Fortnight for Freedom

Jesuit appointed head of US religious freedom commission

Jun 23, 2016 - 11:00 pm .- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom has a new chairman, and for the first time, the position will be held by a Catholic priest.  

Beware 'polite persecution,' archbishop warns

Jun 22, 2016 - 05:54 pm .- With relics of two English martyrs currently touring the U.S., the Archbishop of Baltimore implored Catholics to follow their example by defending religious freedom.

Now touring America: two English saints who died for their faith

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:04 pm .- A relic tour currently taking place in the United States highlights the virtues of two English saints who stood up for conscience and paid the ultimate price.

How can the US counter religious extremism?

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:00 pm .- Despite secularization in some countries, “the world is becoming more religious” and the United States needs to factor this into its foreign policy, one religious freedom expert said Thursday.

Concerns over religious freedom help sink LGBT bills

May 27, 2016 - 12:46 pm .- Religious liberty was among the primary concerns that ultimately defeated controversial legislation aimed at enforcing an LGBT executive order twice this week.

Supreme Court sends more mandate cases back to lower circuits

May 24, 2016 - 11:30 pm .- After sending the Little Sisters’ HHS mandate case back to the circuit courts on May 16, the Supreme Court voided two more mandate cases with Catholic plaintiffs on Monday.

A bizarre ruling in Colombia bans civic prayer...and hugs

May 20, 2016 - 09:02 am .- In what's been labeled an “absurd” move, a judge in Colombia has banned prayer and “fraternal hugs” at the start of Cartagena city council sessions as well as local educational institutions.

How the Little Sisters find joy despite their ongoing court case

May 17, 2016 - 09:38 pm .- If you are a Christian, your life should not be a perpetual Lent – this was the message of the communications director for the Little Sisters of the Poor at a prayer breakfast on Tuesday.

US House passes big upgrades to international religious liberty law

May 16, 2016 - 11:08 pm .- A significant upgrade to a landmark religious freedom law passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday afternoon.

'I am a Kurd and a Jew': an interview with Iraq's Sherzad Mamsani

May 12, 2016 - 11:02 pm .- Terrorist attacks don’t phase Sherzad Omar Mamsani, even when an attack claimed one of his arms and left shrapnel throughout his legs. There’s a reason he was a target: he is a Kurdish Jew.

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