Alabama Senate Finds a Work-Around to Avoid Same-Sex Marriage

By Carloxito (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In the Bible Belt state of Alabama, folks don't take too kindly to the idea of same-sex marriage. Over the weekend, demonstrators rallied in support of traditional marriage between one man and one woman. And now, the state may stop issuing marriage licenses to anyone.That's because this week, in anticipation of a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage, the Alabama Senate voted 22-3 to eliminate marriage licenses altogether. If Alabama's SB377, which has now gone t … [Read more...]

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...]

Miami Archbishop to Staff: Support Same-Sex Marriage, Lose Your Job

Letter from Bishop Wenski

Archbishop Thomas Wenski, archbishop of Miami, has warned archdiocesan employees that any action in support of Florida's now-legal same-sex marriage could cost them their jobs. "Because of the Church’s particular function in society," the archbishop wrote, "certain conduct, inconsistent with the teachings of the Catholic Church, could lead to disciplinary action, including termination, even if it occurs outside the normal working day and outside the strict confines of work performed by the e … [Read more...]