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The Supreme Court’s June 30 ruling that certain businesses, based on their religious objections, can be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in their employee health insurance coverage means “justice has prevailed,” said two U.S. archbishops.
On Oct. 24, 1963 — a little more than eight months before President Lyndon Johnson signed the landmark Civil Rights Act into law — Bishop Robert E. Tracy of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, urged the Second Vatican Council to take a tough line against racism. Speaking for the American bishops, he said doing that would “greatly help the bishops to teach their people.”
Scared, tired and hungry, immigrants, mostly mothers with their children, have been arriving at the McAllen and Brownsville bus stations at odd hours.
Most hope to travel farther to connect with waiting family members.
Pope Francis expressed his participation in the “unspeakable suffering” of the families of three kidnapped Israeli teens whose bodies were found June 30 in Hebron, West Bank.
In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
In a June 26 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics — meant to keep demonstrators away — violates First Amendment rights.
The fall of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, to Islamist militants in early June sent half a million residents scurrying for safety. But Christians from the city say they were targeted long before Iraqi security forces abandoned the major political and economic hub.
Pope Francis said the world economic system inevitably promotes military conflict as a way to enrich the most powerful nations.
Archbishop Robert Carlson said June 13 he wanted to “set the record straight” and “respond to certain misconceptions” about a deposition he gave in a lawsuit involving alleged abuse by a Minnesota priest some 35 years ago.
Marriage is — “and can only ever be” — a relationship “solely between one man and one woman, regardless of the decision of a judge or any vote,” said Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison.