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Bishop Stephen E. Blaire

Bishop Blaire rejects claims of division over mandate lawsuits

Bishop Stephen E. Blaire of Stockton, Calif. has clarified that he is united with his fellow bishops in their efforts... Read more

Brian Burch speaks to CNA.

Catholics can decide the 2012 election, expert says

As the presidential election draws closer, political expert Brian Burch is telling Catholics that if they turn out in slightly... Read more

Brian Walsh speaks to the National Religious Freedom Conference on May 24, 2012.

Religious freedom caucuses planned for every state legislature

Advocates of religious liberty have announced plans to launch religious freedom caucuses in all 50 state legislatures in order to... Read more

The 65th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland.

Vatican delegate insists on respect for faith-based health care

The Vatican’s head delegate to the World Health Assembly said that while the Church supports universal health care access, states... Read more

Catholics nationwide preparing 'Fortnight for Freedom' events

Various initiatives are planned throughout the country in response to the U.S. bishops’ call for a “Fortnight for Freedom” June... Read more

Mauricio Kuri speaks with CNA on April 25, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.

Actor admires Mexican martyr’s strong defense of the faith

Mauricio Kuri has come to believe that, like the teenage Mexican martyr he plays in the upcoming film “For Greater... Read more

Helen M. Alvare, law professor at George Mason University.

Law professor says flawed view of sex threatens religious freedom

A law professor at George Mason University believes that current threats to religious freedom are intrinsically connected to the modern... Read more

US Bishops' attorneys call mandate 'accommodation' inadequate

Arguing that a promised “accommodation” to the Obama administration’s contraception mandate fails to address religious freedom concerns, attorneys for the... Read more

Archbishop William E. Lori sits for the first time in his cathedra at Baltimore's Cathedral of Mary Our Queen on May 16, 2012.

At installation, Baltimore archbishop affirms faith's role in national life

At his May 16 installation in the “Premier See” of the U.S. Church, new Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori urged... Read more


Canadians' religious freedom in danger, bishops warn

Freedom of religion and conscience are in danger of disappearing from Canadian society, the country's bishops warned on May 14.  Read more

Georgetown University's Healy Hall.

DC archdiocese’s paper hammers Sebelius appearance at Georgetown

The Archdiocese of Washington’s newspaper has said that HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ appearance as a featured speaker at a Georgetown... Read more

Gov. Jan Brewer.

Ariz. governor praised for signing religious freedom bill

Governor Jan Brewer drew praise for signing a measure into law that allows employers in Arizona to opt out of... Read more

Vanderbilt University policy forces Catholic group off campus

A Catholic student group says it will leave the Vanderbilt University campus at the end of the year over a... Read more

Eric Scheidler, Executive Director of the Pro-life Action League.

National rallies seek religious freedom restoration on March 23

On March 23, Catholics and other supporters of religious liberty will demonstrate outside federal buildings nationwide, demanding the withdrawal of... Read more

Cardinal Francis George celebrates Mass at the Tomb of St. Peter during his February 2012 "ad limina" visit to Rome

Church could be forced to 'give up' public work, Cardinal George warns

The Obama administration is effectively telling Catholics to abandon their work in the public square, according to Chicago's Cardinal Francis... Read more

President's Day advertisement screenshot.

Presidents Day ad stresses importance of God and religion

A new Knights of Columbus commercial uses Presidents Day Weekend to remind Americans that past presidents saw God and religion... Read more