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Fortnight for Freedom

Legislators ask for strengthening of military religious freedom

Mar 11, 2014 - 11:04 pm .- A U.S. senator and a congressman have urged the Secretary of Defense to reissue military rules to strengthen religious freedom protections for military service members who fear reprisals for their beliefs.

Malaysian ministry bans use of term 'Allah' by non-Muslims

Mar 8, 2014 - 03:09 pm .- The Home Ministry of Malaysia has banned the use of the word “Allah” in a children’s comic book, continuing disputes over non-Muslims’ ability to use the word.

Religious freedom essential for global human rights, panel says

Mar 4, 2014 - 11:54 pm .- Experts at a recent panel talk in Washington, D.C., suggested that while religious freedom has become a respectable component of foreign policy, serious concerns remain on a global scale.

Critics say Ariz. bill veto swarmed by misleading rhetoric

Feb 27, 2014 - 11:40 pm .- The Arizona Catholic Conference has lamented the veto of Arizona religious freedom bill S.B. 1062, noting the “extremely intense, if not misleading rhetoric” surrounding the bill.

Court denies HHS mandate protection for Notre Dame

Feb 25, 2014 - 10:48 pm .- A Chicago appellate court has upheld a previous ruling denying Notre Dame University legal protections while it moves forward in challenging the federal contraception mandate.

Kan. religious freedom bill dies after being labeled 'segregation'

Feb 21, 2014 - 09:00 am .- A Kansas bill to protect the conscience rights of those who morally object to “gay marriage” stalled in the legislature after opponents portrayed it as a discrimination law akin to the Jim Crow laws of the early 20th century.

Christians are most persecuted group on earth, legislators told

Feb 12, 2014 - 07:56 pm .- Experts testifying before U.S. lawmakers warned that many Christians around the world are facing serious persecution that often goes unreported and undeterred.

Obama highlights religious freedom at National Prayer Breakfast

Feb 7, 2014 - 07:01 am .- Speaking at an annual prayer breakfast in the nation’s capital, U.S. President Barack Obama stressed the need for religious freedom in order to respect human dignity and foster global stability.

Hobby Lobby draws wide breadth of support in mandate case

Jan 30, 2014 - 12:29 am .- Hundreds of individuals and groups from a broad range of religious and political backgrounds have filed briefs supporting the owners of Hobby Lobby in their religious freedom case at the Supreme Court.

EWTN hopeful after Supreme Court ruling on Little Sisters

Jan 25, 2014 - 05:39 pm .- News that the U.S. Supreme Court has granted an exemption from the contraception mandate to the Little Sisters of the Poor is a hopeful sign for other cases challenging the contraception mandate, EWTN says.

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April 17, 2014

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Jn 13:1-15

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First Reading:: Ex 12:1-8, 11-14
Second Reading:: 1 Cor 11:23-26
Gospel:: Jn 13:1-15

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