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Beaumont Bishop Curtis Guillory, S.V.D., welcomed today’s Supreme Court’s decision calling it a victory for religious freedom and justice.

The Court ruled June 30 that closely held companies may be exempt from a government requirement to include contraceptives and drugs considered to be abortifacients in employee health insurance coverage. (more…)

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By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service

cns-logoWASHINGTON (CNS) — In a narrowly tailored 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court June 30 said closely held companies may be exempted from a government requirement to include contraceptives in employee health insurance coverage under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

The court said that Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods, the two family-run companies that objected to the government mandate that employees be covered for a range of contraceptives, including drugs considered to be abortifacients, are protected from the requirement of the Affordable Care Act. The opinion essentially held that for-profit companies may hold protected religious views.

But the court also said that government requirements do not necessarily lose if they conflict with an employer’s religious beliefs.

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Workshops, Eagle of the Cross banquet and Adoration (more…)

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logoWorkshops and Talent Show (more…)

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logoThe day began with a rosary and then the banners were on full display. (more…)

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Diocesan Youth Convention – Day 1

logoThe kids were out and force and Tex Phelps, Director of Youth Ministry, started the day off with a bang by pitching the first pitch. The group was recognized as “Group of the Day” at the Astros game. (more…)

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