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

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…]

Preliminary Injunction Granted to Seneca Hardwood Lumber Company from the HHS Mandate Rules

Back on April 19th, a family owned lumber company in Pennsylvania received some good news in their fight to not be forced to divorce their consciences from their actions. Courthouse News Service has the story. [Read more…]

Hobby Lobby Granted Appeal of Previous Decision. Full Court Will Consider Halting HHS Mandate Enforcement Against the Firm

What would Good Friday be like without a little HHS Mandate news? The timing may be purely coincidental, but still, it’s a hopeful development. Jeff Glasser of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty shares the news with us. [Read more…]

Meanwhile, Back in the USA, the HHS Mandate Fight Continues…

What the HHS Mandate game is like…

It’s kind of hard to tear ourselves away from all of the historic goings-on in Vatican City. But just as the angels asked folks why they were standing around looking up at the sky after Jesus ascended into heaven, so too must we get back to the task of fighting for our freedom to follow the teachings of His Church. [Read more…]

Cardinal Mahony? Before You Head to Rome, We’d Like to Ask You A Few Questions

Image Source: Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times

Harriet Adams of the Los Angeles Times notes that,

Judge clears way for Mahony deposition in sex abuse case

Before Cardinal Roger Mahony boards a plane for Rome to help elect the next pope, he will be questioned under oath about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases. [Read more…]

Colorado Catholic Hospital: It Was Morally Wrong to Cite the Wrongful Death Act in Stodgill Lawsuit

As January was winding to a close, news came out that attorneys for St. Thomas More Hospital in Cañon City, CO had cited the fact that Colorado Law didn’t recognize the unborn as persons. This caused quite a brouhaha, as many of you will recall. Today, the hospital acknowledged that this tactic was a mistake, and one that will not be repeated in the future. [Read more…]