A group of 17 medical professionals claim the mandate violates the free exercise clause of the First Amendment.
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The mandate covers staff at hospitals and long-term care facilities such as nursing homes, adult care facilities, and other care settings, and did not include a religious exemption.
COMMENTARY: He will not be greatly missed, but his significance should not be overlooked.
“When we go to the abortion facility, it’s as if we’re going to modern-day Calvary, where innocent blood is shed,” Father Moscinski told EWTN Pro-Life Weekly.
Catholic sites abound in and outside of the Big Apple.
Catholic Dioceses Appeal to Supreme Court for Protection Against New York’s Abortion Coverage Mandate
The petition to the Supreme Court argues that the state is making religious organizations choose between violating their core beliefs, being financially crushed, or closing down services.
New York’s 2019 Child Victims Act created a one-year “lookback” window where alleged abuse victims could file lawsuits long after their statute of limitations had ended.
After the New York governor’s executive order restricted Catholic worship and closed schools that had followed health protocols, the Brooklyn Diocese continues to fight the order in court.
Gov. Cuomo last week threatened to close religious institutions if they did not agree to and enforce public health rules proposed by the city, once the rules were enacted.