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Religious Christmas carols to be allowed in veterans' hospitals

Sep 23, 2016 - 06:56 am .- New clarifications about Department of Veterans Affairs rules have resolved a dispute about religious Christmas carols, gifts and displays in veterans’ hospitals, a chaplains’ group has said.  

The Supreme Court probably won't approve polygamy. Here's why.

Sep 22, 2016 - 12:20 am .- A polygamous family featured on a reality TV show has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a law intended to combat polygamy, but one attorney doubts their case will prevail.

Archbishop Lori slams 'reckless' comments by civil rights chair

Sep 14, 2016 - 03:32 pm .- After the chair of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights called current appeals to religious freedom “hypocrisy,” one archbishop rebuked his statement as “reckless” and ignorant.

In Hungary, anti-Christian persecution prompts government action

Sep 13, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The Hungarian government has established a new office on the persecution of Christians to address both persecutions of Christians in the Middle East and the subtle forms of discrimination some Christians face in Europe.

US Bishops to government: End legal standoff with the Little Sisters

Sep 12, 2016 - 02:50 pm .- The United States government has an opportunity to end its legal battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor and the administration must “seize that opportunity,” legal experts are maintaining.

Legal counsel: Religious freedom never justifies abuse

Sep 2, 2016 - 04:39 pm .- An Indiana woman who allegedly beat her 7-year-old with a coat hanger is citing religious freedom as her defense against felony abuse charges, saying her disciplinary tactics were inspired by her Evangelical Christian faith.

To this Christian woman, headscarves are a religious freedom issue too

Sep 1, 2016 - 12:29 am .- A devout Christian woman has said Alabama county officials violated her rights by forcing her to remove her headscarf for her driver’s license photo when she considers it part of her religious practice to cover her hair.

Overturn of burkini ban does not end France's cultural debate

Aug 29, 2016 - 11:10 am .- The lifting of a controversial burkini ban in one beach town along the French Riviera may signal an end to similar policies in the country - but it has not put an end to cultural tensions surrounding it.

Could doctors be forced to perform sex reassignment surgeries?

Aug 24, 2016 - 08:03 pm .- Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals are suing in the name of medical ethics.

Challenge to Maryland Ten Commandments statue dropped

Aug 19, 2016 - 12:17 am .- A monument of the Ten Commandments outside a Maryland courthouse is safe, after a lawsuit against it was dropped this week.

Critics find a lot to doubt about Hillary Clinton's pro-religious freedom claims

Aug 17, 2016 - 05:43 pm .- Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has claimed to be a defender of religious freedom. But does it match the facts?

California religious colleges dodge a bullet. But what's next?

Aug 16, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- A bill that threatened to defund California religious colleges that do not accept same-sex marriage and gender ideology has been amended, but the danger could return.  

Pittsburgh diocese: Government is violating Supreme Court mandate order

Aug 13, 2016 - 03:18 pm .- Despite a Supreme Court order seeming to protect its religious freedom, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says the federal government continues to exert strong pressure to force contraceptives into its health care plans.

The deadly danger of global blasphemy laws

Aug 10, 2016 - 03:10 pm .- Among the biggest threats to religious freedom worldwide are blasphemy laws, the State Department said in its annual religious freedom report, released Wednesday.

This California bill could hurt poor students at religious schools

Aug 8, 2016 - 06:07 pm .- Religious students from disadvantaged backgrounds could be most affected by a California bill threatening state-backed student grants to schools that disagree with same-sex marriage and gender ideology.  

Little Sisters, big courage: Nuns' religious freedom stand wins award

Aug 3, 2016 - 09:29 am .- The Little Sisters of the Poor have received the Knights of Columbus’ highest honor for their fight for religious liberty and their continued service to the elderly poor.  

Leaked e-mails show DNC meetings with anti-religious freedom project

Jul 27, 2016 - 12:07 am .- Leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee show efforts to arrange a meeting with a key NGO working to end religious liberty protections.

NBA 'unreasonable' in moving All Star game from North Carolina

Jul 22, 2016 - 02:49 pm .- The National Basketball Association’s decision to pull its all-star game from Charlotte, North Carolina over the state’s bathroom bill has drawn criticism from those who say the decision is hypocritical.

Where are the values at the Republican National Convention?

Jul 21, 2016 - 04:58 pm .- As the 2016 Republican National Convention draws to a close, some Catholics are concerned about a perceived lack of priority given to pro-life, marriage, and religious freedom issues in the GOP.

US bishops throw support behind conscience protections on marriage

Jul 14, 2016 - 12:44 am .- Two leading U.S. bishops have spoken out in favor of a proposed law which would ensure federal religious freedom protections to individuals and faith-based organizations who disagree with same-sex marriage.

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