WASHINGTON (RNS) Every time we submit a sacred act to a civic body, and seek a ruling on its appropriateness in a diverse public, we allow others who are not thinking theologically to compromise the most sacred aspects of our religious practices.
Articles tagged “Supreme Court”
(RNS) I do not doubt that Steve Green wants to produce a non-sectarian Bible textbook. I am skeptical, however, that the scholars that Green has assembled for this job are capable of producing a textbook beholden to facts rather than faith.
STANFORD, Calif. (RNS) While the Supreme Court decision allowing sectarian prayer at government meetings was a blow to secular organizations, it may also lead to some unlikely alliances.
(RNS) Just because sectarian prayers are constitutional, said University of Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett, doesn’t mean policies like those of Greece, N.Y. “are wise or welcoming.”
(RNS) Pope Francis asked members of the Green family how their Supreme Court fight against President Obama’s contraception mandate was progressing, a spokeswoman said.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Hobby Lobby case could be yet another instance where Justice Anthony Kennedy provides the swing vote in the decision of whether a corporation has religious rights, and whether those rights have been trampled by the government’s contraception mandate.
EVANSTON, Ill. (RNS) Denying contraception to employees is not only poor policy, but also poor theology. Nothing in the Christian tradition suggests that an employer’s scruples deserve greater consideration than an employee’s health.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Hobby Lobby says Obamacare tramples on its religious freedom. But Hobby Lobby is not a person — it’s a corporation. What religious rights, if any, do corporations have? The Supreme Court will try to answer that question.
(RNS) Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho is hosting “Celebrate Roe” parties throughout the region to commemorate “reproductive justice.” It’s a tradition started by Mary Wissink 41 years ago.
(RNS) The Obama administration and faith-based foes of a rule that employer health insurance policies provide free birth control coverage continued back and forth legal filings on Friday (Jan 3.), though with an odd twist: The Justice department says an order of nuns is exempt from the mandate, while the nuns’ lawyers say they are not.