Last week the world lost Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a woman who was esteemed in some circles and vilified in others. As Christians, we beg the Lord's mercy on her soul.
Her passing has exponentially increased the importance of this year's election. The Supreme Court hangs in the balance and for Catholics much is at stake.
To illustrate the importance of the President's power to appoint judges, below are just a few of the cases that were decided, for good or for ill, during Justice Ginsburg's 27-year tenure:
- Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
- Obergefell v. Hodges legalized same-sex marriage
- Bostock v. Clayton County classified LGBTQ discrimination as sex discrimination
- Gonzales v. Carhart upheld a ban on second-trimester abortion procedures
- Burwell v. Hobby Lobby exempted religious corporations from the requirement to provide contraceptive coverage
Decisions like these underscore why we must take very seriously our personal duty to vote with the mind of the Church and to encourage others to do the same. Below are several free resources for you to make use of this week and to share with others.
- Johnnette Discussed Voting with a Well Formed Catholic Concience on Today's Women of Grace Live Radio Program
- The Big Myths About Marriage: What Science, Faith, and Philosophy Tell Us About Marriage with Professor Christopher Kaczor and Father Scott Borgman
- The Fight for Marriage with Mary Jo Anderson and William B. May
- The New Judiciary: Renegade Judges
- Casting a Catholic Ballot CD Set2020 Issues for Catholic Voters - Downloadable PDF
- 2020 Issues for Catholic Voters - Downloadable PDF