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A drawing of the Crucifixion by imprisoned Catholic and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai is unveiled by Lai's godfather, William McGurn, and his wife and daughter at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 2024.

Catholic University installs Crucifixion artwork by imprisoned Catholic activist Jimmy Lai

Feb 23, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The picture is now on permanent display by the St. Michael the Archangel Chapel in Catholic University’s Busch School of... Read more


U.S. bishops mark 25th anniversary of International Religious Freedom Act

Oct 26, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops called the 1998 law a “landmark” piece of legislation meant to protect the “essential and inviolable” principle of... Read more

Cake artist Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, Colorado.

Colorado Supreme Court to hear cake baker’s latest religious freedom case

Oct 5, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Jack Phillips is being sued by Autumn Scardina for refusing to bake a cake intended to celebrate Scardina’s transgender self-identification. Read more


Religious freedom report shows dangerous trends in the West

Jun 27, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The 2023 Religious Freedom in the World report released by Aid to the Church in Need highlights dangerous trends within... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square June 7, 2017.

Pope Francis: God's law brings freedom

Feb 16, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

God gives the grace both to follow his law exteriorly and to accept it in one’s heart, which is what... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a baby Nov. 21, 2018.

Human freedom is a gift from God, Pope Francis says

Nov 22, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

To be able to take “risks” in helping others is a gift of the freedom received from God the Father... Read more

Pope Francis walks in St. Peter's Square Sept. 12, 2018.

Pope Francis: God's mercy frees us from slavery to sin

Sep 12, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Attachment to sin and vice is a form of interior slavery which inhibit the ability to love, but true freedom... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates New Year's Day Mass for the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God on Jan. 1, 2015.

Jesus shows us the path to freedom, not success, Pope says

Sep 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

The path Jesus takes as a humble servant isn’t easy, Pope Francis has said, explaining that to follow him doesn’t... Read more

Freedom demands vigilance, archbishop reminds Americans

Jul 4, 2014

This Fourth of July, Americans should reflect on the nation’s foundational principles and values, while realizing that freedom comes at... Read more

Nelson Mandela greets Pope John Paul II on his arrival at the airport in Johannesburg on September 16, 1995.

Mandela’s legacy is one of 'reconciliation,' priest says

Dec 6, 2013

By Elise Harris

In wake of the passing of Nelson Mandela, spokesman for South Africa’s Episcopal Conference lauded his political achievements, stating that... Read more