Tag Archives: SCOTUS

ALL Supreme Court Decision discussion HERE – POLL OPEN

POLL BELOW It seems that, in some convoluted way, Obamacare was somewhat upheld by the Supreme Court. That means that the law under which the the Obama Administration’s “HHS mandate” is still a threat to our religious liberty. Here is … Continue reading

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The Final Frontier of the Civil Rights Movement

One of the greatest victories of feminists and left – including their catholic dupes and water-carriers – was to divorce the issue abortion from civil rights (and in the context of the Church, social justice) and twist it instead into … Continue reading

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Fordham Feminist: You will be assimilated!

Please use the sharing buttons!  Thanks! It is almost as if Jesuit-run entities, such as universities and magazines, were at war with the US Bishops. I picked this up from the Cardinal Newman Society which keeps an eye on what’s going … Continue reading

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Pres. Obama’s problematic proclamation for National Day of Prayer (3 May)

In the wake of Pres. Obama’s direct attacks on the 1st Amendment both in its religious liberty clause and freedom of speech clause, in the wake of the Pres. Obama’s bungling of the Chen Guangcheng Affair, I read this on CNA: … Continue reading

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“If it wasn’t for health care…”

The nice UPS gal swooped in with a review DVD from First Run Films about the late Archbishop Oscar Romero.  I’ll probably watch it tonight. In our brief chat, I mentioned how impressed I was that UPS and FedEx can move … Continue reading

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SCOTUS unanimous decision upholding religious liberty, “ministerial exception”

My mind returns to the moment in Pres. Obama’s State of the Union Address when he chose to scold the Justices of the Supreme Court of the United States, while they sat and, from decorum and custom, could do nothing … Continue reading

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Fr. Z about, and to, Mr. Gingrich. Implantation? Not conception?

How many times have we heard that presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is smart? I would pay money to watch a debate between Mr. Gingrich and Pres. Obama. People can convert, grow, change, mature, etc. … Continue reading

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Ominous signs: religious liberty and our Catholic identity

“Secularizing trends, including the expropriation of Church goods and the elimination of privileges, frequently lead to “a profound liberation of the Church from forms of worldliness.” – Benedict XVI in Freiburg, Germany. For years I have been harping on a … Continue reading

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Chilling: SCOTUS hears case touching on right of Churches to self-determination, “ministerial exception”, discrimination

From CWN: In argument before the Supreme Court on an anti-discrimination case, the solicitor general—representing the Obama administration—said that the government would uphold the right of the Catholic Church to preserve an all-male priesthood, [NB:] but only “because the balance … Continue reading

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TOWNHALL: Will Obama Destroy Franciscan University of Steubenville?

This is an excellent piece from Townhall. Will Obama Destroy Franciscan University of Steubenville? Ken Blackwell Columnist, Townhall.com Daniel Webster was the most famous lawyer of his day. In 1819, the “Godlike Daniel” stood before the U.S. Supreme Court and … Continue reading

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NCFishwrap getting it wrong about abortion and capital punishment.

Over at the National catholic Fishwrap, Jamie Manson has flung herself headlong into another error. I won’t torment you with a fisking of the whole article.  Suffice it to say that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is said to have … Continue reading

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The slippery slope: from decriminalization to social acceptance

From First Things: The Present State of Our Polygamous Future Jul 20, 2011 Joe Carter In an interview on the science in science fiction, novelist William Gibson noted, “[T]he future is already here. It’s just not evenly distributed yet.” What … Continue reading

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Students ordered not to pray near Supreme Court

From FoxNews: Students Ordered to Stop Praying Outside Supreme Court Building By Todd Starnes Published July 15, 2010 A group of Christian students was ordered to stop praying outside the U.S. Supreme Court building on May 5 because a court … Continue reading

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SCOTUS scourings

The other day I posted this: Supreme Court about priests as Vatican employees – sky not yet falling Now, via Fr. Finigan, I found an entry on Religion Law Blog about the same question, offering analysis. Doe v Holy See … Continue reading

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Supreme Court about priests as Vatican employees – sky not yet falling

My email inbox suggests to me that there is a lot of anxiety out there about recent news that the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) turned down an appeal by the Holy See against a lower court ruling that U.S. Catholic … Continue reading

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