Exempting Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood from Obamacare’s contraception mandate would be an unconstitutional establishment of religion because it would require third parties — employees of the companies — to pay to accommodate the religious views of the companies’ owners.
Speaking on Huffpost Live a couple of days ago, Rick Warren compared Obamacare’s contraception mandate to a law requiring Jewish deli owners to sell pork, saying that if the latter took place, “I would be out there with the rabbis protesting that. Why? I don’t have a problem with pork, but I believe in your right to not have to sell pork if it’s not in your faith.”
Seventy-five years ago, Connecticut Gov. Wilbur Cross recorded his Thanksgiving Proclamation in the first sound film ever made by a governor of the state. Cross, a Democrat, grew up in the farming community of Mansfield and went on to become professor of English at Yale, editor of the Yale Review and dean of the Yale […]
Godbeat cop Terry Mattingly accuses the Los Angeles Times of pro-SSM bias for calling its advocates “reformists.” Nope.
Pope Francis’ call for structural economic reforms harks back to the American bishops’ 1984 economic pastoral — and then some.
Amid the outpouring of remembrance and assessment marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, there has been a notable lack of attention to the significance of his presidency for religion in public life.
I confess I was pretty excited to read on Huffpost that the Vatican had cleaned up some third-century catacomb frescos and unveiled a female figure with arms raised, acting like a priest. Holy Da Vinci Code!
Every 70,000 years or so, Hanukkah and Thanksgiving overlap, permitting those of us who celebrate both to recall the Miracle of the Turkey. It goes something like this.