Church Vs. State: Six Court Cases To Watch

The year 2015 has begun with some high-profile legal cases pitting the Church against the State.  The following six cases will impact Church/State relations, and should be of particular interest to concerned Catholics. 1.  CONESTOGA WOOD SPECIALTIES On Friday, January 23, the Obama Administration was required to pay $570,000 to cover attorney fees for Conestoga Wood Specialties, costs incurred in its federal lawsuit challenging the Obama administration abortion-pill mandate. The mandate forces … [Read more...]

EWTN Gets Its Day in Court

February 4, 2015.  Mark your calendar.  That's the day when oral arguments will be heard in the Eternal Word Television Network's case against the HHS Mandate.The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which is defending EWTN in the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, in its media advisory called EWTN "a Catholic network whose sole purpose is to spread the word of God," and noted that EWTN must fight for the right to remain faithful to the very religious message it advances.If they were to lose, E … [Read more...]

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS! Lone Star State Protects Its Christian Heritage With the “Merry Christmas” Law

One afternoon in December 2012, Texas State Representative Dwayne Bohac (R-Houston) picked up his first-grade son from school and asked him how his day went. "He told me," Rep. Bohac said, "that his class had decorated their holiday tree with holiday ornaments. When I asked what a holiday tree was, he told me it was the same as a Christmas tree. After inquiring with school officials as to why the term ‘Holiday Tree’ was being used, it became apparent that the school was fearful of liti … [Read more...]


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