Were there to be no support in the whole history of ethical and moral thought, were there no acknowledged confirmation from medical science, were the history of legal opinion to the contrary, we would still have to conclude on the basis of God's Holy Word that the unborn child is a person in the sight of God. He is protected by the sanctity of life graciously given to each individual by the Creator, Who alone places His image upon man and grants them any right to life which they have.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Two court victories
Catholic schools have rights
August 25, 2017
Common sense has prevailed.
It was a crazy lawsuit in the first place—but today, you can’t be too protective of religious freedom for Catholic educators.
As reported in Matt Archbold’s “Report Card” column
this week, the Second Circuit Court decided that Catholic diocesan
schools have a religious purpose (go figure!) and therefore it’s the
Church’s discretion to decide who leads them.
The decision was unanimous, which is a well-deserved embarrassment to
the attorney who filed the lawsuit against the Archdiocese of New York,
which he compared to “slave owners.”
Meanwhile, a judge has also upheld the right of a New Jersey Catholic
school to prevent girls from playing on a boys’ basketball team—and to
deny enrollment to a family that has tried to force the school into
Again, the court simply deferred to the school’s judgment. “The court
does not have the authority to meddle in this decision,” it ruled,
because a Catholic school is free to make decisions rooted in its
The First Amendment survives… for now!
Please say a prayer of thanksgiving for this good news and read about it at the link below.
Sincerely yours in Christ,
This Week In Matt Archbold's Report Card Column....
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eclipse with awe and reverence, and Fordham University invites Fr. James
Martin to discuss sexuality. Read about these and more here.