— During the legal journey that led up to our day at the Supreme Court many people offered us advice and support. Three counsels stuck with me and have strongly influenced my life in the last few…

Man of Courage: Hong Kong Media tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 13 months jail for Tiananmen vigil

Man of Courage: Hong Kong Media tycoon Jimmy Lai gets 13 months jail for Tiananmen vigil

BBC—Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 13 months in jail for participating in a vigil marking the 1989 Tiananmen massacre in Beijing. He was not alone. The 74-year-old was found guilty last week of inciting others to take part in an unlawful assembly. He was among thousands who defied a ban…

Pope Francis hails ‘the beauty of Mary’s heart’ on Immaculate Conception feast

Pope Francis hails ‘the beauty of Mary’s heart’ on Immaculate Conception feast

CNA—Pope Francis highlighted “the beauty of Mary’s heart” in his Angelus address on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. The pope said on Dec. 8 that the Blessed Virgin Mary’s encounter with the Angel Gabriel, described in St. Luke’s Gospel, revealed her deep humility. “Within the domestic walls, a person reveals him or herself better…

Church Vandalism is Soaring. Here’s Why Everyone Should Care

Church Vandalism is Soaring. Here’s Why Everyone Should Care

From senseless violence against formerly honored Saint Junipero Serra statues in California and St. King Louis statues in St. Louis, Missouri, to churches throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, especially in France, and elsewhere. Needless to say, something is very wrong. The Washington Post Op.Ed. below does a good job of addressing why it matters……

Cardiologist Dr. Oz Running for Senate, Fed Up with Govt Overreach, Violation of Freedoms

Amid a flurry of new vaccine mandates and dire warnings, a shocking new announcement from a completely different arena.  Cardiologist and popular TV Host Dr. Mehmet Oz announced he’s running for Senate, in the state of Pennsylvania where he registered at his parents’ home last December. In his announcement, Oz said, “I feel that we’re…

The Daily Wire challenges Biden administration vaccine mandate

The Daily Wire challenges Biden administration vaccine mandate

Motion accompanying petition asks 6th Circuit for emergency stay of overreaching Biden administration order  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Alliance Defending Freedom and the Dhillon Law Group, Inc., on behalf of The Daily Wire, filed a legal challenge Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit to the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate. The mandate…

Pilgrimage of Images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego continues with Visits to Parishes and Schools in Los Angeles Archdiocese

Pilgrimage of Images of Our Lady of Guadalupe and St. Juan Diego continues with Visits to Parishes and Schools in Los Angeles Archdiocese

Los Angeles—Starting in mid-October, the pilgrimage of the images of Our Lady of Guadalupe, known as La Peregrina, and Saint Juan Diego visited half a dozen parishes, including St. Catherine of Alexandria in Catalina Island, after the kick-off Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, where hundreds of faithful have had the…

Meet the New Bishop-elect of Hong Kong

Meet the New Bishop-elect of Hong Kong

CBCPNews/CNA—The newly appointed bishop of Hong Kong gave a press conference Tuesday in which he said he believed that prudence and dialogue were a way forward in the challenges facing his diocese. Bishop-elect Stephen Chow Sau-yan, told journalists May 18 that he did not think it would be wise to comment on especially controversial issues,…

Canadian diocese requires COVID-19 vaccination to attend Mass

Canadian diocese requires COVID-19 vaccination to attend Mass

CNA—A Catholic diocese in Canada will be requiring proof of vaccination and identity verification for anyone age 12 or older to attend Mass or other events held at parishes. “Effective October 22, 2021, it will be mandatory for all persons 12 and older wishing to attend Masses or Services in our churches to demonstrate proof…

Catholic football coach fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

Catholic football coach fired for refusing COVID-19 vaccine, lawyer alleges anti-religious animus

CNA—The former Washington State University football coach, a Catholic, intends to sue the school after he was refused a religious exemption to the state’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate and was subsequently fired for not getting vaccinated. Nick Rolovich, a Catholic, had previously announced in July that he would not be receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, but would…

Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship, Supreme Court rulings for California and More

Missouri Christian church wins settlement over coronavirus restrictions on worship, Supreme Court rulings for California and More

CNA—A Kansas City-area Baptist megachurch has reached a $150,000 settlement with the county over coronavirus restrictions, with the church claiming that the county treated them more harshly than secular institutions when it came to COVID protocols.  Abundant Life Baptist Church, which has locations in Lee’s Summit and Blue Springs, Missouri, filed a lawsuit against Jackson…

INSPIRATION: The Prison of Your Mind

INSPIRATION: The Prison of Your Mind

Sean Stephenson delivered a talk to inmates at Ironwood State Prison in Blythe, California, several years ago that absollutely inspires, no matter where you are. No matter what circumstances or challenges you face right now. He cuts through all the muck and challenges of life to squarely focus on going forward. Need inspiration? Sean’s talk…

9/11—Twenty Years Ago: Never Forget, Never Take Our Freedom For Granted

9/11—Twenty Years Ago: Never Forget, Never Take Our Freedom For Granted

Those who fail to learn from history are destined to repeat it.  Let’s make sure our children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, are learning real history in school… so that we NEVER FORGET, Never take our freedoms for granted! Yes we are called to live in Christ-centered Courage, self-discipline, love, hope.  We are called to…

Firsthand Report: Afghan Doctor Recounts Family Escape and Tragedy

France24—French-Afghan doctor Mohammed Zahed Omar talks to FRANCE 24 about his dramatic escape from the Afghan capital and his fears for those unable to escape the Taliban. A doctor and pharmacist based in France, Omar was visiting family in Afghanistan when Taliban forces suddenly swept into Kabul on August 15, abruptly ending the country’s two-decade-long…

Private Citizen Raise More Than $20 Million in Three Days to Rescue Christians in Afghanistan

Private Citizen Raise More Than $20 Million in Three Days to Rescue Christians in Afghanistan

Private citizen and entrepreneurial news personality Glen Beck raised more than $20 MILLION IN LESS THAN THREE DAYS—all donated from other private citizens—to rescue Christians in Afghanistan immediately. Beck asked listeners to “give until it hurts,” whether it be $10 or $100 or more, and launched the plea with his personal donation of $100,000.  The…

VA faith-based groups ask court to reconsider ruling that allows state to ruin them for their beliefs 

NOTE: This lawsuit — objecting to the horrific fines imposed for hiring people aligned with a nonprofit’s principles — directly affects Virginia-based Catholic schools and nonprofits . ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A new lawsuit challenges a Virginia law that forces nonprofit ministries to abandon their core convictions in hiring and other policies or face fines up…

While No One is Looking: China holds assault drills near Taiwan after ‘provocations’

While No One is Looking: China holds assault drills near Taiwan after ‘provocations’

Reuters—Aug 16, 2021—China carried out assault drills near Taiwan on Tuesday with warships and fighter jets exercising off the southwest and southeast of the island, in what the country’s armed forces said was as a response to “external interference” and “provocations”. Taiwan, which Beijing claims as Chinese territory, has complained of repeated People’s Liberation Army…

China threatens Taiwan, saying Afghanistan withdrawal proves US ‘won’t help’ if war breaks out

China threatens Taiwan, saying Afghanistan withdrawal proves US ‘won’t help’ if war breaks out

While world attention is on Afghanistan crisis, China focuses on Taiwan… News.com.au (Australia)—Chinese state media has pounced on America’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, using the chaos to threaten one of its neighbours. China has pounced on the United States’ botched withdrawal from Afghanistan, using it to threaten the island of Taiwan. The Taliban has swept…

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