SCOTUS Will Hear Arguments On The HHS Mandate’s Impact On Hobby Lobby

As expected, Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood, and other businesses contesting the HHS Mandate, will have their day in the highest court in the land.

Robert Barnes of the Washington Post reports, [Read more...]

Remember All The “Premature” HHS Mandate Lawsuits? They’re Mature Now…

I reckon they were in the incubator long enough, because they can head to court once again. Remember when Belmont Abbey College tried to sue the HHS Department back in February, 2012? By summer, two lower courts had dismissed the Colleges’ case as  being premature. But now, the time is right. [Read more...]

Chalk Up A Victory Against The HHS Mandate UPDATED

D.C. Circuit Court

The opinion for the plaintiffs, Francis and Philip Gilardi, reverses a denial of a prelimary injunction against the HHS mandate handed down by a district court. The decision comes by way of the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. The plaintiffs are the owners of Freshway Foods.

Below is a snippet of the majority’s opinion. [Read more...]

In The News: Alabama Joins EWTN In Suit Against The HHS Mandate, and Benghazi-Gate Gets New Life…

As the HHS takes it on the chin for the failures in allowing folks to sign up for Obamacare, another blow is landed on them. [Read more...]

Let’s Hear It For The Little Guy! The Monks Can Make, And Sell, Caskets Freely

I’ve already informed my wife that I wish to be buried in cypress…

I remember learning of this fight a few years back. Would you believe the funeral industry in Louisiana pushed against the little monks of St. Joseph Abbey all the way to the United States Supreme Court? Details below. [Read more...]

The Obama Administration Appeals Hobby Lobby Case to the Supreme Court

Coming soon to a docket at the SCOTUS? We’ll know in a few weeks. The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty announced the news yesterday, but it got eclipsed for some reason.

Take a look, [Read more...]

“That our own government is knowingly displaying such a lack of tolerance for faithful Christians is outrageous”

Still at it, I see…

So says attorney Erin Mersino. I agree. I’d also agree if our government displayed a lack of tolerance for the teachings of  faithful Jews, Muslims, Quakers, Mormons, Hindus, et al, too.

So a couple of lawyers are throwing another log on the HHS Mandate lawsuit bonfire. Catholic News Service has the skinny, [Read more...]

Diocese of Pittsburgh Sues HHS Over Question of Influence of Lobbyists UPDATED

Image credit: Jeff Martin for The Washington Post

Remember back when the scandals were erupting from the grounds surrounding the IRS, the spying on the Associated Press, and the revelations learned from the Benghazi hearings?

Yes, seems like it was a quiet time, doesn’t it? A halcyon time before the veil was lifted on the abrogation of the 4th Amendment and the fact that your privacy is now not your own. [Read more...]

Two Companies Challenging the HHS Mandate Seek Orders Barring Enforcement

Late last year, Korte & Luitjohan Contractors, Inc. was awarded a preliminary injunction from enforcement of the HHS Mandate by a panel of three judges. Similarly, at the end of January, Grote Industries also received temporary injunctive relief from the mandate.

Today, both companies face appeals courts again. Andrew Harris of Bloomberg reports, [Read more...]

Jesuits “Lied for Jesus” About This Priest For 40 Years…UPDATED

Defrocked Jesuit priest Donald McGuire leaves the Dirksen Courthouse in Chicago after a hearing in 2007. (Zbigniew Bzdak, Chicago Tribune / November 9, 2007)

As you might guess, this turns out badly.

It’s timely that I posted something earlier  about the sexual abuse scandals, whistleblowers, and how lying about them for Jesus has damaged the Church. And when I say Church, I mean the present, and future, faithful. Not the buildings, or the hierarchy. I mean the full Body of Christ in the world.

Manya Brachear of the Chicago Tribune has the scoop on how the headline above came to be from a story that hit the wires just a little while ago. [Read more...]


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