The Religious Freedom Cases the Supreme Court Could Hear — And Refuse — This Fall

Catholic News AgencyReligious sisters show their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court, where oral arguments were heard on March 23, 2016 in the Zubik v. Burwell case against the HHS Mandate.The Supreme Court’s upcoming fall term might be notable not only for the religious freedom cases on the docket, but also for the pending cases the court might accept or refuse in the coming days.

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Bazooka Joe, Chesterton and Godly Virtues!

 

I made an impulse purchase on my way through the checkout the other day.  Now this is something I  never do, but the pack of Bazooka gum was calling me.  I haven’t had a piece of Bazooka in several years.

Although I was disappointed that it was not wrapped exactly the way it was in the late sixties, I was pleasantly surprised that it still contained the Bazooka Joe (and his gang) comic strip.  I was even more surprised that it gave me a code for a webpage (for kids) with games and videos.  It did include my fortune, also, that warned me that “someone close to me is jealous,” so there’s that.

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Karma may be trendy, but it’s also a lot darker and less hopeful than people realize…

You know, it’s really common among young people — if you hadn’t noticed — to rebel against their parents. As part of that, they adopt phrases or images from other religions, as if they’re kind of cool. But Christian phrases and images aren’t. You go to the typical teenage store, and despite the fact that there are almost no young people in America who are really sincere Buddhists…

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175 years ago, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared at La Salette, and wept…

Tears are mysterious. While they “rise in the heart and gather in the eyes,” their purpose and cause remain subjects of curiosity and scientific study. Marian apparitions too, are soaked in mystery. Why do a select few experience inexplicable phenomena where others see nothing. This week marks the 175th anniversary of a mysterious rendezvous between two French peasant children and a woman in tears…

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Canadian Archbishop: Only Fully Vaccinated Can Attend Mass…

Anyone age 12 or over attending a gathering at Catholic churches, rectories or community centers under the responsibility of the Archdiocese of Moncton must present proof that they are fully vaccinated, the archdiocese announced Friday. The new policy applies to all religious celebrations, Sunday and weekday Masses, baptisms, wedding and funerals…

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