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'Anti-Catholic Bigotry' Concerns as
Judicial Nominee Questioned about Faith
WASHINGTON, DC, September 7, 2017 -- A Catholic nominee to a federal circuit court faced hostile questions about her faith from U.S. senators on Wednesday, prompting outrage from Catholic leaders.


US State Department
Recognizes ISIS Genocide
WASHINGTON, DC, August 15, 2017 -- Religious freedom advocates were heartened by the State Department recognizing in its annual religious freedom report released Tuesday the genocide of Christians by the Islamic State.


Vatican Official, at UN,
Emphasizes ‘Right to Remain in One’s Homeland'
NEW YORK, July 25, 2017, (Catholic World News) A Vatican official addressed a UN meeting on migrants and development and emphasized “the right to remain in one’s homeland in dignity, peace, and security.”


Basuki Tjahaja Purnama ["Ahok"] on trial for blasphemyIndonesian Christian Governor
On Trial for Blasphemy
JAKARTA, December 7, 2016  -- The Christian governor of Jakarta, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama ["Ahok"] will be taken to trial on December 13 by the North Jakarta District Court for the case of alleged blasphemy against him, and that last month caused mass demonstrations by his opponents and supporters in Indonesia. 



US Bishops Throw Support Behind
Conscience Protections on Marriage
WASHINGTON, DC, July 14, 2016 -- Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections to individuals and faith-based organizations who disagree with same-sex marriage.


A Voice Missing from the Synod:
Faithful Catholics with
Same-sex Attraction
DETROIT, MI, August 13, 2015 -- When presenters addressed last year’s Synod of Bishops to discuss challenges facing the family, there was one group who voice was absent – those with same-sex attraction living chastely.


Ahead of Supreme Court Marriage Decision
States Act to Protect Religious Freedom
WASHINGTON, DC, June 16, 2015 -- As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to deliver a ruling that could lead to sweeping changes in the definition of marriage nationwide, two states have enacted new legal protections for those with religious objections to recognizing same-sex ‘marriages.’


How the Supreme Court's
Hijab Decision

Helps Faith in the Workplace
WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 3, 2015 -- Many religious believers will benefit from the Supreme Court’s Monday decision that a clothing store wrongly discriminated against a prospective employee whose Muslim beliefs required her to wear a hijab, one legal expert has said.


‘We are Living an
Ecumenism of Blood’

Pope Says to Phoenix
Unity Celebration in Video

PHOENIX, AZ - May 25, 2015 (Catholic World News) -- Pope Francis sent a video message to the Celebration of Christian Unity, an event that took place on May 23 at the Phoenix Convention Center.


As Storm Brews,
San Francisco Archbishop Strikes Back
At School Guideline Critics
SAN FRANCISCO, February 20, 2015 -- Politicians have targeted San Francisco Catholic schools’ teacher standards, but Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone says they are a matter of Catholic mission and common sense.


The Irony in Anti-discrimination –
Why Catholic Bishops
Won't Back ENDA Even with religious freedom provisions added, LGBT discrimination laws are unlikely to draw support from Catholic bishops because they could in fact lead to discrimination against religious groups, analysts explained.


USCCB Chairmen Strongly Endorse The Inclusion Act

WASHINGTON, August 13, 2014 –- Three chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) gave their strong support for the Child Welfare Provider Inclusion Act of 2014, which was introduced on July 30 by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) in the U.S. House of Representatives and Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) in the U.S. Senate.




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