The Ethics and Public Policy Center is today filing a Supreme Court amicus brief in the pending HHS mandate cases. EPPC’s brief thoroughly refutes the Obama administration’s claim that for-profit corporations are inherently incapable of an “exercise of religion” for purposes of the protections afforded by the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.
The Catholic Social Teaching App puts the social teaching of the Catholic Church in the palm of your hand. By bringing together Church documents with news and commentary and an expansive search function that allows you to cross-reference both, EPPC’s new app is a great resource for politicians, journalists, teachers, students, and anyone who wishes to better understand the Church’s teaching on issues of economics, politics, and culture. This free app is available for iPhone and iPad.
The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin’s new book, published this week, explores the origins of today’s left/right divide by examining the views of the men who shaped that debate at its outset: Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine.
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel’s essay below from the Wall Street Journal is yet another illustration of the broad audience that EPPC scholars are reaching.
Wall Street Journal
Pope Francis the Revolutionary
Nine months into his papacy, the pontiff has made clear his aim to restore the church’s original evangelical passion.
By George Weigel
November 29, 2013
In today’s Wall Street Journal, EPPC Hertog Fellow Yuval Levin and AEI Visiting Fellow Ramesh Ponnuru argue that conservatives now have a prime opportunity to offer a “credible alternative” to ObamaCare that would actually solve the serious problems of the health-care system—and prevent a further lurch to the left if the current law fails.