Court says religious schools should not be excluded from tax credit program

The Supreme Court said the exclusion of religious schools in Montana's state scholarship aid program violated the federal Constitution.
Read More

Catholic leaders denounce court’s rejection of federal death penalty appeal

When the Supreme Court announced June 29 that it would not hear an appeal by federal death-row inmates challenging the method to be used in their upcoming executions, a longtime advocate against capital punishment said the court "abdicated its legal and moral responsibilities."
Read More

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law

In a 5-4 decision June 29, the Supreme Court ruled that a Louisiana law requiring that doctors who perform abortions have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals could not stand.
Read More

High court rules against Trump administration’s plan to end DACA

In one of the most anticipated cases of the term, the Supreme Court June 18 ruled against efforts by the Trump administration to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.
Read More

Supreme Court stops Texas execution for inmate’s religious liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court granted a last-minute stay of execution for Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez June 16, saying the state prison officials need to reexamine their rule that bans clergy from being with prisoners to the execution chamber.
Read More

Supreme Court says federal law protects LGBT workers from discrimination

In a 6-3 vote June 15, the Supreme Court said LGBT people are protected from job discrimination by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Read More

USCCB, other Catholic groups urge court to protect faith-based foster care

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference and a few Catholic Charities agencies have joined more than 30 other religious groups, states and a group of Congress members urging the Supreme Court to protect Philadelphia's faith-based foster care.
Read More

Supreme Court rejects appeals to lift restrictions on congregation size

A divided Supreme Court May 29 chose not to intervene in an emergency appeal by a church in Southern California to lift COVID-19 restrictions that limit congregation sizes.
Read More

Death penalty opponents decry first execution carried out amid pandemic

Catholic advocates against the death penalty spoke out against Missouri's May 19 execution of a death-row inmate, Walter Barton, whose death by lethal injection was the first execution to happen during the pandemic.
Read More

Fauci to Jesuit high school graduates: ‘We will get through this’

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is used to addressing the country about steps to contain the coronavirus, but in mid-May he spoke directly to graduates of the nation's 60 Jesuit high schools with words of encouragement and congratulations.
Read More

Divided court examines if religious schools exempt from discrimination laws

In oral arguments May 11, the Supreme Court examined, and seemed divided about, laws governing church and state in its look at two California Catholic schoolteacher firings where the teachers claimed they had been victims of job discrimination.
Read More

Divided court reexamines insurance coverage of contraceptives

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed divided May 6 over Trump administration rules that give employers more ability to opt out of providing contraceptive coverage in their health plans.
Read More
1 2 3 9