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'Conscience in Residency' project supports doctors in training

Jan 18, 2017 - 07:40 am .- When it came time for medical student Ashley Stone to apply to OB/GYN residency programs, she was determined to remain true to her Catholic beliefs on contraception, sterilization and abortion.

This group in Congress defends religious liberty. Who are they?

Jan 10, 2017 - 07:02 am .- You may not have heard of it, but a group of members in Congress advocates for public prayer and religious freedom amid some of the most pressing concerns to people of religious belief today.

Americans think religious freedom is a big priority

Jan 10, 2017 - 04:44 am .- Religious freedom continues to enjoy strong backing from most Americans, a new survey says.

Legal expert: Religious freedom does not justify child abuse

Jan 5, 2017 - 11:49 pm .- Two Minnesota parents are facing charges of child neglect after they prayed over their severely ill son rather than seeking medical attention just prior to the child’s death. 

An old anti-Catholic law has resurfaced in Georgia

Jan 4, 2017 - 02:44 am .- An amendment from the 1870s that was once used to target Catholics is now being invoked in Georgia once again to challenge a scholarship program allowing children to attend religious schools.  

Vatican official: Religion in public has never been more at risk

Dec 15, 2016 - 10:32 pm .- While violent persecution against Christians assails swaths of territory the Middle East and Africa, one Vatican official says that Western nations face a different type of oppression, marked by the push to eliminate religion from public life.

Massachusetts churches claim victory in religious freedom lawsuit

Dec 15, 2016 - 07:01 am .- Four Massachusetts churches pulled their lawsuit against the state Monday after they received religious exemptions from the state's transgender law.

Muslims and Christians in Burma still face persecution, US officials warn

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:50 pm .- Rohingya Muslims in Burma, as well as Christians, face continued persecution, destruction of homes and places of worship, and threats to their lives, human rights organizations are warning.

Major religious freedom law might get a Christmas upgrade

Dec 14, 2016 - 11:03 pm .- After almost 20 years, a landmark religious freedom bill may finally be getting a big upgrade.

Legal group: Federal law can't require sterilizations at Catholic hospitals

Dec 10, 2016 - 11:09 pm .- Hospitals run according to Catholic ethics shouldn’t be coerced into performing sterilizations, a legal group has said after the American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal complaint against a Michigan medical center.

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