Posts Tagged ‘Supreme Court’

Church wants tax case to go to Supreme Court Comments 0

Thursday, February 21st, 2019

The case against 20 clergy of the Congregational Christian Church of Samoa for failing to file tax returns may be heading to the Supreme Court after a motion by the defence this week. Read more Related Posts:Samoan church leaders in court on tax avoidance chargesBible in Schools case fast-tracked to High CourtArchbishop tries again to Read more

Uganda court rules bride price refund dehumanising to women Comments 0

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Uganda’s Supreme Court has ruled that men demanding a refund of the bride price after a failed marriage is dehumanising to women. Lead Justice Jotham Tumwesigye said it was “unfair” for the parents of the woman to be asked to refund the bride price after years of marriage. He said it was unlikely they would Read more

Prayer at city council meetings banned in Canada Comments 0

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Canadian cities must put an end to prayers during council meetings, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled. The court said such prayers go against freedom of religion and conscience, as laid out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom and the Quebec Charter. In a unanimous decision and in the name of neutrality Read more

Diverse US Catholic journals unite against death penalty Comments 0

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

In a rare display of unity, liberal and conservative US Catholic publications have issued a combined editorial calling for an end to the death penalty. The editorial boards of America magazine, the National Catholic Register, the National Catholic Reporter and Our Sunday Visitor issued the statement. The editorial urges readers and “the whole US Catholic Read more

Greenpeace charity status ruling pleases Family First Comments 0

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Family First is welcoming the Supreme Court’s decision overturning the deregistration of Greenpeace as a charity because of its political activity. The Charities Registration Board had sought to deregister Family First as a charity, in the wake of the recent same-sex marriage debate. Family First appealed to the High Court, but a hearing has been on Read more

This generation can turn the marriage problem around Comments 0

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Marriage has been under assault for at least 40 years, but according to Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, the younger generation can turn the tide — by getting married and staying married. Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco is the chairman of the US bishops’ Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage. As the Supreme Court on Read more

Interesting new reports link religion, leadership and gender Comments 0

Friday, August 24th, 2012

On Tuesday, the New York Times put together a remarkable chart showing that, with the naming of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney’s vice-presidential running mate, there are now no white protestants among this country’s top leaders in Washington. Both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are Catholics (as are six of the nine Supreme Court justices and House Speaker John Boehner), Read more

Victory for rights of Catholic organisations Comments 0

Friday, October 14th, 2011

Only a week after Catholics nationwide completed a campaign protesting the Obama administration’s violation of the religious liberty of Catholic institutions, the Supreme Court let stand a key federal ruling that upholds the rights of religious employers.


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