Independence Forever!

Independence Forever!

In honor of this Fourth of July, we at Catholic Business Journal bring you an episode of The American Story, masterfully written and read by Christopher Flannery and produced by The Claremont Institute. In this short and wonderful episode, you’ll go back in time when the U.S. is just celebrating its 50th year.  As the…

Remember this? During all those “BLM” protests… What happened AFTER?

Remember this? During all those “BLM” protests… What happened AFTER?

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday— June 6, 2022—rejected an appeal from a St. Louis couple who, fearing for their lives and property, pointed guns at Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters in 2020. In February, the Missouri Supreme Court indefinitely suspended the law licenses of Mark McCloskey, a  candidate for Missouri’s Senate seat, and his…

Beloved Cardinal Joseph Zen, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

Beloved Cardinal Joseph Zen, others arrested on Hong Kong security law

Communist Chinese crackdown in once-free Hong Kong continues to brutally intensify as beloved, 90-year-old Cardinal Joseph Zen, the retired former archbishop of Hong Kong, and others were arrested Wednesday in Hong Kong “on suspicion of colluding with foreign forces to endanger China’s national security.” Although early morning reports today indicate the cardinal has been released on…

Federal Court Declares Airplane Mask Mandate Illegal–Whether or not Masks Work

Federal Court Declares Airplane Mask Mandate Illegal–Whether or not Masks Work

A Federal District Court in the case of Health Freedom Defense Fund v. Joe Biden has held that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) illegally forced passengers to wear face masks on airplanes and other public transportation since early last year. To be clear, this was not a decision that masks do not work or…

A Night with the Untouchables

A Night with the Untouchables

I live in downtown Ottawa, right in the middle of the trucker convoy protest. They are literally camped out below my bedroom window. My new neighbours moved in on Friday and they seem determined to stay. I have read a lot about what my new neighbours are supposedly like, mostly from reporters and columnists who…

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…

Vaccine Mandates Must Allow Religious Exemptions

Vaccine Mandates Must Allow Religious Exemptions

Many of us as Christians have moral and religious objections to the Covid vaccine based on the fact that aborted baby tissue was used in its development and testing. There may be other religious objections as well based on beliefs about God’s design for the human body and bodily autonomy. When employers, public schools or…

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…

Fight for Religious Freedom for Business Owners in San Antonio, Texas

Fight for Religious Freedom for Business Owners in San Antonio, Texas

The San Antonio Family Association (SAFA) board members’ lawsuit against the City of San Antonio for religious discrimination against the conscience rights of a business owner and the banning of Chick-fil-A from public-owned San Antonio International Airport heads to the Texas Supreme Court. Chick-fil-A case has strong implications for Texas abortion ban The suit relates…

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…

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…

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…

Archbishop Cordileone: Social Media’s Threat to Religion

Archbishop Cordileone: Social Media’s Threat to Religion

WSJ—Carl Trueman is a distinguished scholar, bestselling author and ordained Presbyterian minister. On Aug. 7 he gave a series of talks to the Sacramento Gospel Conference, live-streamed on the YouTube channel of Immanuel Baptist Church. Twice during the event, the live broadcast was booted off the air. Viewers were informed that the first interruption was…

Cuban-American bishops state solidarity with Cuba protests

Cuban-American bishops state solidarity with Cuba protests

CNA—July 14, 2021—Four Cuban-American bishops issued a statement Tuesday indicating their support for Cubans seeking recognition of their human rights, following protest’s of the island’s communist government. “We, Cuban-American bishops, join in solidarity with the Cuban people in their quest for responses to their human rights and needs.  We are deeply troubled by the aggressive…

Meet The Self-Made Billionaire Who Is Sacrificing It All For God

Meet The Self-Made Billionaire Who Is Sacrificing It All For God

The Federalist—In Hong Kong right now, Jimmy Lai is sacrificing all — his fortune and possibly his life — for his God, his fellow man, and for freedom. Lai is a billionaire, although he wasn’t always one. Born two years before the Communists defeated the nationalists in China’s civil war, his father fled and his…

$2 Million Religious Liberty Settlement Triumphs Over California Governor’s COVID Prompted Overreach

$2 Million Religious Liberty Settlement Triumphs Over California Governor’s COVID Prompted Overreach

Attorneys with the Thomas More Society recently secured settlements in two major religious liberty cases: South Bay United Pentecostal Church, et al. v. Newsom, et al. and Father Trevor Burfitt v. Newsom, et al. The State of California agreed to pay $2,150,000 in “prevailing party” attorneys’ fees to settle both cases ($1,600,000 in South Bay…

COVID-19 Vaccines Pave the Way for a New Frontier in Surveillance

COVID-19 Vaccines Pave the Way for a New Frontier in Surveillance

“Man’s conquest of Nature, if the dreams of some scientific planners are realized, means the rule of a few hundreds of men over billions upon billions of men.” —C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man The Rutherford Institute—Like it or not, the COVID-19 pandemic with its veiled threat of forced vaccinations, contact tracing, and genetically…

The Mugging of America

The Mugging of America

When viewing the events of recent weeks I think most Americans share the common heartbreak, anger and confusion of a mugging victim. We have been violently assaulted by some thugs and something precious has been wrenched from us. Our mugging was not a one-time crime on the streets of Chicago or New York during which…

The Present Culture War

The Present Culture War

As the local churches gradually open again, one is reminded of the persistence of Benjamin Stoddert Ewell, president of the College of William and Mary, ringing the school bell during seven years of closure after the Civil War. It is yet to be seen how many return to our churches after the quarantine, but the…

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