Religious Freedom

June 8, 2012

Americans Stand Up for Religious Freedom on Bill of Rights’ Anniversary

Rallies draw more than 75,000 people to protest HHS ‘contraceptive mandate.’

June 5, 2012

Pope's Timely Advice on Essence of a Good Ruler

June 1, 2012

For Greater Glory: How a Largely Unknown Story Became an Epic Film

Producer, director, actors discuss their roles in bringing the Cristero history to the big screen.

May 31, 2012

Canada’s Catholic Leaders Issue Wake-Up Call on Religious Liberty

Letter on ‘most fundamental right’ seen as sign that bishops are becoming ‘bellicose.’

May 30, 2012

Mary Ann Glendon Appointed to U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

Harvard law professor has new liberty-focused role.

May 29, 2012

SDG Reviews 'For Greater Glory'

¡Viva Cristo Rey! Epic film celebrates a historic Catholic struggle for religious freedom that resonates with our own times.

May 25, 2012

Robert George Connects Conscience and Religion Rights at National Religious Freedom Conference

Princeton scholar spoke of 'first freedom' May 24.

May 24, 2012

Let Freedom Ring!

Archbishop Lori delivers address on the challenge to religious liberty the nation now faces and what is being done in response.

May 23, 2012

Arizona Passes Exemption for Religious Employers

The law, signed by Gov. Jan Brewer, seeks to better protect religious liberty if federal 'contraceptive mandate' is struck down.

May 21, 2012

Unprecedented Legal Action Takes HHS Mandate Battle to the Courts

Bishops say the federal law is still 'unjust' and 'coercive,' as 43 Catholic dioceses and institutions file lawsuits May 21.

May 18, 2012

Sebelius Speaks at Georgetown Despite Protests

HHS secretary refers to JFK speech on religion and politics, as she encourages students to embrace public service.

May 17, 2012

Installed at Baltimore’s Cathedral, Archbishop Lori Draws Line in Sand for Courageous Faith

‘We must be loyal Americans by being bold and courageous Catholics,’ he states, as the U.S. bishops formally rejected Obama’s proposed ‘accommodation’ to the HHS mandate.

May 15, 2012

'Catholic Standard' Calls Georgetown's Sebelius Invite 'Disappointing'

The Archdiocese of Washington's newspaper stated: 'When the vision guiding university choices does not clearly reflect the light of the Gospel and authentic Catholic teaching, there are, of course, disappointing results.'

May 15, 2012

Bishop Morlino Criticizes Georgetown Invitation to HHS Secretary Sebelius

The bishop said those involved in Catholic education should be 'witnesses and not just teachers,' and he warned that Georgetown's actions are 'teaching the people by what we do the opposite of what we say.'

May 14, 2012

Cardinal Dolan: 'The Law of the Gift' and a Truly Catholic University

As the Georgetown controversy continues, the president of the U.S. bishops' conference argues that academic freedom is compatible with an authentic Catholic identity.

May 10, 2012

At Georgetown, Most Professors Critical of Ryan Fail to Sign Letter Protesting Sebelius Visit

Patrick Deneen gets signature of one colleague, but no response from nearly 90 others.

May 9, 2012

Legatus Files Suit Against HHS Mandate

Catholic CEO group is latest group to sue over religious freedom.

May 8, 2012

Sebelius at Georgetown — A Shot Across the Bow of the Bishops?

Professor initiates letter campaign to rescind the invitation for the HHS secretary to speak at a graduation event.

May 4, 2012

Daily Show Jon Stewart FAIL on HHS Mandate

May 3, 2012

What Does This Year's National Day of Prayer Proclamation Mean?

Since 1952, every U.S. president has signed a National Day of Prayer proclamation calling on Americans to give thanks for their blessings and seek divine guidance for the future. May 3, 2012, is the 61st annual observance.

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