A positive sign?

Supreme Court puts off decision on whether to hear appeal of California's pro-life pregnancy centers over state requirement they refer for and advertise abortion services

Will California’s 200 pro-life pregnancy centers and medical clinics be forced by the state to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions on their own dime? The answer will have to wait until at least Sept. 25, after the U.S. Supreme Court held off on taking a statewide challenge in Thursday’s round of petition reviews. Leaders throughout the state say they’re optimistic about their … [Read more...]

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Supreme court exempts church-affiliated hospitals from pension law

California-based Dignity Health, which operates both Catholic and non-Catholic hospitals, among three hospital systems that had been sued by employees

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that church-affiliated hospital systems do not have to comply with a federal law governing employee pensions, overturning lower court decisions that could have cost the hospitals billions of dollars. The court ruled 8-0 that church-affiliated organizations are exempt from the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, a 1974 law that forces … [Read more...]

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San Francisco Plans Marriage Chain- April 30

Signs provided - see below

  The following was sent via email to Cal Catholic last week from this website.   Modeled after the national life-chain movement, a San Francisco marriage leader, Ted Kirk, has organized the first educational Marriage Truth Chain in the nation for Sunday, April 30. "Many people are discouraged because of the Supreme Court decision. I hear about marriage … [Read more...]

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A lot more than pensions at stake in case before Supreme Court

Could determine whether religious orders are considered part of the Church under the law

A Supreme Court case about pension plans of religious hospitals could decide something much bigger – whether religious groups are legally part of churches. “There’s really a big problem if you decide ‘church’ is sort of narrowly ‘worship’,” said Eric Rassbach, deputy general counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. “That’s really something that a church should be … [Read more...]

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The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

Christians of a traditionalist bent believed that liberals not only reduce their deeply held beliefs to bigotry, but want to run them out of their jobs, close down their stores and undermine their institutions

The following comes from a December 7 Washington Post opinion piece by David Bernstein: The presidential election was so close that many factors were “but-for” causes of Donald Trump’s victory. One that’s been mostly overlooked is Trump’s surprising success with religious voters. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and … [Read more...]

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One of these 21 men and women will be Trump’s first Supreme Court pick

During a recent interview with Sean Hannity, Trump announced he’s narrowed his original list of 21 people to “probably three or four"

The following comes from a December 1 Daily Signal article by Fred Lucas: President-elect Donald Trump is that rare president who will nominate a Supreme Court justice almost immediately after taking office. Trump is expected to act quickly to fill the seat of Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. During a Thursday interview with Sean Hannity, Trump announced he’s … [Read more...]

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Divided Supreme Court hears Little Sisters’ case

After Scalia's death, case for religious freedom heard before 8-justice Supreme Court

The following comes from a March 23 Catholic News Agency article by Matt Hadro: The case Zubik v. Burwell is a combination of seven cases before the Supreme Court against the “accommodation” offered to religious non-profits by the Obama administration regarding its federal contraception mandate. Plaintiffs include the Little Sisters of the Poor, the Archdiocese of … [Read more...]

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