Summer is a time for family barbecues and vacations, and some Catholics will use the opportunity to join pilgrimages and youth ministry conferences.
But as much as we welcome the shift in daily patterns that comes with summer, we can’t afford to put the defense of religious freedom on hold until Labor Day.
At press time, the U.S. Supreme Court had not yet ruled on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. But it’s reasonable to expect that the high court’s ruling will define the next chapter in the battle for religious freedom in the United States.
Yet, our concerns about the health-care bill should not distract us from the First Amendment challenge...READ MORE