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U.S. Supreme Court - Latest News

Could a US priest face jail for refusing to break confession seal?

Jan 21, 2015 - 05:03 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a petition from a Louisiana Catholic diocese that fears a civil lawsuit could force a priest to violate the seal of confession or go to jail.

Supreme indecision on marriage redefinition

Oct 10, 2014 - 01:01 am .- Following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s stay on a “gay marriage” court decision in Idaho, marriage advocates are imploring the Supreme Court to reject the judicial redefinition of marriage.

EWTN hopeful after Supreme Court ruling on Little Sisters

Jan 25, 2014 - 10:39 am .- News that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted an exemption from the contraception mandate to the Little Sisters of the Poor is a hopeful sign for other cases challenging the contraception mandate, EWTN says.

Approach dialogue with respect, bishop tells US leaders

Oct 8, 2013 - 05:43 pm .- U.S. Supreme Court justices and government officials at an annual Mass invoking the Holy Spirit's aid were reminded of the important role of respectful dialogue in the search for truth and unity.

Supreme Court strikes down DOMA, dismisses Prop 8

Jun 26, 2013 - 09:39 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a 5-4 decision that a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, and the federal government must recognize “gay marriages” accepted by individual states.

Ariz. abortion law hoped to win Supreme Court support

May 25, 2013 - 06:03 am .- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled against an Arizona law banning abortions after 20 weeks, but backers of the law are hopeful that the case will result in a favorable Supreme Court decision.

Catholic convert and Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork remembered

Dec 20, 2012 - 04:01 am .- Judge Robert H. Bork, a Catholic convert whose defeated Supreme Court nomination helped ensure the continued dominance of legal abortion in the U.S., died Wednesday morning at the age of 85.

Family advocates pleased Supreme Court will hear marriage cases

Dec 7, 2012 - 04:13 pm .- Supporters of marriage and family welcomed the Supreme Court’s announcement that it will review both state and federal cases about the definition of marriage in the coming months.

Court ordered to hear Christian college's health care challenge

Nov 26, 2012 - 03:48 pm .- The Supreme Court has ordered a federal court of appeals to consider a Christian college's claim that its religious freedom is threatened by forced funding of abortion under the health care reform law.

Supreme Court justices urged to let God inspire their work

Oct 1, 2012 - 03:11 pm .- Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio encouraged six Supreme Court justices to allow God to inspire their pursuit of justice and to be a part of the New Evangelization.

Archbishop Gomez gives mixed response to immigration ruling

Jun 25, 2012 - 05:33 pm .- The Supreme Court's decision on an Arizona immigration law drew both praise and concern from the bishops' leader on migration issues, as well as a renewed call for federal immigration reform.

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