• Interpreting the Bladensburg Cross Case

    Last week, the Supreme Court decided the much-awaited Bladensburg Cross case, American Legion v. American Humanist Association. The case presented a constitutional challenge to a war memorial on public property in Bladensburg, Maryland—a 32-foot-high Latin cross erected 90 years ago to... Read more
  • Opinion: Anti-religious bias imperils foster kids

    To most people, helping orphans and children in the foster system find stable homes seems like a top priority — the kind of priority that transcends politics and ideology. Unfortunately, however, those vulnerable children are quickly losing their advocates — and their hope for a stable,... Read more
  • Supreme Court rules Peace Cross war memorial can stand

    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Peace Cross war memorial on public land outside Washington, D.C., can stand, determining in a 7-2 decision that it does not violate the Constitution. Residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland and the American Humanist Association had sued to have the... Read more
  • Did you know it was once illegal to be a Catholic priest in NYC?

    From the immigrant waves of Irish, Poles, and Italians, to the later influx of Latin Americans, New York City has long been a vibrant Catholic stronghold. Such history makes it seem especially strange that there was a time when just being a Catholic priest in NYC was a criminal offense legally... Read more
  • Washington court upholds ruling against Christian florist

    The Supreme Court of Washington state ruled against Christian florist Barronelle Stutzman on Thursday, finding that prosecutors did not act with religious animus in their prior decision against her. Stutzman, owner of Arlene’s Flowers in Richland, Wash., faces unprecedented punishment from the... Read more
  • How Long Will Amazon Follow Southern Poverty Law Center’s ‘Hate Group’ Slander?

    [caption id="attachment_91927" align="aligncenter" width="678"] A screenshot of the Southern Poverty Law Center's "Hate Map." (www.splcenter.org)[/caption] As confirmed at a recent shareholders’ meeting, Amazon generated over $232 billion last year and has arguably set the gold standard for... Read more
  • California advances bill to violate sacramental seal

    State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the seal of confession. Senate Bill 360 passed Thursday by an overwhelming margin, with legislators voting 30-2 in favor of the measure. The bill would require priests to report any knowledge or... Read more
  • Hindu Nationalist Party’s Victory Renews Religious Minorities’ Fears in India

    Caution has become the watchword among Christians and secular groups in India in the wake of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party’s victory in the country’s 17th national election. When the votes for the protracted election were counted May 23, the Bharatiya Janata... Read more
  • Canada Court: Doctors Must Euthanize, Abort, or Refer

    The culture of death brooks no dissent. In Canada, doctors have been ordered to bend the knee. Here’s the story: The Canadian Charter (Constitution) guarantees “freedom of conscience and religion”— a stronger and more explicit protection of religious liberty than our First Amendment.... Read more
  • It’s time for Catholics (and all religious people) to wake up: The real danger posed by the California Confession Bill

    SB 360 [link], a piece of proposed legislation currently making its way through the California state senate, should alarm not only every Catholic in the country, but indeed the adepts of any religion. In California, as in almost every other state, clergy members (along with a variety of other... Read more