Supreme Court Rules that the Constitution Means Just What it Says (or does not say) on Abortion and Guns

Supreme Court Rules that the Constitution Means Just What it Says (or does not say) on Abortion and Guns

The Supreme Court’s recent decisions on abortion and the Second Amendment right to bear arms are finally placing limits on the kind of judicial activism that has made our Constitution and Constitutional law almost unrecognizable. While these two cases may seem very different, the Court is telling us in both cases that the Constitution means…

Pregnancy resource centers in Austin are under attack

Pregnancy resource centers in Austin are under attack

Pregnancy resource centers in Austin are under attack. With the reported leak of an opinion draft in the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—a court opinion that would overturn the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion and return any decision on the protection of the unborn to the states, abortion…

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…

Black Voices for Trump board member: Ginsburg was confirmed in fewer days than Trump has until election

Black Voices for Trump board member: Ginsburg was confirmed in fewer days than Trump has until election

Paris Dennard, a Black Voices for Trump board member, noted that recently deceased U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (May her soul rest in peace) was confirmed by the Senate to her seat on the highest court of the country in fewer days than there is from now to the 2020 elections in November. …

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,…

Donald Trump first president in history to attend March for Life rally on National Mall in DC

Donald Trump first president in history to attend March for Life rally on National Mall in DC

Donald Trump will be the first president ever to attend the March For Life in Washington D.C. in the event’s 47 year history. This historic decision speaks volumes about this Administration’s commitment to end abortion in this nation, even as former bastions of Christianity such as Ireland sadly embrace it.  President Trump’s attendance at this…

Thinking a Wrong Is Right

Thinking a Wrong Is Right

In 1973, after the United States Supreme Court legalized abortion in America, my dad—a doctor—was interviewed by the local paper about the ruling. One of his quotes became the story’s headline: “Just because it’s legal, doesn’t mean it’s right.” I’ve never forgotten those words. Even as a second grader, they left a deep impression on…

Good News for Catholic Physicians:  ‘Transgender mandate’ struck down by federal court

Good News for Catholic Physicians: ‘Transgender mandate’ struck down by federal court

CNA—A federal judge struck down the so-called “transgender mandate” on Tuesday, vacating an Obama-era requirement that doctors perform gender-transition surgeries upon request. Judge Reed O’Connor of the North District of Texas—who had issued a preliminary injunction on the transgender mandate at the end of 2016—struck down the mandate Oct. 15 in the case of Franciscan Alliance…

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.”…

Tax credits: U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Montana school choice case

Tax credits: U.S. Supreme Court agrees to hear Montana school choice case

CNA—The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case addressing the question of whether states can deny tax credit programs to parents and children who choose religious private schools. “States cannot base laws on hostility to religion. Likewise, no provision of Montana’s constitution can enshrine hostility to religion into state law. We commend the…

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…

The Court and the Cross

The Court and the Cross

Two years after his death, the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is missed for many reasons, not least among them his colorful writing style. In one notable opinion, Scalia said this: “Like some ghoul in a late night horror movie that repeatedly sits up in its grave and shuffles abroad, after being repeatedly killed…

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…