Religious Freedom

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!

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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?

October 11, 2011

Possible Development in Youcef Nadarkhani Case

Vatican and international diplomatic efforts may have delayed execution for minister who refused to recant Christianity.

October 10, 2011

Family and Marriage on Trial

Chilean human-rights case involving lesbian relationship could have far-reaching effect.

October 6, 2011

Of Rosaries and Wars

October 6, 2011

St. Ambrose, Religious Freedom, Atheist Convert, Eugenics, Machiavelli, and much more!

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October 5, 2011

"Darn Tootin'!" Obama Brags on His Thuggish Contraception Policy

October 5, 2011

Crusader Myths, Contraceptives Double Risk of AIDS, The Spaghetti Monster, and much more!

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October 5, 2011

Is Amanda Knox Catholic, Tim Tebow and Christophobia, Dorothy Day's Granddaughter, and more!

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September 22, 2011

Bishops Tell President Obama to Stop Anti-Defense of Marriage Act Efforts

Archbishop Dolan: 'I urge yet again that your administration end its campaign against DOMA, the institution of marriage it protects, and religious freedom.'

September 22, 2011

Benedict XVI Begins Historic Visit to Germany

September 21, 2011

Improving Your Prayer, Matthew or Levi?, Mystical Interpretations of the Hours, and much more!

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September 1, 2011

Bishops' Conference Attorneys Submit Official Comment Criticizing HHS Contraception Mandate

Department action entails 'nationwide coercion of religious people and groups,' general counsel says.

August 30, 2011

More Opposition to Contraception Mandate Comes From Obama-Supporting Catholics

Group of professors known for supporting the administration's policies calls for revisions.

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