Little Sisters of the Poor (“David”) vs. Obama Care (“Goliath”) , Back in Court

Little Sisters of the Poor (“David”) vs. Obama Care (“Goliath”) , Back in Court

Practicing Catholics and small- to mid-sized business leaders in the U.S. breathed a sigh of relief when the Little Sisters of the Poor finally won their battle against Obama care in the Supreme Court.  As you recall, the nuns fought the forced mandate triggered by Obama’s and Pelosi’s healthcare mandate to violate the nuns’ faith,…

Supreme Court returns case of florist who declined gay wedding to lower court

Supreme Court returns case of florist who declined gay wedding to lower court

ADF/CNA—The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a Washington state ruling against local florist Barronelle Stutzman, who in 2013 declined to make flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the Washington Supreme Court, instructing that the case be reconsidered in the light of Masterpiece Cakeshop decision earlier…

Supreme Court gives second chance to Oregon cake bakers who declined same-sex wedding

Supreme Court gives second chance to Oregon cake bakers who declined same-sex wedding

CNA—An Oregon bakery whose owners declined to make a cake celebrating a same-sex commitment ceremony will get another chance in court, after the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 17 ruling ordered lower courts to reconsider a massive fine and other penalties in light of a similar Colorado case. “The Constitution protects speech, popular or not, from…

Bishop Barber: No Priest can comply with proposed CA law… I would rather go to jail rather than obey this attack on our religious freedom

Bishop Barber: No Priest can comply with proposed CA law… I would rather go to jail rather than obey this attack on our religious freedom

If you know or have ever met or heard Bishop Barber, you know immediately he is a man of clear direction and purpose, a straight-shooter in his words and actions.  After all, not only is he a well-formed Jesuit, he is also a military chaplain.  You don’t have time for anything else but clarity, truth…

US Supreme Court Quietly Delivers Big Win for Religious Liberty

US Supreme Court Quietly Delivers Big Win for Religious Liberty

by Monica Burke (CNSNews) Religious liberty and freedom of conscience won big at the Supreme Court last week, just in time for Religious Freedom Day on Jan. 16. The justices declined last week to hear a legal challenge against a Mississippi law that protects citizens, small businesses, government employees, and charities from official discrimination by…

Vietnam: Church-Defending Blogger Disappears: Clarifies Pope’s Words Amid Government Distortion

Vietnam: Church-Defending Blogger Disappears: Clarifies Pope’s Words Amid Government Distortion

In this age of globalization and a lack of regard (to put it mildly) for the dignity of the human person and lack of respect for the unborn and elderly, each person individually created in God’s own image and each one destined for fulfillment only in Him, it seems to us important for Catholic business…

Free Speech Attacked? Are Freedom of Religious Beliefs Affected too? You be the judge

Free Speech Attacked? Are Freedom of Religious Beliefs Affected too? You be the judge

In an August 4, 2009, blog post, White House officials wrote: ” ….There is a lot of disinformation about health insurance reform out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care.  These rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.  Since we can’t keep track…