Victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to closely held corporations. Hobby Lobby is not required to provide contraception coverage.
Catholic Advocate was one of the early groups raising concerns about the religious liberty and abortion funding in the health care law signed by President Obama. Today’s ruling at the Supreme Court is a positive step in protecting our First Amendment liberties.
Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld voluntary prayers at government meetings.
In a 5-4 rulling announced today, the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway is a victory for religious freedom.
We have some breaking news to share with you.
First, the Supreme Court just agreed to hear two cases filed over the Obama administration’s abortifacient mandate. As you know, Obamacare forces all health insurance plans to pay for sterilization, contraceptives, and yes, abortion drugs.
Bottom line: this major case impacts religious liberties and people of faith everywhere so Catholic Advocate will remain vigilant.
Second is another Obama move that can only be characterized as a slap in the face to the Catholic church and Catholics everywhere. Right now the Obama administration is actually taking formal steps to close down the official Embassy to the Holy See!
You read that correctly.
His plan? To throw Catholics a few crumbs with a some office space at the Embassy to Italy. It’s outrageous … and unacceptable. Rest assured Catholic Advocate is not sitting on the sidelines for this one either.
And finally, Pope Francis released his new apostolic exhortation out today entitled “Evangelii Gaudium.” It reads:
||“The Synod Fathers spoke of the importance of respect for religious freedom, viewed as a fundamental human right. This includes “the freedom to choose the religion which one judges to be true and to manifest one’s beliefs in public”. A healthy pluralism, one which genuinely respects differences and values them as such, does not entail privatizing religions in an attempt to reduce them to the quiet obscurity of the individual’s conscience or to relegate them to the enclosed precincts of churches, synagogues or mosques. This would represent, in effect, a new form of discrimination and authoritarianism.”
There’s a lot going on. We will keep you informed as things develop.
Have a blessed Thanksgiving.
By electing President Obama in 2008, we in turn got two hyper-liberal Supreme Court Justices—Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor—and a host of new laws that violate the very core of our beliefs. And by re-electing Obama in 2012, America exacerbated the situation.
As a direct result of Obama’s successful appointments to the highest court, same-sex marriage may soon be the law of the land. We cannot sit back and watch Obama and his radical allies trample our beliefs. We must defend our faith and do everything in our power to stop this assault on religion in America. The reality is there isn’t much we can do to influence the Supreme Court’s rulings on same-sex marriage.
They say it’s not over until the fat lady sings.The team here at Catholic Advocate will not stop fighting for traditional marriage, or any of our core beliefs.
You can contact your Member of Congress here and tell them to support marriage between a man and a woman.