President Barack Obama

July 21, 2014

U.S. Bishops: Practicing Religion in Public Is Not Discrimination

Archbishops Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, William Lori of Baltimore and Thomas Wenski of Miami, and Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo, N.Y., penned a blog post that said the U.S. should move to eliminate all unjust discrimination and to protect religious freedom.

April 4, 2014

Obama Urged to Create Envoy for Religious Minorities After Papal Meeting

Of special concern to Rep. Frank Wolf, who wrote the March 27 letter appealing to the president, were those in the Middle East and south-central Asia.

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 26, 2014

The Pope, the President and the Blind Spot

COMMENTARY: The solution to abortion is not to ‘agree to disagree.’

March 12, 2014

Group of 200 Catholic Employers Sues to Block HHS Mandate

The lawsuit, from an association that represents more than 19,000 employees nationwide, charges that the Affordable Care Act compels the violation of religious beliefs.

January 24, 2014

U.S.-Holy See Relations at 30

Three decades of diplomatic partnership were celebrated at a Vatican gathering — as well as the rich history beforehand.

December 19, 2013

‘Extreme’ Judicial Appointee Confirmed to Key Court Position

The confirmation of Judge Cornelia 'Nina' Pillard to the federal appellate court draws concern over her record on abortion and religious freedom.

October 30, 2013

Pope Francis Hits 10 Million Twitter Followers

Although President Barack Obama still has more followers on the popular social-media site, the Holy Father’s tweets show a much wider reach.

October 1, 2013

Obamacare’s Abortion Mandate Gets Ready to Go

Planned Parenthood and other players in the U.S. abortion industry could profit from tens of thousands of taxpayer-subsidized abortions.

September 11, 2013

The Francis Effect: New Proposals Give Peace a Chance in Syria

President Obama makes his case for armed intervention in a televised address, but backs away from requesting swift congressional authorization for a military strike.

September 6, 2013

Pope Francis and the Church’s Witness Against War

COMMENTARY

August 29, 2013

Holy See Urges U.S. to Seek Peaceful Resolution to Syria Crisis

Pope Francis said meeting and dialogue, not confrontation, offer the most hopeful option.

August 20, 2013

Catholic League Petition Demands End to HHS Mandate

The organization’s president, Bill Donohue, argues the Obama administration must scrap the HHS mandate now that repeated fixes have failed.

August 5, 2013

U.S. Senate Approves Ex-Catholic Relief Services Chief to Vatican Ambassador Post

Ken Hackett says he believes U.S. government and the Holy See can ‘really make a difference’ by working together on shared priorities.

July 25, 2013

Lawyer Brothers Sue to Overturn HHS’ Contraception Mandate

Michael and Shaun Willis are the latest to file a lawsuit alleging the federal government has violated their constitutional right to religious freedom.

July 12, 2013

Vietnam President's U.S. Visit Shines Spotlight on Human Rights

Congressional statement highlights concerns.

July 11, 2013

Report Sees New Hostility to Religion in U.S. Military Policy

The Family Research Council's report notes that pressure to impose ’a secular, anti-religious culture’ has intensified over the last six years.

July 9, 2013

U.S. Bishops: Concerns Remain Over Final Contraception Mandate

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York explains in a July 3 statement that, based on a preliminary analysis of the mandate, there’s no reason for the Church to stop fighting for religious freedom.

June 14, 2013

Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Protecting Soldiers’ Conscience Rights

The presidential move is the latest in a string of incidents that have generated concern among Catholics and other Christian leaders.

April 19, 2013

A Gathering of Prayer, Exhortation and Inspiration in Boston

Religious and civic leaders gathered with everyday Americans at a prayer service at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross.

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