Supreme Court upholds religious freedom for Hobby Lobby

Washington D.C., Jun 30, 2014 / 08:17 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby and similar employers cannot be forced to comply with the federal contraception mandate against their religious beliefs. In a 5-4 decision, the court ruled that the federal government had failed to prove that the mandate was the least restrictive means of advancing its goal of providing free birth control to women. The court said that the mandate cannot be applied to … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Ultimate freedom means choosing the good, bishop says

Lincoln, Neb., Jun 29, 2014 / 04:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop James Conley joined other religious leaders in Lincoln, Neb. for a prayer service for religious liberty, reminding those present that choosing goodness is what constitutes ultimate freedom. “We are set free by Christ so that we can love as God loves,” the bishop said June 27. “Freedom is the responsibility to choose goodness over profit, or comfort, or consequence. As the letter of St. James says, freedom is … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Boulder defies Colo. law with ‘gay marriage’ licenses

Boulder, Colo., Jun 28, 2014 / 06:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal court’s ruling against Utah’s marriage amendment has triggered a controversy in Colorado, where the Boulder County Clerk’s office has begun to give invalid marriage licenses to same-sex couples. “Colorado’s constitutional prohibition on same-sex marriages remains in effect,” Colorado Attorney General John Suthers said June 25. “Any marriage licenses issued to same-sex couples in … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

EWTN files for emergency mandate relief with Supreme Court

Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2014 / 05:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has filed a motion for emergency relief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for an injunction to bar enforcement of the federal contraception mandate. Michael Warsaw, chairman and CEO of EWTN, explained that the network has already requested this protection with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, “but that court has yet to respond to our petition.”   Without an injunction offering … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Archbishop: Mandate ruling threatens Philly’s vulnerable

Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 27, 2014 / 05:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that he is “deeply disappointed” that a district judge has denied the archdiocese an initial injunction against the federal contraception mandate. “Archdiocesan charities daily assist the homeless, the elderly, immigrants, the disabled, the developmentally delayed and many other segments of our population that are vulnerable,” Archbishop Chaput … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Bishop cites teaching of Popes in push to protect migrant kids

Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2014 / 11:43 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, invoked the social teaching of multiple popes in a plea for Congress to address the “humanitarian crisis” of unaccompanied child migrants to the U.S. “The Catholic Church’s work in assisting unaccompanied migrant children stems from the belief that every person is created in God’s image,” the bishop stated in his June 25 testimony before the House Judiciary … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK

Major FBI bust highlights problem of human trafficking

Washington D.C., Jun 27, 2014 / 04:49 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The arrest of nearly 300 suspected pimps and rescue of 168 children in a national bust of child sex trafficking rings across the country has drawn attention to the problem of modern slavery. “These are not children living in some faraway place, far from everyday life,” said FBI director James B. Comey during a June 23 press conference in Washington, D.C. “These are our kids. On our street corners. Our truck stops. … [Read more...]

Like Patheos Catholic on Facebook!

Patheos Catholic LogoCLICK HERE TO "LIKE" PATHEOS CATHOLIC ON FACEBOOK


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X