Christian Baker Must Make Cakes Celebrating Gay Marriage, Appeals Court Rules
Ken McIntyre, The Daily Signal
A custom cake baker in suburban Denver can’t cite his religious convictions in declining to make a wedding cake for two men, a Colorado appeals court ruled today.
For Catholic Relief Services’ Carolyn Woo, capitalism isn’t all bad
Michael O’Loughlin, Crux
Make no mistake about it: Carolyn Woo is a Pope Francis fan. She has met him several times, even traveling to Rome earlier this summer to help him unveil his major work on the environment. But when it comes to economics, the former business school dean and head of one of the world’s largest anti-poverty NGOs winces a bit when the pope rails against capitalism — as he’s done on more than a few occasions.
To fix the US prison system, give every inmate the daily newspaper
Chandra Bozelko, Quartz
Newspapers were different for me, at least while the prison library at Connecticut’s York Correctional Institute still carried them. Better than any book, newspapers were lifesavers that pulled me closer to shore because each new edition marked a new day, an invitation to rejoin a world that kept moving while I was inside.
The Stakes of Free Exercise
Michael Stokes Paulsen, Public Discourse
The Free Exercise Clause creates a unique type of constitutional liberty—a substantive freedom that limits the extent to which government can interfere with religious freedom.