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Sep 6, 2017 - 03:57 pm .- A non-profit group dedicated to studying and explaining the effects of the sexual revolution claims that its ability to process donations online was cancelled because of its views on sexuality.
Sep 2, 2017 - 05:29 am .- A new bill in California would punish the ‘misgendering’ of nursing home and long-term care patients with hefty fines and even jail time.
Aug 31, 2017 - 05:03 pm .- Although the State Department plans to cut or consolidate certain senior positions as part of an ongoing reorganization, the international religious freedom office will reportedly be expanded.
Aug 24, 2017 - 04:23 pm .- Lawyers for the Little Sisters of the Poor said it’s time for the Trump administration to admit that the Obama-era contraception mandate is unconstitutional and provide the sisters relief.
Aug 23, 2017 - 06:04 am .- A recent trip to Iraq drove home the perilous state of Christians and Yazidis there, a former US Congressman from Virginia has recounted in a new report.
Aug 18, 2017 - 02:54 am .- Conscience protections for Catholic hospitals and other organizations could soon come under fire in the Canadian province of Ontario, with one assisted suicide group saying they may challenge this legislation in court.
Aug 10, 2017 - 12:37 am .- A Spanish state prosecutor has dismissed a ‘hate crime’ complaint against the Archbishop of Granada after an LGBT activist group claimed he had preached hate against transgender people in a homily.
Jul 27, 2017 - 08:45 am .- Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas (R) on Wednesday was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next Ambassador at-Large for International Religious Freedom.
Jul 26, 2017 - 04:29 pm .- Family members of American citizens imprisoned in Iran pleaded with members of Congress on Tuesday to advocate for their safe release.
Jul 21, 2017 - 12:02 pm .- Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits for asking teachers to follow their codes of conduct.
Jul 3, 2017 - 03:47 pm .- An encounter with the Lord frees us from sin, and frees us for mission, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore at the closing Mass for the USCCB’s Fortnight for Freedom.
Jun 30, 2017 - 05:51 pm .- When Moses smashed the stone tablets in Exodus 32, out of rage for the sins of his people, he used his bare hands.
Jun 27, 2017 - 07:02 am .- A Jewish girls' school has received a failing report from a British education standards monitor because it did not teach its pupils about sexual orientation and gender reassignment.
Jun 15, 2017 - 01:57 pm .- The U.S. bishops voted on Thursday to make their Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty a permanent committee of the national bishops’ conference.
Jun 14, 2017 - 06:02 am .- Local authorities in China’s Henan province reportedly destroyed a Christian church building last month, beating parishioners who tried to stop the demolition and detaining 40, the group China Aid says.
Jun 9, 2017 - 06:04 am .- Iraq’s Christians have suffered persecution for centuries, yet their faith has survived and the community will remain, provided their material needs are met, a Chaldean Catholic bishop has said.
Jun 9, 2017 - 03:04 am .- When Fr. Ragheed Aziz Ganni was confronted by armed men after celebrating the Eucharist at his Chaldean Catholic parish in Mosul, they asked him why he was still there and why he hadn't closed the church as they had demanded.
May 31, 2017 - 03:51 pm .- A leaked draft of a federal rule that would protect religious organizations from the controversial federal contraception mandate has won the support of religious liberty advocates, who say that it is sorely needed.
May 25, 2017 - 03:02 am .- A U.S. federal law prohibiting female genital mutilation will be challenged for the first time in a case in Detroit, where lawyers plan to cite religious freedom as a defense of the practice.
May 22, 2017 - 03:04 am .- In his address to graduating seminarians on Wednesday, United States Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. emphasized the importance of religious freedom and the dangers it faces today.

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