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CNA Staff, Nov 26, 2020 / 01:23 pm MT (CNA).- The Supreme Court said Wednesday night that NY state restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic are a violation of the First Amendment’s protection of free religious exercise. After the ruling the Bishop of Brooklyn, whose diocese was a plaintiff in the

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 21, 2020 / 04:37 pm MT (CNA).- With nearly all U.S. House and Senate races decided, Congress will be sharply divided the next two years—possibly undermining the viability of extreme pro-abortion policies. A Senate majority will hinge upon two Jan. 5 runoff elections

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 13, 2020 / 11:30 am MT (CNA).- Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has spoken of his concern that religious liberty is under threat in the United States. The justice spoke out on Thursday about a range of issues which, he said, were challenging

CNA Staff, Nov 4, 2020 / 12:35 pm MT (CNA).- On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a Pennsylvania adoption case, as senior U.S. bishops warned of the case’s potential consequences for religious freedom and the role of Catholic welfare agencies in American public life. Fulton v. City

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 26, 2020 / 06:08 pm MT (CNA).- This story has been updated. The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. Barrett was sworn in as a Supreme Court Justice in a White House ceremony shortly after

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 15, 2020 / 09:30 am MT (CNA).- Over 600 students and alumni of Notre Dame Law School have signed a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court. “We are convinced that Judge

by Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Oct 13, 2020 / 05:13 pm MT (CNA).- Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett was pressed on Tuesday for her position on abortion, marriage, and health care, during her first day of questioning by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Barrett’s Catholic beliefs have been

CNA Staff, Oct 12, 2020 / 06:14 pm MT (CNA).- Senator Ben Sasse (R-Nebraska) on Monday criticized questions aimed at Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs, saying they reflect a fundamental confusion of civics with politics. “Religious liberty is the basic idea that how you worship is none

by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 12, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- Senate hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation to the Supreme Court began on Monday, October 12, in a session that was held partially in-person in Washington and partially remote. In her opening remarks, which were

By Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 8, 2020 / 12:30 pm MT (CNA).- The chair of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee responded Thursday to the ongoing scrutiny of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett’s religious beliefs. “The Constitution specifically says there should be ‘no religious test for office,’”