Views of a new Catholic in an old world on the joy and inexhaustible meaning found in the Faith
In a 5 to 4 decision, the Supreme Court has ruled that closely held corporations cannot be forced to provide contraception coverage, or be required to do anything else that may violate the religious beliefs of the owners, shareholders, or employees. Keep in mind that Hobby Lobby does provide contraception coverage for their employees, just not via the abortifacient methods that they said violated their conscience for religious reasons. [Read more...]
As everyone waits to see how the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the Hobby Lobby case, the U.S. Sixth Circuit handed an unfavorable decision yesterday.
LANSING — A federal appeals court has denied the Michigan Catholic Conference’s request for a preliminary injunction to exempt Catholic charities from the contraception mandate of the Affordable Care Act. [Read more...]
Over at the SCOTUS Blog, Lyle Denniston called it “one hearing, two dramas.”
The Supreme Court, in a one-hour, twenty-eight-minute session Tuesday, staged something like a two-act play on a revolving stage: first the liberals had their chance and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy gave them some help, and then the scene shifted entirely, and the conservatives had their chance — and, again, Kennedy provided them with some support. [Read more...]
Which we should be hearing about sometime tomorrow, when the oral arguments are delivered. Infographic courtesy of the hard working folks of The Becket Fund For Religious Liberty.
Say a little prayer for a just, constitutional, result.
It’s temporary, so look for the Administration to raise this ship from the bottom again. The Los Angeles Times reports, [Read more...]
Yesterday, longtime US News & World Report columnist Jamie Stiehm posted an anti-Catholic screed regarding the controversy stirred up by Justice Sotomayor’s stay protecting the Little Sisters of the Poor from the dictates of the HHS Mandate.
Today, in what I reckon is a move to not show favoritism towards Ms. Stiehm’s skewed viewpoint, they have given Sister Mary Ann Walsh, Director of Media Relations at the USCCB, a forum as well. [Read more...]
The Associated Press shared the news a few minutes ago.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has put same-sex marriages on hold in Utah, at least while a federal appeals court more fully considers the issue. [Read more...]
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...]
Take a look, [Read more...]