America remains the home of the brave — if you doubt that, google the name Michael Monsoor — but is it still the land of the free? This question is ever more on the minds of religious Americans, who are very much on the defensive these days. The first line of the First Amendment is [...]
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Tonight the Topeka City Council will consider a proposal to expand the mandate of the Topeka Human Relations Commission. Under the proposed city ordinance, the Commission would be authorized to fight prejudice directed against people because of sexual orientation or gender identity. Supporters have made clear that this is only a first step, and that [...]
KANSAS BISHOPS: RESPONSE TO SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON MARRIAGE June 27, 2013 Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, Bishop John Brungardt of Dodge City, Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Salina, and Monsignor Robert Hemberger, Diocesan Administrator of Wichita, issued the following statement today in response to the United States Supreme Court decisions in United [...]
The Senate passed comprehensive immigration reform legislation 68-32. The legislation faces a very uncertain future in the House.
In two landmark decisions, the US Supreme Court struck down part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act and appears to have allowed same-sex marriages to resume in California. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops decried the rulings as mistaken and a “tragic day for marriage and our nation.”
2013 Fortnight for Freedom: June 21 – July 4 The U.S. bishops have called for a Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty, including the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate and Supreme Court rulings that could [...]
At his weekly general audience, Pope Francis continued to draw attention to the moral imperative of helping the needy, saying: “the parable of the final judgement reminds us that, in the end, we will be judged on our love for others and especially for those in need.”