GenCon and the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act

  Recently Indiana passed and the Governor signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.  By doing so Indiana joined a majority of states which have such protections for religious freedom. There is also a federal version of the act which was passed

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Greece v. Galloway

  Yesterday, in Town of Greece v. Galloway, the Supreme Court reached the stunningly obvious conclusion, under the text of the Constitution, the views of the Founding Fathers and the historic practice in this country, that prayers prior to town

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Of Bible Verses, Cheerleaders and the Constitution

Well the law and common sense won a round in Texas: A judge has ruled that cheerleaders at a Southeast Texas high school can display banners emblazoned with Bible verses at football games.   In a summary judgment of a

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An Administration at War With Our First Freedom

“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” James Madison, Federalist 10 The video above is from the Heritage Foundation and incisively sets forth how ObamaCare is at war with religious liberty.  The Founding Fathers made it clear that

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On Media and Mosques at Ground Zero

One of the interesting (by which I mean dull, predictable and repetitive) aspects of the 24 hour news cycle is that all forms of media have incentives to magnify and actively seek out controversy. Not only does this increase ratings/page

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Sharia in Dearborn?

Apparently the police acting to unconstitutionally arrest individuals attempting to hand out proselytizing literature to Muslims in Dearborn is not unusual according to this release from the Thomas More Law Center: In what some have described as police enforcement of Sharia

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George Weigel: Defend Religious Freedom

George Weigel wrote a timely article in National Review Online titled, Defending Religious Freedom in Full. In it cites the extremist attacks in expressing our Catholic faith in the public square. The forms of these attacks are egregious because they

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A Perfect Post

Occasionally one runs across a post that’s particularly nicely done. I think Matthew Boudway’s recent reflections on a column by Clifford Longley on the new atheists comes dangerously close to perfect. It’s brief, highlights an interesting article, and adds a

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Res et Explicatio for AD 8-7-2009

Salvete AC readers! Buckle Up! Because here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York commended President Obama and the Democratic Party efforts in reforming Health Care.  He said this during the Knights

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Res & Explicatio for A.D. 3-10-2009

Salvete AC readers! Here are today’s Top Picks in the Catholic world: 1. There seems to be a growing counter-movement in U.S. politics aligning itself against the Catholic Church.  We see it happening in Connecticut where state legislatures want to

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FOCA meet the USCCB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have made fighting against the Freedom of Choice Act a high priority in their current meeting.  The Catholic Church and the incoming Obama administration are on a  collision course in regard to abortion. 

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