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Lawyer: Colo. Baker
Forced to Choose
Between Faith, Work
-- A commission’s ruling that Colorado baker Jack Phillips must bake same-sex “wedding” cakes forces him to choose between violating his conscience and supporting his family, the baker’s lawyer said.


Legal Groups Offer
Free Analysis in Wake of
Mozilla Head's Resignation
- After the resignation of a Silicon Valley CEO following an uproar over his defense of marriage, two firms are providing free legal analysis to anyone suffering at work for opposing a redefinition of marriage.


Rev. James Schall, SJ

Why Silencing Christians
Will Continue
WASHINGTON, DC, April 24, 2014 -- The number of subjects we cannot talk about in public discourse are rapidly multiplying. The older notion of “free speech” as a search for the truth through reasonable argument is being replaced. We no longer want to hear speech if it “offends” someone’s feelings or self-defined identity. We would rather “just get along” than to have to decide about the truth of any issue or confront the consequences of its violation.


PROVIDE FEEDBACK
TO MOZILLA

-- Critics slammed Web browser Firefox's announcement that CEO Brendan Eich resigned in wake of controversy surrounding his support of traditional marriage, calling the move intolerant of free speech. 


Vatican: UN Oversteps Its
Boundaries in Report Conclusions
-- In a statement released by the Vatican, Fr. Federico Lombardi criticized the U.N. child protection committee for its tone and “lack of desire” to recognize the Holy See’s efforts in protecting children.



SCOTUS

Supreme Court Term Touches on
Prolifer Rights, Prayer,
and Religious Liberty

-- The 2013-2014 Supreme Court term, which began Oct. 7, will address several prominent issues in the public square, including freedom of speech for pro-life demonstrations, prayer in legislative settings, and religious freedom.


Priest Sues After
DOD Locks Down ‘Holy Eucharist’
Forbids Mass for 2nd Week
WASHINGTON, DC, October 15, 2013 (CNSNews.com) -- The Obama administration is continuing to prohibit approximately 50 Catholic priests from saying Mass and administering other sacraments at U.S. military facilities around the world, according to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services.




German Raid on
Home-Schooling Family
Draws Condemnation
-- German officials’ seizure of four home-schooled children last week prompted strong objections from American home-schooling advocates who say the country’s ban on the educational practice violates human rights.


-- A leading religious freedom lawyer says the HHS mandate controversy involves whether government can force businesses and their owners to disregard their own values as they seek to make a living.


-- A major U.S. law enforcement operation, which saved over 100 minors from prostitution rings and arrested over 150, drew praise from a congressman known for toughening laws against sex trafficking.


Proclaim Wisdom Of Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop ChaputThe Church Boldly,
Exhorts Archbishop Chaput

WASHINGTON DC, July 9, 2013--While the search for knowledge is universal, spanning all times and places, true wisdom is found in the Church and points us towards salvation in Christ, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.


Bishops Say Concerns Remain Catholics For The Common Good Cardinal Dolan
Over Final Contraception Mandate

WASHINGTON DC, July 8, 2013--After an initial analysis of the finalized HHS mandate, the U.S. bishops are warning that despite changes, the regulation still threatens the Church’s ability “to carry out the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ.”




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