Religious Freedom

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.

July 9, 2014

Cardinal Dolan: N.Y. Times Adds to Long History of Anti-Catholic Bigotry in the U.S.

The New York archbishop said in a July editorial that the ad suggests that the justices’ Catholic faith makes it impossible for them ‘to protect the cherished Constitution they have sworn on a Bible to uphold.’

July 7, 2014

Register Radio - Religious Liberty Edition

July 1, 2014

Keeping Women's Well-Being Front and Center

June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood in 5-4 Decision

Legal experts are divided on the decision’s implications for HHS lawsuits brought by religious nonprofits.

June 30, 2014

EWTN Granted Emergency Relief From HHS Contraception Mandate

The decision from the Atlanta-based 11th Circuit Court of Appeals allows the Catholic network to pursue its case in court against the federal government.

June 30, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby in HHS Case

In the closely watched decision, the high court ruled 5-4 this morning that closely held corporations cannot be required to provide contraception coverage.

June 24, 2014

Archbishop Lori: The Church Must Be Free to Imitate Christ Through Service

The Baltimore archbishop encouraged the faithful to cultivate the gift of charity through the Eucharist.

June 13, 2014

European Court: Teacher Bound by 'Duty of Loyalty to the Catholic Church'

The European Court of Human Rights supported a Spanish bishop who did not renew a teacher’s contract because the teacher publicly opposed the Church discipline of priestly celibacy.

June 11, 2014

U.S. Bishops Unanimously Reauthorize Religious-Liberty Initiative

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June 11, 2014

What Has Happened to the United Nations?

COMMENTARY: The international body is becoming more and more a machine that fashions the language of human rights into a weapon of religious oppression.

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 14, 2014

Case of German Home-School Family Cause for Celebration and Concern

American home-schooling groups are happy that the Romeike family avoided deportation, but worry the U.S. government’s handling of the situation sends a mixed message on home-schoolers’ rights.

March 5, 2014

Ukrainian Priest Discusses His Homeland and the Perils of the Russian Presence in Crimea

A Register interview with Father Yuriy Sakvuk of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.

January 14, 2014

‘USA Today’ to Obama: Leave the Little Sisters Alone

The daily newspaper’s editors call the administration’s effort ‘a political loser.’

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 18, 2013

National Organization for Marriage Sues IRS for Disclosure of Tax Returns

The lawyer for the organization says the measure is ‘in order to discover who committed these felonies against us and then hopefully get them prosecuted as a deterrent to future abuse by IRS officials.’

October 16, 2013

Government Allows Contract Priest to Celebrate Mass on Naval Base

One day after a lawsuit was filed in federal court challenging the suspension of Sunday Mass at the base, Justice Department attorneys said the priest could return.

October 11, 2013

Bill Introduced to Reveal Abortion Charges in Insurance Exchanges

The legislation was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and co-sponsored by 70 other members of the House.

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