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Church and state

Minnesota woman stands in front of Supreme Court building during March for Life in Washington
By Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. House June 18 passed the Pain Capable Unborn Protection Act to prohibit abortion nationwide after 20 weeks of gestation, approximately the stage at which scientists say unborn babies are capable of feeling pain. After heated debate on the floor of the

Preserve Religious Freedom
By Steve Trosley The Catholic Telegraph  A refreshingly open and candid conversation about the HHS Mandate of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 has brought Ohio’s mainstream congregations into solidarity with their Catholic brothers and sisters.

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service  WARSAW, Poland (CNS) — A Czech cardinal welcomed final court approval of government plans to pay billions of dollars to churches in compensation for their losses under communist rule. On June 3, the Constitutional Court cleared the way for the implementation of a 2012

Staff Report A jury has awarded former Catholic school teacher Christa Dias $171,000 in damages, ruling that the Archdiocese of Cincinnati violated anti-discrimination laws when it fired her after she became pregnant via artificial insemination in 2010. According to the Associated Press, the damages “included $51,000 for back pay, $20,000

PRIEST BLESSES NEW YORK CITY POLICE OFFICER'S HORSE
By John Stegeman The Catholic Telegraph  In the moments after two bombs detonated at the Boston Marathon, priests from a nearby Catholic church gathered their sacramental oils and headed to the scene to anoint the injured. When they arrived, the Wall Street Journal reported last month, they were denied access

By Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON (CNS) — An April 5 decision by a New York federal judge to lift age limits on purchases of over-the-counter emergency contraceptives should be “appealed and overturned,” according to an official of the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops. “No public health consideration justifies the unregulated

People demonstrate outside Supreme Court building as justices hear arguments in case against California's same-sex marriage ban
By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — The legal question of the constitutionality of California’s law banning same-sex marriage may take a back seat to consideration of whether the time is “ripe” for a national-level ruling, suggested the Supreme Court justices’ questioning in the first of two major

People walk near U.S. Capitol in Washington
By Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — New proposed regulations governing the contraceptive mandate under the Affordable Care Act continue to violate basic principles of religious freedom, said the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. In comments filed March 20 with the Department of Health and Human Services, the USCCB raised