Red Mass opens Supreme Court term with religious liberty and abortion on the docket

Red Mass opens Supreme Court term with religious liberty and abortion on the docket

Washington D.C., Oct 7, 2019-CNA – The Archbishop of Washington, D.C. exhorted Supreme Court justices to “rejoice” in the Holy Spirit at the annual Red Mass on Sunday in D.C. In his homily, celebrant Archbishop Wilton Gregory noted that “Saint Luke wrote the passage that we just heard saying that Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit.”…
As Alabama Case Closes and Georgia Case Gets Started, Justice Thomas Tears Into Abortion Precedent

As Alabama Case Closes and Georgia Case Gets Started, Justice Thomas Tears Into Abortion Precedent

Daily Report, Law.com—“This case serves as a stark reminder that our abortion jurisprudence has spiraled out of control,” Justice Clarence Thomas said. “Although this case does not present the opportunity to address our demonstrably erroneous ‘undue burden’ standard, we cannot continue blinking the reality of what this Court has wrought.” On the same day that abortion-rights advocates…
Canon law professor says church did not foresee crimes by bishops

Canon law professor says church did not foresee crimes by bishops

CNS—The 1983 Code of Canon Law did not anticipate crimes being committed by bishops that could result in their laicization, according to a canon law professor at The Catholic University of America. Jesuit Father Robert Kaslyn, who has taught courses in laicization, said the Second Vatican Council has also made it more complicated to remove…
Federal District Court Reaffirms Constitutionality of Ohio Voting Law, Denies ‘End Run’ Attempt Around Earlier Supreme Court Ruling

Federal District Court Reaffirms Constitutionality of Ohio Voting Law, Denies ‘End Run’ Attempt Around Earlier Supreme Court Ruling

There are so many ways to be unethical, sadly, and such behavior shows itself in every conceivable human endeavor and profession.  Among those who relentlessly pursue self-interest and power—and who will use every deception and falsehood to do so in the name of a twisted sense of “justice,” elections tend to bring out the most…
U.S. Supreme Court rulings on “Compelled Speech”

U.S. Supreme Court rulings on “Compelled Speech”

ADF—We all know that the First Amendment protects us from censorship of what we say, but we often don’t think about the flipside. Our constitutionally protected freedom of speech also means that no one can force us to say things we do not want to say—especially things that violate our deepest beliefs. Forced or “compelled…