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Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law

“The Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the Affordable Care Act (ACA) makes it now even more imperative for Congress and the Administration to fix the law in regard to abortion funding, conscience protection and immigrants’ access to health care,” said Bishop Curtis Guillory, S.V.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Beaumont. (more…)

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By Nancy Frazier O’Brien
Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 28 decision upholding the health reform law makes it even more urgent for Congress to act to fix the law’s “fundamental flaws” on abortion funding, conscience protection and immigrants’ access to health care, the U.S. bishops said.

The court found that although the individual mandate in the 2010 health reform law does not pass constitutional muster under the Commerce Clause of the Constitution, it can be upheld as an acceptable exercise of Congress’ taxing powers. (more…)

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The Diocese of Beaumont made its presence known among Catholic publications across the nation at the 2012 Catholic Press Awards. The East Texas Catholic took home first place in the category of Single Ad Originating from the Publication. Juan Ceja, graphic designer, designed the ad for September 11th Memorial Mass at St. Anthony Cathedral Basilica, Beaumont. (more…)

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Many members of youth groups from throughout the Diocese of Beaumont attended the Youth Convention in Houston this past weekend, June 21-23, 2012.  While they were there, many of them were recognized at the Eagle of the Cross Banquet Awards, which was held on June 22, 2012. The people that were recognized are listed below. Congratulations to everyone that was honored. (more…)

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By Mark Pattison Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) — In what one observer called “the judicial equivalent of white smoke,” immigration advocates were largely happy with the June 25 Supreme Court ruling that struck down three key provisions of Arizona’s own immigration law.

However, they voiced distress over the one part of the law the high court kept intact: the “show me your papers” provision. (more…)

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2012 Convention – Day 3

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2012 Convention – Day 2

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