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

Supreme Court allows Trump restrictions on transgenders in military

The following comes from a Jan 22 story in the Washington Post. The Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed President Trump’s broad restrictions on transgender people serving in the military to go into effect while the legal battle continues in lower

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2019-01-22T13:34:55-08:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Homosexuality and transgender issues|Tags: , , |4 Comments

U.S. bishops announce novena ahead of Supreme Court confirmation battle

A Novena for the Legal Protection of Human Life is being led by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Catholics are being encouraged to take part ahead of the Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the

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2018-07-30T11:37:18-08:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: California Diocese News|Tags: , , , |7 Comments

Cardinal DiNardo: Roe v. Wade shouldn’t be used as litmus test for Supreme Court nominees

The U.S. Senate should not use a nominee’s stance on Roe v. Wade as a litmus test on suitability for appointment to the Supreme Court, the president of the nation’s bishops’ conference has said. “By any measure, support for Roe is an impoverished standard

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Pro-lifers express hope after Justice Kennedy’s retirement from Supreme Court

The retirement announcement of Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has led pro-life advocates to voice hope that his successor could help overturn Roe v. Wade in coming years. Kennedy submitted his formal resignation on Wednesday, in a letter to President Donald Trump.

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2018-06-28T11:12:38-08:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Abortion and pro-life issues|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Supreme Court sides with crisis pregnancy centers

The Supreme Court said Tuesday that pregnancy centers established to persuade women to continue their pregnancies do not have to tell their clients about the availability of state-offered services, including abortion. The court’s conservatives said a California law likely violates

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Landmark ruling for freedom of conscience cases

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of a Colorado baker who declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012. The 7-2 decision in Masterpiece Cakeshop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission could be a

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Supreme Court won’t hear appeal of Daleiden gag order

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a bid by anti-abortion activists to win the release of videos they surreptitiously recorded at meetings of abortion providers. The justices declined to take up appeals by the abortion opponents and left in

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