The legal analysts assure us that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby does not impose any burden on employees who want access to contraceptive coverage. This was reinforced, they say, with the Wheaton College v. Burwell case three days later. Employees, the analysts say, will get their contraceptives from the insurance company. The employees won’t even notice any change.
July 18-31, 2014
Spirituality preview: Although my hands have removed hundreds of eyelid cancers and effected thousands of other positive outcomes, the successes do not erase the failures.
A priest told her the move was called for because he wanted to avoid the perception that the Chicago archdiocese "is not firm on doctrine."
We say: Perhaps it is only through future cases that the country will learn whether this ruling is narrow or "a decision of startling breadth."
My Table is Spread: "Water of life" is a church phrase. Farmers don't speak of the water of life, but they know that water is life.
The 5-4 decision broke new legal ground by extending religious rights -- or religious personhood -- to closely held for-profit corporations.
Albrecht Dürer focused on "intelligent, complex and immensely appealing" women, and the exhibit of his art is not something to be missed.
Column: "The demographics of the nation, and the electorate, are changing rapidly and the American public as a whole support immigration reform."
Preview: Pierre Teilhard de Chardin's credentials were considerable. But for his revolutionary thinking, he found himself up against the Vatican.
Although immigration reform in the U.S. has been labeled politically dead, a group of Catholic organizations met with the aim of reviving the issue.