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Intervene in Christian genocide: 400,000 bring plea to UN

Apr 30, 2016 - 04:39 pm .- Advocates delivered hundreds of thousands of signatures to the United Nations on Friday, calling on the body to declare that genocide is occurring against Christians and other religious minorities.

Brooklyn's new auxiliary bishop is returning after years serving in Jamaica

Apr 30, 2016 - 06:01 am .- The Diocese of Brooklyn announced with “thanksgiving to the Almighty God” on Friday that Bishop Neil Tiedemann, C.P., would be returning to his hometown as auxiliary bishop after eight years of service as the Bishop of Mandeville, in central Jamaica.

Stories of ISIS victims are emerging, and they're unbelievably brutal

Apr 29, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- The stories were graphic, brutal and raw.

How will faith-based partners fare under new White House rules?

Apr 29, 2016 - 06:02 am .- The Obama administration’s new rule for faith-based partnerships has drawn various reactions: one observer warned they could cause problems for partnering religious groups, while another said the action also strengthens these groups’ protections against government abuse.

What might save us from 'victimhood' culture

Apr 29, 2016 - 03:02 am .- "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."

Colo. baker faces 're-education' training after state court refuses to take case

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The lawyers of the bakery owner who made headlines for declining to make a wedding cake for a same-sex wedding is “evaluating all legal options” to preserve the man’s First Amendment rights after the state’s highest court declined to take the case.

Why there's no freedom without religious liberty

Apr 28, 2016 - 04:16 pm .- It is perhaps not surprising that an American priest, Fr. John Courtney Murray, was one of the key contributors to Dignitatis Humanae, the most important document in modern times on the Catholic Church and religious freedom.

At UN, calls for global response to Christian genocide

Apr 28, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- The plight of Christians and other Middle East minorities demands action from the international community, one leader in relief efforts said in a panel at the United Nations.

At the Supreme Court, Catholic bishops speak up for a Lutheran playground

Apr 28, 2016 - 12:54 am .- The denial of a playground resurfacing grant to a Lutheran school empowers religious discrimination, not constitutional principles, the U.S. Catholic bishops said in a Supreme Court brief.

For Cardinal Wuerl, Pope Francis calls Christians to evangelize through marriage

Apr 27, 2016 - 04:54 pm .- Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation on love in the family presents a special challenge to laypeople to evangelize, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington said Wednesday at the Catholic University of America.

Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

Apr 27, 2016 - 04:52 pm .- A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate selection of the songs they sing when they gather for Eucharistic Adoration at their monastery.

New York events will give a voice to victims of anti-Christian persecution

Apr 26, 2016 - 04:51 pm .- This week’s #WeAreN2016 Congress aims to call on the world to stop the persecution of Christians and other minorities. Victims of persecution and leaders from around the world will speak about the need for action in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and elsewhere.

Criminal justice reform and the high cost of incarceration

Apr 26, 2016 - 03:46 pm .- Experts from across the political spectrum are calling for criminal justice reform, as a new White House report shows the human and economic costs of the current justice system.

A chat with the Philly priest who earned a Bronze Star in Afghanistan

Apr 26, 2016 - 06:40 am .- After Mass at a typical parish, it’s fellowship over coffee and donuts. But for troops stationed in Afghanistan, after Mass it’s cigars smoked down to the nub.

This counseling student says he was expelled for his Christian beliefs

Apr 25, 2016 - 05:06 pm .- A former counseling student says that he was pushed out of a university after saying that he would refer same-sex couples to another counselor, due to his Christian beliefs.

How Christian women suffer worse persecution than men

Apr 25, 2016 - 04:48 pm .- A recent global survey reveals that the rise of radical Islamic extremism is the primary reason for the persecution of Christians around the world – and many of the victims are women.

The insidious danger behind 'family balancing'

Apr 25, 2016 - 04:21 pm .- For years, expectant parents have relied on ultrasounds to find out the sex of their unborn baby.

New State Department actions don't go far enough, religious freedom leader says

Apr 22, 2016 - 04:41 pm .- Religious freedom leaders applauded the U.S. State Department’s recent re-designation of nine countries – and the inclusion of one more – as the worst situations for religious freedom, but urged the agency to do more.

A rally, not a dialogue – Georgetown students spurn Cecile Richards’ talk

Apr 22, 2016 - 01:21 pm .- Students at Georgetown University said that while a speaking invitation to the head of Planned Parenthood could have been an opportunity for honest dialogue, it was instead nothing more than a platformin favor of abortion and contraception.  

Were profits made in aborted tissue transfer?

Apr 21, 2016 - 08:58 pm .- A special House investigative panel is alleging that a tissue procurement company and the abortion clinics it partnered with may have illegally profited from the sale of fetal tissue from aborted babies.

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