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Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

As S.C. Catholics challenge state’s Blaine Amendment, scholars argue it was ‘born of bigotry’

Catholics and others challenging South Carolina’s Blaine Amendment are right to argue that the amendment was “born of bigotry and... Read more

Historic court house and post office in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston diocese, Black colleges seek federal injunction to get COVID-19 relief

A 19th-century constitutional amendment in South Carolina is wrongly blocking coronavirus relief money for Catholic schools, an attorney for the... Read more

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Charleston diocese sues South Carolina for barring Covid-relief funds from private schools

The Diocese of Charleston filed a suit against South Carolina on Wednesday challenging the state’s “Blaine Amendment”, which prohibits public... Read more

New Hampshire State House, Concord, New Hampshire, USA.

New Hampshire sued over Catholic schools tuition policy

A New Hampshire family has filed suit against the state after a town tuition program refused to pay for their... Read more

Justice Department: Vermont college tuition program can't exclude Catholic school student

The U.S. Department of Justice has sided with a Vermont Catholic high school student who has said a state program... Read more

Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

DOJ clarifies religious groups' equal access to government grants

Religious groups must have equal access to public grant programs, the Justice Department announced in new guidance issued on Monday.  Read more

US Supreme Court.

US bishops speak up on school choice as Supreme Court hears case

States should not deny tax credit programs to families who choose religious private schools, said members of the U.S. Conference... Read more

Students at private New Mexican schools who could benefit from public funding of textbooks.

NM Supreme Court reconsiders textbook funding for private schools

A 2017 U.S. Supreme Court decision has given new life to New Mexico backers of state funding for private school... Read more

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How old anti-Catholic laws still threaten religious freedom today

Anti-Catholic state laws from the 19th century are today being used by secularists to fight public funding of all religious... Read more

An old anti-Catholic law has resurfaced in Georgia

An amendment from the 1870s that was once used to target Catholics is now being invoked in Georgia once again... Read more