Fulton v. Philadelphia

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Sharonell Fulton has fostered more than 40 children through Catholic Social Services.

City of Philadelphia to pay $2 million to Catholic foster care agency in settlement

Nov 23, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

The city of Philadelphia will pay Catholic Social Services a $2 million settlement and reinstate their foster care contract after... Read more

Sisterhood of Saint Mary with bishops from the Anglican Church of North America's Diocese of the Living Word.

In win for Anglican nuns, Supreme Court orders new scrutiny for New York mandatory abortion coverage

Nov 1, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Foes of mandatory coverage of abortion in New York State insurance law will have another hearing after the U.S. Supreme... Read more

Sharonell Fulton, one of the plaintiffs in Fulton v. Philadelphia who has fostered more than 40 children through Catholic Social Services

Philadelphia Catholic agency can once again help make foster care placements, after settlement with city

Sep 27, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is once again helping make foster care placements, following a legal settlement... Read more

Religious freedom advocates express optimism after Fulton decision 

Jun 28, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Religious freedom advocates on Monday applauded a recent Supreme Court decision, arguing it heralds a positive outlook for religious freedom... Read more

Sharonell Fulton

‘Overjoyed’ foster moms react to Supreme Court ruling in their favor 

Jun 17, 2021

The foster moms at the center of the Supreme Court case Fulton v. City of Philadelphia celebrated the high court... Read more

Supreme Court sides unanimously with Catholic Social Services in religious freedom case

Jun 17, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

The Supreme Court on Thursday decided unanimously in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of... Read more

Wealthy donors pour millions into anti-religious freedom efforts, as Catholic adoption agency ruling looms

Jun 16, 2021

By Kevin J. Jones

Grant listings from wealthy philanthropies and strategic political donor networks show that millions of dollars continue to pour into advocacy... Read more

Ahead of pivotal Supreme Court decision, foster care agency mired in religious freedom fight

Jun 1, 2021

By Kate Scanlon

Ahead of an anticipated ruling by the Supreme Court in a landmark foster care case, a Christian foster care agency... Read more

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Supreme Court hears arguments in Philadelphia adoption case

Nov 4, 2020

On Wednesday morning, the Supreme Court heard arguments on a Pennsylvania adoption case, as senior U.S. bishops warned of the... Read more

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Supreme Court will hear Philadelphia Catholic foster care case

Feb 24, 2020

The Supreme Court will decide if the city of Philadelphia was correct to terminate its relationship with Catholic Social Services... Read more

Sharonell Fulton has fostered more than 40 children through Catholic Social Services. Photo courtesy of Becket.

Foster moms ask Supreme Court to hear Philadelphia case

Jul 23, 2019

"As a single mom and woman of color, I've known a thing or two about discrimination over the years..." Read more