Archive for June, 2016

27
Jun

The U.S. Supreme Court today struck down a Texas abortion law in a 5-3 ruling, leading a U.S. bishops’ spokeswoman to mourn the loss of a “common-sense law protecting women from abortion facilities that put profits above patient safety.” The high court ruled in Whole Women’s Health Clinic v. Hellerstedt that two provisions of a law approved by the Texas legislature in 2013 were unconstitutional. ...

23
Jun

A tied U.S. Supreme Court today blocked President Barack Obama’s 2014 attempt to bar deportation of about 4 million undocumented immigrants residing in the United States. The nine-word decision in United States v. Texas upholds the injunction placed on the program in February 2015 by a federal judge in Brownsville, Texas. That state and 25 others sued the federal government after Obama in ...

20
Jun

June 20, 2016 show Sr. Cathy Ryan, executive director of Maryville Academy, joins Bob ito talk about Maryville’s new direction since she recently announced the longtime institution would end its residential program for wards of the state as of June 30 in the face of shrinking state funding for such programs, as community-based placements are seen as more beneficial for children. Ned Dolesji, executive director of the California Catholic Conference, joins the program to talk about that state’s new physician-assisted ...

01
Jun

Pope Francis takes on the plight of the elderly and marginalized in this month's prayer video, as he asks us that they find opportunities for encounter and solidarity, even within the large cities of the world.