Religious Freedom

November 22, 2011

Defending Religious Freedom at Home — and Abroad

News Analysis: Church leaders discover that the ‘first freedom’ isn’t what it used to be.

November 18, 2011

The Supreme Court and Obamacare

As Catholics and pro-lifers welcome the news that the high court will take up the health-care issue, the future remains murky.

November 18, 2011

Register Radio: USCCB Meeting and Religious Freedom

Editor Joan Frawley Desmond and Belmont Abbey College President Dr. William Thierfelder

November 16, 2011

New Law Leads to Catholic Charities Casualty in Illinois

One agency breaks from diocese in order to continue adoptions and foster-care placement under civil union law, which prohibits discrimination against same-sex couples.

November 15, 2011

Archbishop Chaput: 'Religious Freedom Should Be an Election-Year Issue'

November 15, 2011

U.S. Bishops Establish Permanent Subcommittee on Health Care Issues

More on Nov. 14 USCCB vote.

November 15, 2011

Cardinal Wuerl on Religious Freedom, Threats to Marriage, and Welcoming Anglicans Into the Church

U.S. Anglican ordinariate will be official on Jan. 1.

November 14, 2011

More From Bishop Lori on Religious Freedom

November 11, 2011

Maryland Bishops: Thank God for Religious Liberty

'Everyone has the right to live in accordance with his or her particular religious beliefs,' they stated in recent letter.

November 10, 2011

Bishop Lori: 'Place of God and the Place of Organized Religion ... Has Begun to Erode'

U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty will meet for the first time Nov. 13.

November 8, 2011

Syriac Catholic Patriarch Warns West of Sectarian Violence in Middle East

Don’t be ‘naive’ about Arab Spring, says Ignatius Joseph III Younan of Antioch.

November 5, 2011

Avoiding Fatal Attractions, To Be Black and Catholic, Half-Truths and IVF, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

November 1, 2011

Bishops Urge Senate to Reauthorize Religious-Freedom Commission

'Today the mission of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is more important than ever,' said Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y.

October 31, 2011

Back to Black, A Catholic Halloween, Lodovico da Viadana, Rising Hollywood Biblical Films, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

October 27, 2011

Bishop to Congress: 'Illegal Conditions' Placed on Religious Providers of Services

Bishop Lori, chairman of USCCB religious liberty committee, backs bills protecting First Amendment rights.

October 17, 2011

HHS Ends Contract With Church Program for Trafficking Victims, Stressing Need for Contraception

A former director of the HHS trafficking program argues that contraceptives may facilitate coercive prostitution.

October 14, 2011

China's Population Control Continues

Nation’s economic clout grows in the face of its 1-child policy and persistent religious persecution.

October 14, 2011

U.S. Bishops and Other Catholic Groups Issue Ad Opposing HHS Mandate

Oct. 11 statement ran in Politico and The Hill in Washington: 'Support access to health care? Protect conscience rights.'

October 14, 2011

Obama Administration Defunds Bishops' Migration and Refugee Services Work

Grant funding cut to the USCCB's campaign against human trafficking after ACLU challenge related to the Church's opposition to abortion and contraception.

October 11, 2011

Supreme Court to Decide Issue of Women Priests?

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