July 22, 2011

La. monks win right to build, sell caskets

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NEW ORLEANS (RNS) A federal judge on Thursday (July 21) said a state law that limits the sale of caskets to licensed funeral directors and establishments is unconstitutional. The ruling came in a case brought by the monks at St. Joseph Abbey in Covington, La., who alleged the law amounted to unconstitutional economic protectionism for […]

  • Deacon Jim Stagg

    Hooray for the monks!