Now Calif. and Pennsylvania go after Little Sisters of the Poor

Becket Fund defending nuns

The following comes from a Jan. 10 story from Catholic News Agency. The Little Sisters of the Poor are back in court this week, as two states are challenging their religious exemption from the HHS contraception mandate. Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra have each filed lawsuits saying that the sisters should not … [Read more...]

Atheist group says religion is superstition, now wants its members to be chaplains

Navy Fights to preserve chaplaincy’s religious identity

The following is a June 18 Beckett Fund press release by Melinda Skea: Washington, D.C. – Moments ago, a Virginia district court heard arguments regarding the Navy’s decision not to admit secular atheists into its religious chaplaincy. The Humanist Society and its parent organization, the American Humanist Association, wage an aggressive anti-religion campaign arguing that … [Read more...]

Ave Maria gets reprieve

District court says HHS new regs not enough

The following comes from an Oct. 29 story on the website of the Catholic News Agency. A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds. “After dozens of court rulings, the government still doesn't seem to get that it can't force faith … [Read more...]