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Archbishop Charles C. Thompson during the 2021 Chrism Mass at SS. Peter and Paul Cathedral in Indianapolis.

Federal court dismisses lawsuit against Indianapolis archdiocese

Aug 11, 2021

By Matt Hadro

A federal district court on Wednesday tossed out a lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, filed by a former Catholic... Read more

Holy Name Cathedral, Chicago

Federal appeals court dismisses lawsuit against Archdiocese of Chicago

Jul 12, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

A federal appeals court on Friday dismissed a hostile work environment lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Chicago, citing a religious... Read more

A chapel on the campus of Gordon College in Wenham, Mass. Credit: John Phelan via Wikimedia (CC BY 3.0).

Mass. Supreme Court calls into question religious exemption for Christian colleges

Mar 10, 2021

A social work professor at a Christian college in Massachusetts is not a “ministerial employee” and the college cannot claim... Read more

Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. Credit: Darryl Brooks/Shutterstock.

Wash. court okays bisexual lawyer’s discrimination suit against Christian homeless mission

Mar 9, 2021

American conflicts over religious freedom continue, as the Washington Supreme Court has reversed a ruling that blocked a bisexual lawyer’s... Read more

Credit: Natalia Bratslavsky

Archdiocese of Chicago to court: Let parishes choose their staff

Feb 10, 2021

Attorneys for the Archdiocese of Chicago argued before the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday that parishes should be free to choose... Read more

What the Supreme Court ministerial exception ruling could mean for LGBT employment lawsuits

Jul 8, 2020

The Supreme Court’s ruling today on ministerial exception should encourage Catholic schools expecting teachers to live out Church doctrine on... Read more

Court sides with NY archdiocese in major religious liberty decision

Jul 14, 2017

By Matt Hadro

A federal court ruled Friday that the Archdiocese of New York had the right not to hire a diocesan school... Read more