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New Supreme Court injunction benefits Little Sisters

Jan 24, 2014 - 11:31 pm .- A new injunction from the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the Little Sisters of the Poor from the demands of the contraception mandate while the group’s case works its way through the court system.

USA Today to Obama admin: leave Little Sisters alone

Jan 14, 2014 - 11:34 am .- The editors of USA Today have urged the Obama administration to stop trying to require the Little Sisters of the Poor to abide by the federal contraception mandate in violation of their religious beliefs.

Christian baker files religious freedom appeal in marriage ruling

Jan 9, 2014 - 12:29 am .- A Christian baker in Colorado is appealing a judge's ruling that he must violate his religious beliefs and bake a cake for a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Little Sisters threatened by HHS mandate, lawyers argue

Jan 4, 2014 - 12:57 am .- Despite the claims of the U.S. Justice Department, the demands of the federal contraception mandate threaten the continued works of service performed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, their attorneys say.  

Columnist: US should counter anti-Christian persecution

Jan 3, 2014 - 07:02 am .- Americans should not resign themselves to “a Middle East without Christians” but should work to expand their traditions of religious freedom overseas, says Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson.

Little Sisters granted mandate relief by Justice Sotomayor

Jan 3, 2014 - 12:15 am .- A group of religious sisters that cares for the elderly poor in the U.S. was among several religious organizations to gain protection from the federal contraception mandate shortly before it took effect on Jan. 1.

Duck Dynasty suspension over gay comments sparks criticism

Dec 20, 2013 - 12:44 am .- The recent suspension of “Duck Dynasty” patriarch Phil Robertson over comments made on homosexual behavior has prompted a storm of controversy and major boycott threats. 

NY judge orders first permanent block against HHS mandate

Dec 18, 2013 - 01:02 am .- A federal judge in New York has issued the first permanent injunction against the federal contraception mandate, a ruling that religious freedom advocates are praising as a major victory.

Experts warn of 'ominous trends' in Western secularism

Dec 16, 2013 - 10:15 am .- Experts on religious liberty cautioned participants at a weekend conference in Rome that discrimination and persecution against Christians is growing in many regions of the world. 

Patriarch: Work with Muslims to promote religious freedom

Dec 15, 2013 - 08:35 pm .- The head of the Chaldean Catholic Church is calling on the faithful to reach out to Muslims in order to foster a common understanding of religious liberty and cooperation in supporting it.

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April 20, 2014

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First Reading:: Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Second Reading:: Col 3:1-4
Gospel:: Jn 20:1-9

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Lk 24:13-35

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