Tag: Supreme Court

Divided court examines if religious schools exempt from discrimination laws

Divided court examines if religious schools exempt from discrimination laws

| Carol Zimmermann | May 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

In oral arguments May 11, the Supreme Court examined, and seemed divided about, laws governing church and state in its look at two California Catholic schoolteacher firings where the teachers claimed they had been victims of job discrimination.

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Catholic schools, Little Sisters among Supreme Court’s postponed cases

Catholic schools, Little Sisters among Supreme Court’s postponed cases

| Carol Zimmermann | April 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court, much like the rest of the country, is putting some of its work on hold amid the restrictions of the COVID-19 health crisis.

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Pro-lifers hopeful for outcome of court’s first abortion case in four years

Pro-lifers hopeful for outcome of court’s first abortion case in four years

| Kurt Jensen | March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

Optimism among pro-lifers ran high March 3 for a successful outcome to the first abortion case heard by the Supreme Court in four years.

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Catholic agencies disappointed by court’s order limiting immigrant aid

Catholic agencies disappointed by court’s order limiting immigrant aid

| Carol Zimmermann | January 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Catholic Charities USA and the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, known as CLINIC, expressed disappointment with the Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 order allowing the Trump administration to go forward with a new rule meant to limit immigrants’ use of government benefit programs.

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U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman asks Catholics to serve mothers in need

U.S. bishops’ pro-life chairman asks Catholics to serve mothers in need

| January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

In marking the “sorrowful anniversary” Jan. 22 of the Supreme Court’s ruling legalizing abortion nationwide, the chairman of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee said the Catholic Church’s pastoral response to all mothers in need “will soon intensify.”

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Supreme Court to reexamine contraceptive mandate for religious employers

Supreme Court to reexamine contraceptive mandate for religious employers

| Carol Zimmermann | January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor are once again going to the Supreme Court.

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El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

El Paso bishop calls out racism but urges accused shooter’s life be spared

| Rhina Guidos | October 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

It’s a pastoral letter that pulls no punches, goes far into the past and continues up to the recent present of racism at the U.S.-Mexico border.

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Journalist talks about reconciling faith and career of covering executions

Journalist talks about reconciling faith and career of covering executions

| Jo Ann Zuniga | October 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Michael Graczyk, a parishioner at a Catholic church in Montgomery County, Texas, has personally witnessed more than 400 executions of Texas inmates in death penalty cases in his career as a journalist.

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Bishops urge U.S. Supreme Court not to redefine ‘sex’ in civil rights law

Bishops urge U.S. Supreme Court not to redefine ‘sex’ in civil rights law

| Julie Asher | October 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The chairmen of three U.S. bishops’ committees have urged the U.S. Supreme Court not to redefine “sex” in civil rights law, arguing this would change the definition of “a fundamental element of humanity that is the basis of the family and would threaten religious liberty.”

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Supreme Court agrees to take up Louisiana abortion case this term

Supreme Court agrees to take up Louisiana abortion case this term

| Carol Zimmermann | October 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court announced Oct. 4, just three days before it begins its new term, that it will add an abortion case to its docket.

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Court urged to hear Louisiana, Indiana abortion cases and overturn Roe

Court urged to hear Louisiana, Indiana abortion cases and overturn Roe

| October 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

A group of national pro-life leaders gather outside the Supreme Court Oct. 2 to release a petition bearing 250,000 signatures that calls on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its 1973 Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions.

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Religious liberty, discrimination and DACA highlight court’s new term

Religious liberty, discrimination and DACA highlight court’s new term

| Carol Zimmermann | September 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

The upcoming Supreme Court term — which starts Oct. 7 — will offer plenty of cases that Catholics will be paying close attention to including: the status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a number of religious liberty cases including a school-choice program in Montana and workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender.

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