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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 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,’”

by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Oct 5, 2020 / 01:45 pm MT (CNA).- Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito on Monday said that the Supreme Court’s Obergefell ruling is already posing problems for religious freedom. “By choosing to privilege a novel constitutional right [to same-sex marriage] over the religious

by Mary Farrow Denver Newsroom, Oct 4, 2020 / 05:11 pm MT (CNA).- The nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the United States Supreme Court would make her, if confirmed, the sixth Roman Catholic on the nine-person court. While this is deeply concerning to some – and a reason to

CNA Staff, Oct 1, 2020 / 02:00 pm MT (CNA).- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York called Judge Amy Coney Barrett the “best candidate” for the Supreme Court vacancy, and said she, like her potential predecessor, faces biases due to her sex, family, and faith. Speaking on

by JD Flynn Denver Newsroom, Sep 29, 2020 / 08:50 pm MT (CNA).- Days before Judge Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the Supreme Court, the website of the People of Praise was hacked, CNA has learned. The hack breached the membership database of the charismatic community, in which Barrett