Religious Freedom

April 28, 2012

Sebelius Says She Sought Religious 'Balance,' But Ignored Key Precedents

April 27, 2012

Bishop Jenky’s Assessment of Religious Liberty Battle Raises Question About Historical Analogy

Notre Dame professor critical of colleagues’ letter calling for bishop’s resignation.

April 20, 2012

A Spiritual Reflection on Religious Liberty and the Rights of Conscience

Text of Mother Agnes Mary Donovan’s remarks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, April 19, in Washington, D.C.

April 18, 2012

Bishops Appeal Court Ruling, Attempt to Restore Government Contracts for Trafficking Program

Archbishops Gomez and Lori warn that other faith-based programs will be affected by the ruling.

April 17, 2012

Archbishop Chaput: Evangelization Is 'Obligation of the Gospel'

Philadelphia's Church leader and author of A Heart on Fire: Catholic Witness and the Next America says: 'If we’re not somehow bringing others to Jesus Christ, we’re missing the point of our baptism.'

April 13, 2012

Actor Andy Garcia Fights for Religious Freedom in 'For Greater Glory'

The true story of the Cristero Army's epic battle against the Mexican government's persecution of Catholics is a timely tale.

April 12, 2012

Excerpts From 'Our First, Most Cherished Liberty'

New USCCB statement on religious liberty: 'What is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free ... society — or whether the state alone will determine who gets to contribute to the common good.'

April 12, 2012

Bishops Issue Statement on Religious Liberty

'An unjust law cannot be obeyed,' they state, in face of growing threats to freedom.

April 10, 2012

Xavier University Cancels Contraception Coverage

Standing up for Church teaching, Jesuit college president stirs up some opposition among faculty, while many others in the Catholic community applaud the decision.

April 10, 2012

Catholic Clergy Continue to Speak Out Against HHS Mandate

Cardinal Dolan spoke on Sunday-morning TV about the need for faith in the public square, and a Virginia priest advises Catholics to follow St. Thomas More's example in the conscience fight.

April 6, 2012

U.K. Businesses Given Okay to Ban Crosses Worn by Employees

Two women will have their religious discrimination case heard at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France.

April 5, 2012

State of Washington Will Appeal Ruling That Recognized Pharmacists’ Conscience Rights

Pro-life leader fears losing 'the nation we love' as state demands encroach freedom.

April 5, 2012

HHS-Religious Freedom Battle Yields Unexpected Rewards

Obama administration might not have anticipated it, but fight over ‘contraception mandate’ has given Pope Paul VI’s teaching new life.

April 4, 2012

Conscience Exemption for Me but Not for Thee

April 8 issue column on the fight for religious freedom in America.

April 4, 2012

Bishops Reiterate That Mandate Recommendations Are ‘Radically Flawed’

A new USCCB memo states that 'protecting a religious organization from being forced to act in conflict with its teaching by depriving it of the ability to act at all is no way to serve religious freedom.'

April 3, 2012

The Greatest Joy in the World

April 8 issue In Person: Baltimore Archbishop-Designate William Lori Reflects on Prayer and Priesthood

March 29, 2012

Vanderbilt Catholic Group Will Leave Campus Over University Policy

The group says it will become an off-campus ministry following implementation of policy which bars the group from requiring its leaders to be Catholic.

March 23, 2012

Pope Arrives in Mexico, Highlights Religious Freedom

March 23, 2012

350 Stand Up for Religious Freedom in Central Minnesota

350 Gather on Cathedral Stairs

March 21, 2012

Catholic Colleges Upset by HHS Rule Requiring Student Health Plans to Comply With Mandate

The latest news on the administration's 'accommodation,' including more pro-life concerns.

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