House Bill 74 would do away with the privilege between priest and penitent in a sacramental confession by requiring priests to report information relating to child abuse and neglect that is shared in a confessional.
Delaware bill would break seal of confession, require priest to report what penitent says
Lawsuit filed against Smithsonian, Archives on behalf of students allegedly kicked out for wearing pro-life hats
A spokesperson for the Smithsonian said, “We apologize that visitors to the National Air and Space Museum were asked to remove their hats on Friday, Jan. 20.”
Supreme Court appears ready to support web designer in free speech case
In a case examining the scope of free speech protected by the First Amendment, the Supreme Court Dec. 5 ultimately seemed to favor a broad view of free speech.
Court’s ruling on tuition aid puts Blaine Amendment ‘in dustbin of history’
In a 6-3 decision, the court sided with two Christian families who challenged a Maine tuition assistance program that excluded private religious schools.
Some say court’s emphasis on religious liberty meant to clear up confusion
In the Supreme Court’s 2021-2022 term, which concluded June 30, it issued four opinions on religious liberty cases, siding with religion each time.
Court seems to side with football coach over postgame prayers
The majority of Supreme Court justices seemed to side with a former high school football coach April 25 who said his postgame prayers on the field — that cost him his job — amounted to private speech and not the public school’s endorsement of religion.
‘Let my people worship,’ archbishop says after California church decision
In response to the Supreme Court’s Dec. 3 order saying federal judges should take another look at pandemic limits on California churches, San Francisco’s archbishop said: “The time is overdue for our civil officials to work with us and other churches on worshiping safely.”
Brooklyn Diocese files federal lawsuit over violation of religious freedom
The Diocese of Brooklyn filed a lawsuit in federal court Oct. 8 against the state of New York, charging that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new orders reducing church capacity violates the First Amendment’s guarantee of the free exercise of religion.