Human Rights

July 11, 2014

Vatican’s New U.N. Observer to Face Key Challenges

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June 24, 2014

Report: Christian Woman Re-Arrested at Airport in Sudan

Despite pressure and threats of death, Meriam Ibrahim refused to renounce her Christian faith while in prison.

March 27, 2014

Pope Francis, President Obama Discuss Religious Freedom, Life Issues and Immigration Reform

The 52-minute meeting also touched upon human trafficking and conflict resolution.

March 19, 2014

Cardinal Encourages Lenten Prayers for Venezuela

Student protesters' clashes with national guard have resulted in the deaths of 29 people.

February 28, 2014

Belgium’s Child-Euthanasia Move Deplored as ‘Unbelievable’

Members of the Pontifical Academy for Life convened Feb. 20-21 for a workshop on aging and disability at the Pontifical Augustinianum University.

February 19, 2014

Ukraine at the Breaking Point: 26 Dead, but Spirit Undefeated

As protesters face off against armed riot police in Kiev, Church leaders in Ukraine and the U.S. express support for the beleaguered anti-government 'Euromaidan Movement.'

February 8, 2014

U.N. Committee to Vatican: Change Church Teaching

Catholic experts on how the U.N. operates say this week’s controversial report demonstrates the out-of-control radicalism of the committees that monitor United Nations treaties.

February 7, 2014

The New Rights at the U.N. Are Dead Wrong

COMMENTARY: The current stance of the Committee on the Rights of the Child reflects a worrisome shift in all the developed nations of the world — including the United States.

February 6, 2014

Four-Year-Old Girl Asks Belgian King to Block Euthanasia of Children

The parents of Jessica Saba, 4, who was born with a heart defect, fear that parents of children born with disabilities will ‘give up too early’ if child-euthanasia laws are passed.

October 21, 2013

Modern Slave Trade Has Many Faces, Human-Rights Authority Says

The newly issued Global Slavery Index shows that more than 75% of the world’s human trafficking occurs in 10 countries, with Mauritania the worst.

August 7, 2013

U.S. Failing to Address Terror Against Nigerian Christians, Warns Expert

Despite the attacks on Christians by allies of al Qaeda, the U.S. State Department has not taken strong measures in Nigeria.

April 12, 2013

Blind Activist Appeals to U.S. Over China’s Human-Rights Abuses

The human-rights lawyer attracted the anger of Chinese authorities when he spoke out against China’s one-child policy.

October 2, 2012

Loyola (L.A.) Law Students Support IVF in Legal Brief

The students’ brief ignores Catholic moral objections to the embryo-killing medical practice.

June 30, 2011

State Department vs. Catholic Countries

Response to the U.S. foreign-policy agenda on homosexual rights in the wake of recent speech by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

June 25, 2011

Israeli Ambassador Praises Pope Pius XII, Transubstantiation, Adoratio 2011, and much more!

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June 22, 2011

Obama and the United Nations

Is the current administration responsible for first U.N. homosexual-rights resolution?

June 3, 2011

Congress Takes on 'Gendercide'

Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., leads call to combat China's one-child policy that jeopardizes baby girls. India is also of concern.

May 28, 2011

Penalized for Putting ‘Best Interest of the Child’ First

Treating Children Like Pets / Why homosexual adoption in Illinois is a travesty: a guest commentary.

December 1, 2009

Health-Care Reform and the Right to Life