May 21, 2015 - 04:03 pm .- A federal court has again denied the University of Notre Dame’s request for a preliminary injunction against federal mandates it says violate its religious freedom, though a trial can still go forward.
May 13, 2015 - 02:13 pm .- The Holy See and the State of Palestine have agreed on the text of a treaty regarding the life and activity of the Church in Palestine, which is expected to be signed soon by both parties.
May 4, 2015 - 02:52 pm .- The atrocities committed by the Islamic State require a strong global response, including action by the International Criminal Court, said a prominent religious freedom report April 30.
May 1, 2015 - 05:23 pm .- Knights of Columbus head Carl Anderson questioned the Obama Administration’s policies in a speech at Notre Dame University, six years after the president promised conscience protections and common ground on issues such as abortion.
Apr 27, 2015 - 12:47 pm .- More than 30 U.S. religious leaders, including four Catholic bishops, have joined together to call on their country to preserve the “unique meaning of marriage” and to renew respect for religious freedom.
Apr 19, 2015 - 04:45 pm .- A bill boosting promotion of religious freedom abroad could deter terror groups like ISIS, protect vulnerable minorities and foster global security, advocates say.
Apr 18, 2015 - 04:25 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has continued its trend of decisions stopping enforcement of a federal contraception mandate against religious employers with moral objections.
Apr 10, 2015 - 04:20 pm .- A Notre Dame law professor says religious liberty in Indiana was set back by the state legislature’s hasty reaction to strong criticism of a law intended to strengthen religious freedom protections.
Mar 31, 2015 - 07:58 pm .- Indiana’s passage of a Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week has created havoc and been met with loud opposition from gay rights activists. But a poll this month found that most Americans agree with such religious freedom laws.
Mar 26, 2015 - 04:01 am .- A New Jersey law crafted to ban the Archdiocese of Newark from selling cemetery headstones might not pass muster under judicial review, according to a constitutional law expert.
Mar 20, 2015 - 02:01 pm .- Canada’s Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Catholic schools in Quebec must be allowed to teach from a Catholic viewpoint during a state-mandated religion and ethics class.
Mar 17, 2015 - 02:51 pm .- A Catholic-owned company’s victory in its fight against a federal mandate to cover drugs and procedures that violate Catholic moral teaching shows the importance of putting God first, one of its co-owners has said.
Mar 12, 2015 - 03:28 pm .- Religious freedom battles continue to take place in courtrooms around the country, but in the court of public opinion, religious liberty wins easily.
Mar 12, 2015 - 11:21 am .- With increasing pressure on adoption and foster care agencies to act against their religious beliefs, the U.S. bishops are pushing for legislation to protect them.
Mar 9, 2015 - 12:21 pm .- In a potentially groundbreaking decision, the Supreme Court nullified a federal court ruling against the University of Notre Dame on the HHS contraception mandate and sent it back for reconsideration by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.
Mar 3, 2015 - 05:00 pm .- Christian groups lead the world in a sobering statistic: they suffer harassment in more countries than any other religious group.
Feb 26, 2015 - 03:06 pm .- When an employer’s hiring standards conflict with a prospective employee’s religious practice, when would the employer be guilty of discrimination for not hiring?
Feb 24, 2015 - 03:45 pm .- Catholic and Evangelical humanitarian agencies are among the U.S. groups responding to the massive influx of unaccompanied minors from Latin America, but a new federal rule could require them to refer the children for abortion or lose their grants.
Feb 23, 2015 - 07:05 pm .- The new U.S. religious freedom ambassador wasted no time emphasizing the urgency of his mission as he was sworn in on Feb. 20.
Feb 13, 2015 - 04:02 am .- Questions are being raised over two U.S. foundations that have poured more than three million dollars into abortion rights, LGBT activist, and legal groups to push the message that exemptions based on religious beliefs are “un-American” and an abuse of liberty.