Lehigh County, Pa., Fights the Courts to Keep the Cross in Its Seal
In 1944, Lehigh County established its seal, which includes a large yellow cross to honor “Christianity and the God-fearing people” who founded the county, according to Harry Hertzog, a commissioner at the time. Now, in 2017, a federal court is demanding that ...
Catholic Scholars vs. the Pope Who, They Charge, Is ‘Propagating Heresies’
The controversy surrounding Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia escalated last week. Sixy-two Catholic scholars, clerical and lay, have published a “filial correction” in which they accuse the Holy Father of “propagating heresies” in his remarks on divorce and ...
On Divorce, the Pope’s Private Communications Don’t Change Church Teaching
With the Church divided over the proper interpretation of one of Pope Francis’s writings, some Catholics are cheering on the defense of orthodoxy by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI.
About two weeks ago, Cardinal Joachim Meisner died. He had been ...
As Australians Vote on Same-Sex Marriage, Concerns for Religious Liberty Loom
Nearly 30 countries have legalized same-sex marriage since 2000, sparking concern for religious freedom. In Australia, the situation is no different in that regard. Australians are voting on whether same-sex marriage should be legal. Although the vote is not binding, some politicians ...
Senate Backs Excess War Power for the President, Snubbing the Constitution
Only three Senate Republicans stood for the Constitution last Wednesday. Senator Rand Paul’s amendment to sunset the 2001 and 2002 Authorizations for Use of Military Force was killed with a 61–36 vote. Senators Paul, Mike Lee, and Dean Heller were the only ...
The Troubling Soda-Tax Trend
Taxes are rising, and freedom is being depleted as another American city tries to control what its residents put in their bodies.
On Monday, June 5, the Seattle City Council approved a 1.75-cent-per-ounce tax on soda. This equates to $1.18 added to ...