Calif.’s Michael Newdow loses ‘In God We Trust’ fight at Supreme Court

On Monday, June 10, the court rejected without comment the challenge from activist Michael Newdow, who claimed that the inscription “In God We Trust” on currency was a government endorsement of religion and a violation of the First Amendment, Fox

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2019-06-12T16:00:01-08:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , |2 Comments

The Catholic year from hell

The following comes from a Dec. 28 story posted by CNN. A prominent cardinal resigned in disgrace. Grand jurors accused hundreds of Catholic clerics of secretly abusing children. A former Vatican ambassador urged the Pope himself to step down. It

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Supreme Court rejects appeal from states seeking to defund Planned Parenthood

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women’s healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump’s appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices

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Dismissal of charges sought in baby-parts videos case

Life Legal Defense Foundation has filed a motion to dismiss all racketeering, conspiracy, and fraud claims in Planned Parenthood v. Center for Medical Progress (CMP). Planned Parenthood sued CMP and its board of directors shortly after CMP released a series of videos

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Average compensation for Planned Parenthood executives is $255,523 a year

A recent STOPP report documented the following: •The average compensation for a CEO at a Planned Parenthood affiliate rose from $237,999 in 2015 to $255,523 in 2017 (a 7.4 percent increase). •The total compensation paid to all affiliate CEOs increased from

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2018-12-11T15:00:25-08:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Social issues, U.S.|Tags: , |8 Comments

Two California bishops elected to head USCCB committees

On Wednesday morning, the U.S. bishops voted on a slate of positions and committee chairs for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  The bishops elected Bishop Michael Barber of Oakland to serve as chairman of the Committee on Catholic

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2019-01-07T11:27:42-08:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: U.S.|Tags: , , |2 Comments