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In focus: Respect for Marriage Act heads to president, protected status extended for Haitian immigrants, Peru bishops speak out against attempted coup
Like 5th Circuit, 8th Circuit strikes down Biden’s transgender mandate
The Biden administration declined to appeal a unanimous ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans that struck down a transgender mandate that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has implemented as a revision to the Affordable Care Act.
Bishop Barron disappointed by Senate passage of Respect for Marriage Act
Bishop Robert Barron of Winona-Rochester said the measure “fails to include clear, comprehensive and affirmative conscience protections for religious organizations and individuals who uphold the sanctity of traditional marriage that are needed.”
Cardinal Dolan says Senate’s marriage bill threatens religious liberty
The Respect for Marriage Act “does not strike a balance that appropriately respects our nation’s commitment to the fundamental right of religious liberty,” said the cardinal, who is chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty.
Texas executes inmate who won court battle over prayer in death chamber
The 38-year-old inmate won a Supreme Court battle March 24 to have his pastor pray with him during his execution.
Court: Catholic school has right to hire staff who uphold church doctrine
The District Court judge said the school employee’s case did not stand up to the principle of ministerial exception that protects a religious school’s hiring and firing practices from government intrusion.