Posts Tagged:Catholic

Catholic leaders decry federal judge’s ruling on lethal injections

Catholic leaders expressed disappointment with a June 6 ruling by a federal judge in Oklahoma calling the state’s three-drug lethal injection method constitutional. The ruling enables the state to move ahead with executions for more than two dozen death-row inmates who were plaintiffs in a case arguing against the lethal injection drugs and requesting another…Read More

NJ bishops express ‘outrage’ over plan to mandate insurance coverage for abortion

New Jersey’s Catholic bishops on Thursday expressed their disappointment with a proposal by Governor Phil Murphy to expand abortion access in the state, which already recognizes abortion as a constitutional right. “The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our disappointment and outrage over Governor Murphy’s announcement regarding proposed legislation to expand access to abortion…Read More

Catholic leaders react to new state-level abortion legislation

Catholics leaders in Colorado and Oklahoma reacted with dismay and praise for their state legislatures earlier this week as the former enshrined the right to abortion into state law, and the latter passed a near-total abortion ban. Colorado and Oklahoma are the latest states to enact either pro-life or pro-abortion laws while the future of…Read More

“Op-Ed: Don’t Say Catholic”

The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review whether the Wisconsin Superintendent of Public Instruction violated the First Amendment when he withheld transportation benefits from an independent Catholic school unless it agreed not to call itself “Catholic.” Who was the state superintendent who violated state law at…Read More

Catholics Urged to Contact Florida Lawmakers To Ban Abortions

Florida lawmakers have proposed two bills that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks. “[State] Rep. Erin Grall (R–Indian River & St. Lucie Counties) and state Senator Kelli Stargel (R–Lake & Polk Counties) simultaneously filed bills that will effectively outlaw the vast majority of abortions that take place here in Florida after 15 weeks gestation,”…Read More

Frustrated by Chicago Public Schools’ union battles, growing number of weary parents enroll kids in city’s Catholic schools

After enduring the hardships of Chicago Public Schools’ teachers strike in 2019, a delayed reopening of schools during the COVID-19 pandemic and a seemingly endless stretch of remote learning, Pilsen resident Christina Castro decided last fall to transfer her three children to Catholic schools. “The public school system was already so unpredictable, and once we…Read More

Abortion, religious liberty, vaccine cases top Supreme Court’s busy 2021

This past year was busy for the nation’s high court, particularly with issues of interest to Catholics regarding abortion, religious liberty, COVID-19 vaccine mandates and the death penalty. This fall, all eyes were particularly on the court with its two cases looking at abortion laws in Texas and Mississippi. After hearing oral arguments in November,…Read More

Nuns and Catholic hospitals head to court over HHS transgender mandate

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to hear arguments Wednesday over whether a Health and Human Services mandate can force religious-based hospitals to perform sex-reassignment procedures that could cause “harm” to patients, plaintiffs say. Earlier this year, President Joe Biden’s administration restored federal protections for gay and transgender people, allowing them to sue…Read More

Justice Clarence Thomas credits Catholic nuns’ anti-racist example

Catholic nuns and his grandparents’ example helped instill in Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas the belief that all people were children of God and that the racist flaws of American society were a betrayal of its best promises, he said in a lecture Thursday. “My nuns and my grandparents lived out their sacred vocation in…Read More