Religious Liberty

Thumbnail shutterstock hug cna size A bizarre ruling in Colombia bans civic prayer...and hugs

In what's been labeled an “absurd” move, a judge in Colombia has banned prayer and “fraternal hugs” at the start of Cartagena city council sessions...

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Thumbnail catholic school children in the diocese of arlington virginia credit diocese of arlington 2 cna us catholic news 7 12 12 Advocates advise that First Amendment protects school choice

Faith-based schools should not be excluded from Colorado's educational choice programs, according to a brief filed by attorneys in a case which is...

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Thumbnail capitol at sunset credit vgm8383 via flickr cc by nc 20 cna 5 Advocates chide US – stop ignoring religiously-motivated violence

The U.S. must recognize all causes of religious freedom abuses around the world – including religious motivations where they exist, experts told...

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Thumbnail us capitol credit trekandshoot shutterstock cna After 'Catholic Spring' email leak, US bishops warn American ideals at risk

Washington D.C., Oct 14, 2016 / 11:56 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Following a leaked email from prominent political actors about a possible “Catholic...

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Thumbnail gomez col 1 1 After the Hobby Lobby case

The U.S. Supreme Court made a good decision this week in recognizing that Hobby Lobby’s owners can follow their religious beliefs and conscience in...

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Thumbnail shutterstock 126388286 After Trinity Lutheran

Will a preschool kids’ playground turn out to be the path that leads to ending a historic form of discrimination against church-sponsored schools...

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Thumbnail cemetery credit peter griffin cc0 10 cna 3 25 15 A grave problem – NJ ban on religious headstone sales could violate constitution

A New Jersey law crafted to ban the Archdiocese of Newark from selling cemetery headstones might not pass muster under judicial review, according...

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Thumbnail outside 13 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 A hopeful sign? New development in the Little Sisters' court case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked for parties in the Little Sisters’ case to submit alternative means, if possible, of ensuring contraceptive...

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Thumbnail rabbi david saperstein in davos switzerland january 25 2013 credit world economic forum via flickr cc by nc sa 20 cna 12 15 14 A long vacancy: Controversial religious freedom diplomat takes helm

The U.S. Senate voted 61-36 on Friday to confirm Rabbi David Saperstein as the next U.S. Ambassador at-large for International Religious Freedom. ...

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Thumbnail american flag and church credit martin via flickr cc by nc nd 20 cna 3 1 16 Americans think religious freedom is a big priority

New Haven, Conn., Jan 9, 2017 / 09:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious freedom continues to enjoy strong backing from most Americans, a new survey...

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Thumbnail zimbabwe flag credit harvey barrison via flickr cc by sa 20 cna Amid protests, Zimbabwe's Christian leaders band together to speak out

Harare, Zimbabwe, Jul 22, 2016 / 04:54 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In Zimbabwe, there are protests against the government and officials’ harsh treatment...

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Thumbnail indiana state capitol credit jimmy emerson dvm via flickr cc by nc nd 20 filter added cna Amid religious freedom concerns, relief over Indiana bill's failure

An Indiana anti-discrimination bill failed in the state senate because it would have proved disastrous for religious freedom, one legal expert has...

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Thumbnail the dirksen federal building in chicago home to the united states court of appeals for the seventh circuit credit ken lund via flickr cc by sa 20 cna A new civil rights ruling may create religious liberty problems

Chicago, Ill., Apr 6, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Both employers and employees who don’t believe marriage is an institution between a man and...

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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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As bishops warn of current threats to religious liberty in the United States, Catholics can take heart that such challenges have faced them before,...

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Thumbnail archbishop charles chaput of philadelphia speaks at the vatican press office march 25 2014 credit daniel ibanez cna 3 cna 6 8 16 Archbishop Chaput warns of 'drastically' unjust Pennsylvania bill

A proposed Pennsylvania bill unfairly targets religious entities over public institutions – despite its claim to aid sex abuse victims,  says...

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Thumbnail archbishop william lori credit knights of columbus cna us catholic news 6 12 12 Archbishop: Church must be free to imitate Christ through service

Catholics are seeking the freedom to serve in response to Christ’s love in the Eucharist, said the archbishop of Baltimore at the start of the 2014...

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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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