First Amendment

Thumbnail church credit orangecatteam shutterstock cna An old anti-Catholic law has resurfaced in Georgia

Atlanta, Ga., Jan 3, 2017 / 07:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An amendment from the 1870s that was once used to target Catholics is now being invoked in...

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Thumbnail archbishop william e lori of baltimore credit archdiocese of baltimore cna Archbishop Lori: Religious liberty protections 'a victory for all Americans'

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Religious Liberty says that expanded religious liberty protections in the federal contraception mandate...

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Thumbnail prayer faith church palm sunday rome march 24 2013 credit alan holdren cna cna 3 25 13 6 Ariz. town urged to stop discriminating against houses of worship

Local government restrictions in Gilbert, Arizona are threatening the protection of religious speech by limiting signs promoting houses of worship...

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Thumbnail damage caused by hurricane harvey in tx credit amfphotography shutterstock cna Barred from disaster relief, damaged Texas churches sue government

Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency, claiming they have been denied disaster...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 122538763 California LGBT student bill modified for religious schools

A California bill for LGBT students that threatened to withhold government grants from religious schools has been modified after the bill was seen...

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Thumbnail american flag and church credit martin via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 3 1 16 Court sides with NY archdiocese in major religious liberty decision

New York City, N.Y., Jul 14, 2017 / 05:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal court ruled Friday that the Archdiocese of New York had the right not to...

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Thumbnail thurgood marshall us courthouse home of the us court of appeals for the second circuit credit ken lund via flickr cc by sa 20 cna us catholic news 10 18 12 Court upholds ban on religious services in NYC public schools

A federal appeals court has upheld a New York City policy prohibiting religious services in public school buildings, a decision critics said...

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Thumbnail bridal flowers credit clotee allochuku via flickr cc by 20 cna 6 3 15 Florist takes religious liberty case to US Supreme Court

Yakima, Wash., Jul 14, 2017 / 04:32 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Flower shop owner Barronelle Stutzman is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect her from...

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Thumbnail us constitution credit kim davies via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna Free speech protects printer from promoting gay pride fest, Ky. court rules

Lexington, Ky., May 16, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Backers of a print shop owner who declined to print gay pride T-shirts because of his...

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Thumbnail homeless sleepingbag cna size Here’s what would happen if America's Catholic outreach disappeared

A few months ago, Erin McCroy was walking the streets of Denver with Murphy, a 20-something missionary with Christ in the City, an outreach for...

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Thumbnail farmers market credit unsplash cna Lawsuit says farmer's market wrongly barred Catholic farmer

Lansing, Mich., Jun 1, 2017 / 08:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic farmer Steve Tennes says the city of East Lansing, Mich. illegally barred his...

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Thumbnail shutterstock stocksnapper Legal counsel: Religious freedom never justifies abuse

Indianapolis, Ind., Sep 2, 2016 / 04:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Indiana woman who allegedly beat her 7-year-old with a coat hanger is citing...

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Thumbnail american flag and church credit jim lopes via wwwshutterstockcom cna 3 1 16 Religious leaders: sexual orientation laws threaten freedom

Washington D.C., Dec 14, 2016 / 09:50 am (CNA/EWTN News).- It’s time to end coercion against those who recognize marriage as a union of one man and...

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Thumbnail outside 12 of the supreme court in washington dc during the courts ruling in favor of legalizing gay marriage on june 26 2015 credit addie mena cna 6 26 15 Supreme Court rules in favor of church in crucial First Amendment case

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2017 / 11:32 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In one of the biggest religious cases of the term, the US Supreme Court on Monday ruled...

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