Category: Law & Justice

The Great War at 100
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The Great War at 100

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The lamps are lit again and Europe is at peace; but it is the peace of senescence.

After Hobby Lobby Comes Priests for Life -- Why We Are Confident
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After Hobby Lobby Comes Priests for Life — Why We Are Confident

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On Monday, June 30, Priests for Life expressed satisfaction with the Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Upon further analysis of that decision, we continue to be encouraged by it and by its implications for our own case, which has already been argued in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, which could issue […]

The Triumph of Law Over Ideology
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The Triumph of Law Over Ideology

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It’s been a week since the Supreme Court issued their ruling on the Hobby Lobby case, and there appears to be no end in sight to the Left’s outrage over the outcome. As expected, given the controversial nature of the issue at hand, most of the ire is reflexive and purely visceral. It’s unlikely that […]

U.N. Committee Opens Door to More Lawsuits Against the Church?
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U.N. Committee Opens Door to More Lawsuits Against the Church?

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New possibilities opened up for plaintiff lawyers last week when a U.N. committee told the Vatican that clergy sex abuse is torture. Whether an instance of clergy sex abuse is torture “is a factual determination to be made on a case by case basis,” said a member of the U.N. committee against torture on Friday. […]

Missing the Forest for the Trees
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Missing the Forest for the Trees

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Last week, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc case. As virtually everyone is aware, the CEO of Hobby Lobby is contesting the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate. The company’s refusal to comply with the mandate stems from a religious objection to birth control and […]

The Koreas at Night, 30 January 2014
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Always Earth Hour

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Earth Hour: dumbest idea ever?

Scholars Say Obama Contraception Mandate Violates Int’l Law
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Scholars Say Obama Contraception Mandate Violates Int’l Law

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Beer companies want gay pride on display at St. Patrick’s Day Parades. Coca-Cola wants to save polar bears. Hobby Lobby Stores wants to protect unborn children. While each is exercising corporate social conscience, the one motivated by religious beliefs may be fined $1.3 million per day. President Obama’s contraception mandate, a provision in his health […]

US Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on HHS Mandate Tuesday
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US Supreme Court to Hear Arguments on HHS Mandate Tuesday

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Activists from around the country, from pro-life groups to Tea Party Patriots, plan to be on-hand on Tuesday for a rally opposing the HHS mandate as the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius. “This case has always been about religious liberty. […]

Politics and the Pulpit, Part Three: Churches are Automatically Tax Exempt by Law
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Politics and the Pulpit, Part Three: Churches are Automatically Tax Exempt by Law

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It’s an election year again, and unless we’re careful, we can easily be misled by vague assertions about “the dangers of losing our tax-exempt status.” Let me state categorically from the outset: it’s not going to happen, period. In this current series of columns, we are exploring and exploding some of the myths surrounding “tax […]

Stethoscope-Money
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The War Against Work and Wealth

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Our standard of living depends on the production of wealth.

Dollars and Cents
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Government Power is an Economic Inequality

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The real concentration of wealth is no longer among men, but among institutions.

Politics and the Pulpit: Part Two: The IRS is Not the Law
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Politics and the Pulpit: Part Two: The IRS is Not the Law

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The American people are more fed up with the IRS than ever before, and want to see an investigation into the abuses that have been — and continue to be — perpetrated there. This frequent theme of news reports these days intersects perfectly with our ongoing series regarding the position of Churches regarding politics and […]

George Washington on Religion and Morality
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George Washington on Religion and Morality

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George Washington was born this day, February 22nd, in 1732.

Green Eye of Envy
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The Politics of Envy

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Wealth is fresh fruits and vegetables in January, indoor plumbing, and MRI machines.

Pres. Ronald Reagan
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Ronald Reagan on Religious Tolerance

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He would be horrified at what liberals are doing today, though not surprised.

Mount Rushmore with American Flag Background
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Presidents Day Mea Culpa to Two Great Leaders

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We began to shrink from the dangerous blessing of liberty.

Abraham Lincoln on the Bible
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Abraham Lincoln on the Bible

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Not an atheist, he.

Politics and Pulpit: "Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open!" Part One
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Politics and Pulpit: “Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open!” Part One

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It’s an election year, and it’s time to open our mouths, in the Church, about politics, candidates, and the right to life. Our fight for our unborn brothers and sisters is a fight for freedom and against tyranny; for people and against oppressive governments. Our Founding Fathers fought this fight, and so must we, with […]

The Playgrounds of War II
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Sixteen Juveniles Rescued in Super Bowl-Related Sex Trafficking Stings

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Dozens of agencies and organizations, including the FBI, rescued 16 juveniles from sex trafficking rings in the two weeks prior to Super Bowl XLVIII. More than 50 adult women were rescued, and 45 pimps were arrested. Huffington Post reports the efforts took several months, and required “training for legions of law enforcement personnel, hospitality workers, […]

Faith at Work
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Faith at Work

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Last fall, the Supreme Court agreed to review two religious liberty cases surrounding the Obama Administration’s contraception mandate. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties maintain that the federal requirement is an unlawful infringement upon religious liberty, and this year we’ll find out if the highest court in the land concurs. In support of the cases, […]

College Sports Map
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Can You Read This Essay?

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A surprising number of college athletes must answer in the negative.

The Nuns and the Priests
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The Nuns and the Priests

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A lot of attention was given recently to the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the way that the Obama Administration wants to force them to cooperate in its plan to expand access to contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization. They are rightly saying “No,” and, like us at Priests for Life, have said it through […]

SOTU SUBTEXTS
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SOTU SUBTEXTS

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It’s always the same speech, really.

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