Another pro-life law introduced in Congress

Citing California and New York as examples, bill's sponsor in the House says law needed to protect healthcare professionals who object to abortion

A bill that would protect health care providers’ freedom to opt-out of abortion mandates they find objectionable has once again been introduced in Congress. “This bill is needed to give health care providers the right to provide medical care without violating their deeply held beliefs,” Sen. James Lankford, sponsor of the bill in the Senate, stated on Friday. The Conscience … [Read more...]

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California bans state-funded travel to Kansas

A 2016 Kansas law enables religious groups on college campuses to require their members to adhere to their religious beliefs, which California says discriminates against LGBT people

California has banned state-funded travel to Kansas after determining that the Sunflower State is one of four in the nation with laws that it views as discriminatory toward gay people. The policy could prevent public universities in California from scheduling sporting events with Kansas teams and raises the question of whether teams will travel to Wichita in 2018, when the … [Read more...]

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Senate Republicans drop religious freedom amendment

Democrats threatened to hold up the $618.7 defense authorizations bill unless the amendment was removed

The following comes from a December 5 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: Senate Republicans agreed to remove a religious liberty amendment from a defense bill earlier this week, after a fierce campaign was waged against it by secular groups. “The leadership of the 115th Congress must double down against, not concede to, ridiculous, fact-free accusations meant to … [Read more...]

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Court ok’s state restrictions on counseling, pastors

The following comes from an August 23 Pacific Justice Institute news release: San Francisco, CA—A federal court of appeals this morning upheld restrictions on what some pastors can say to minors struggling with their sexuality and gender. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco again upheld California’s controversial Senate Bill 1172.  SB 1172 … [Read more...]

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Discipleship has a price

Archbishop Gomez on true freedom

The following comes from a July 6 Catholic News Agency article: As church leaders rallied U.S. Catholics to defend their faith against an increasingly antagonistic society and government, the relics of Blessed Oscar Romero and St. Junipero Serra made an appearance at the Los Angeles cathedral. “We are living in challenging times. Our society and our culture are becoming … [Read more...]

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Who is responsible for the Loyola Marymount and Santa Clara faculties?

Catholic institutions cleared the path for the latest assault on religious freedom

                The following comes from a June 24 story by Phil Lawler on catholicculture.org. As a result of the latest federal ruling against religious freedom—and pending the result of what seems an inevitable court challenge— Catholic churches in California are now required to provide abortion coverage in … [Read more...]

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San Francisco mayor bans city workers from traveling to North Carolina

Ed Lee says the law 'turns back the clock on protecting the rights of all Americans including lgbt individuals'

The following comes from a March 26 Fox News article: San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement Friday he doesn’t want any city workers to travel to North Carolina unless necessary in wake of its legislation which blocks anti-discrimination for gay, lesbian and transgender people. “Effective immediately, I am directing City Departments under my authority to bar any … [Read more...]

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