Free exercise (1st Amendment)

Joe Biden Supports Killing Babies in Abortions Up to Birth: “It’s a Woman’s Right to Choose”

By Steve Ertelt, LifeNews, March 16, 2020 | During last night’s Democrat presidential debate, Joe Biden made it clear, once again, that he supports unrestricted abortions up to birth. It doesn’t matter to him that abortions involve killing babies and the purposeful destruction of... read more

Religious Liberty: Trump DOJ Defends Catholic School in State Court

By J. Christian Adams, March 8, 2020 Unlike Eric Holder’s Justice Department, the Trump administration is on the forefront of defending First Amendment religious liberty. This Tuesday, Justice Department Civil Rights Division lawyers appeared in an Indiana state court to defend the religious... read more

Is abortion really ‘between a woman and her doctor’? No abortionist has a true doctor-patient relationship with his clients.

By Fr. Frank Pavone, LifeSite News, March 6, 2020 A familiar and over-used talking point for those who advocate for legal abortion is that the decision whether or not to have one should belong to “a woman and her doctor.” These words suggest that there is in fact a doctor-patient... read more

UN Expert: World Religions Should Defer to the Authority of UN Experts

By Rebecca Oas, Ph.D., C-Fam, March 5, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. March 6 (C-Fam) According to the UN’s special expert on freedom of religion, the fringe views of UN human rights bodies must take precedence over the mainstream beliefs of many leading world religions, when it comes to law and... read more
Attorney General Dana Nessel of Michigan (left) with her "wife."

Michigan attorney general using secretive ‘hate crime unit’ to harass pro-marriage group

Damning evidence exists of Attorney General Dana Nessel's hostility toward traditional marriage. LifeSite News, January 17, 2020 Watching, listening, tracking, and compiling secret dossiers on dissidents until they are finally accused and prosecuted — these are the police-state tactics... read more

Little Sisters return to Supreme Court for third time in new contraception case

The Supreme Court has twice protected the Catholic nuns. Now their case is before the Court once again. LifeSite News, January 17, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The Supreme Court will once again weigh in on the case of the Little Sisters of the Poor in their... read more
A cartoon depicting Catholic bishops as crocodiles eager to gobble up American schoolchildren (Harper's Weekly, September 30, 1871.

The Court Case That Could Finally Take Down Antiquated Anti-Catholic Laws

Thirty-seven states still have Blaine Amendments on the books. The Supreme Court now has a chance to get rid of them for good. By Nick Sibilla, The Atlantic, January 12, 2020 Later this month, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear one of the most significant education cases in decades: Espinoza... read more

There’s a Pony in Here Somewhere: A Post-Synodal Reflection

By George Weigel, First Things, October 28, 2019 According to his longtime consigliere, Edwin Meese, President Ronald Reagan must have told the “pony joke” at least a thousand times. The story involves the super-optimistic child whose parents take him to a psychiatrist, along with his... read more
Archbishop Charles Thompson

Indianapolis Archdiocese Faces Third Discrimination Complaint

The archdiocese defended its decision not to renew the contract of a school employee who publicly defended the same-sex ‘marriages’ of two former colleagues. By Mary Farrow, CNA, October 30, 2019 INDIANAPOLIS — The Archdiocese of Indianapolis on Wednesday defended its decision not to... read more

New York City Is Reversing an LGBT Counseling Gag Rule. That’s a Win for Everyone.

By Cathy Ruse, Daily Signal, September 17, 2019 New York City leaders have decided to reverse a "conversion therapy" ban in light of the shifting makeup of the courts. The LGBT movement has asked for the repeal of its favorite new law in New York City. In a public statement on Thursday, the... read more

DNC Resolution Celebrates Religiously Unaffiliated

By Peter Hasson, Daily Signal, August 30, 2019 The Democratic National Committee passed a resolution at its summer meeting championing “religiously unaffiliated” voters, who the resolution noted are the “largest religious group” within the party. The resolution also takes a shot at... read more
Brebeuf Jesuit Prep's varsity football team at an Aug. 16 game (Michael Hoffbauer Photography)

Brebeuf athletes excluded from some Catholic events as Jesuits appeal decree

Carl and Angel Larsen,

Trump judge rules in favor of Christian videographers

Archbishop Charles Thompson, Archdiocese of Indianapolis (Credit: Michael Conroy/AP.)

Church: Free speech protects decision to fire teacher