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How threats to religious freedom could harm unaccompanied minors

Feb 24, 2015 - 03:45 pm .- Catholic and Evangelical humanitarian agencies are among the U.S. groups responding to the massive influx of unaccompanied minors from Latin America, but a new federal rule could require them to refer the children for abortion or lose their grants.

Bi-national gathering aims to build bridges, promote pro-life values

Feb 23, 2015 - 07:10 pm .- Wading into the deep-seated topics of family, marriage, and religious freedom, the Catholic dioceses of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez will host a first-of-its-kind joint congress in April.

New religious freedom official: the time for action is now

Feb 23, 2015 - 07:05 pm .- The new U.S. religious freedom ambassador wasted no time emphasizing the urgency of his mission as he was sworn in on Feb. 20.  

For Coptic Christians, threat of martyrdom is part of daily life

Feb 22, 2015 - 04:37 pm .- The brutal murder of 21 Coptic Christians in Libya at the hands of ISIS last week is shining a light on the reality faced by many of Egypt’s Christians on a daily basis.  

Bishops push for Congress to support conscience rights in health care act

Feb 22, 2015 - 06:08 am .- Just because you may oppose abortion doesn’t mean you should be denied comprehensive health care coverage, according to Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore and Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston.

Grandmother, florist may lose her business and home for declining gay wedding

Feb 20, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- If you walk into Barronelle Stutzman’s floral business, you’re probably going to get a hug. She puts her heart into her work, from making beautiful arrangements to making customers feel like family.

As storm brews, San Fran archbishop strikes back at school guideline critics

Feb 20, 2015 - 03:19 pm .- Politicians have targeted San Francisco Catholic schools’ teacher standards, but Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone says they are a matter of Catholic mission and common sense.

Metal coils and furious women: The stunning controversy behind an FDA-approved birth control

Feb 20, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Perforated organs, metal coils lodged in colons, fetal disfigurement due to nickel poisoning. Chronic pain, exhaustion, bouts of depression and suicidal thoughts.  

Cardinal Dolan: ISIS threatens whole civilization – no one can be silent

Feb 19, 2015 - 03:55 pm .- With ISIS threatening all of human civilization, no one of any background or religion can remain silent, said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

Would you die for your ashes? Cardinal reflects on modern Christian martyrs

Feb 18, 2015 - 06:09 pm .- Catholics owe solidarity, prayer and a voice against injustice to their fellow Christians being martyred and persecuted around the world, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., stressed on Ash Wednesday.

How Catholics, Lent, and bowls of rice are changing the world

Feb 18, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl program aims to continue its forty-year Lenten tradition of supporting hunger relief – and one of its past beneficiaries is now a spokesman for the project.

Why the Religious Freedom Restoration Act matters to you

Feb 17, 2015 - 05:20 pm .- For the sake of religious liberity, it is vital that the religious rights of corporations – and not just individuals and churches – be upheld under federal law, a legal scholar has said.

Federalism, same-sex marriage, and what a bishop has to say about it

Feb 16, 2015 - 07:06 pm .- The head of the U.S. bishops’ marriage committee is backing new legislation that thwarts the federal government from bypassing state marriage laws.

A Presidents Day reminder: rights are a gift from God

Feb 16, 2015 - 05:34 pm .- Past presidents have seen God and religion as an inherent part of Americans’ rights and freedoms, according to a Presidents Day commercial from the Knights of Columbus.

In sight of the nation's capitol, a massive Bible museum underway

Feb 16, 2015 - 04:45 pm .- A vast Bible museum is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. and has had strong support since its beginning phases from the Vatican, officials for the project revealed last week.

A priest, a rabbi, and an imam walk into a website

Feb 15, 2015 - 04:05 am .- It is hard to ignore the fact that religious intolerance has reached a boiling point the world over in the past year or so.

Archbishop Chaput applauds Penn. governor for halt to death penalty

Feb 14, 2015 - 04:01 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has welcomed Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf's decision on Friday to effectively establish a moratorium on the death penalty in the state due to the flawed nature of the system.

Marriage is what brings us together today, bishop says

Feb 14, 2015 - 07:08 am .- Beyond boxed chocolates and Valentine cards, authentic married love is a gift and blessing that brings unity to society, and it deserves support and protection, said a New York bishop.

Muslims respond to Chapel Hill shootings with prayer, calls for peace

Feb 13, 2015 - 05:50 pm .- Muslims gathered in front of the White House to pray for the victims of the Chapel Hill shooting on Friday, emphasizing a message of peace and love in response to the killing.

Bishop to Congress: Stop treating immigrants as 'less than human'

Feb 13, 2015 - 11:21 am .- Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tuscon, Arizona, leveled harsh criticism against the tone of some Congress members, saying that they were treating undocumented migrants as subhuman.

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