Freedom of religion

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Photo of the main entrance of Roncalli High School in Indiana.

Appeals court rules Catholic school allowed to hold employees to moral religious standards

Jul 14, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Roncalli High School in Indiana refused to renew the contract of a guidance counselor because she entered into a homosexual... Read more


New Virginia law offers churches additional protections against being shut down  

Jul 11, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The new provision stems from concerns during the COVID-19 crisis that churches were being subject to overly strict pandemic mitigation... Read more

Fr. Fidelis Moscinski, CFR (right) encounters protesters during the July 10 "Witness for Life" prayer procession in Brooklyn.

New York attorney general sues pro-life group

Jun 13, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The lawsuit targets the activist group Red Rose Rescue, whose members sometimes enter abortion clinics to discourage women from abortion. Read more


Study: Most American corporations receive failing grades in religious freedom, free speech

May 18, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A report that reviewed the policies of 75 major American corporations found rampant disregard for religious freedom and free speech. Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when he was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

Supreme Court seems open to considering more religious accommodations in the workplace

Apr 19, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

The U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority seemed open to expanding religious rights protections in the workplace during oral arguments Tuesday... Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when heh was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

Supreme Court set to hear case of postal worker who refused to work Sundays

Jan 17, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Gerald Groff sued the U.S. Postal Service, arguing that he was wrongfully targeted because of his religious convictions. Read more

Päivi Räsänen, Finland’s interior minister from 2011 to 2015, speaks to reporters while holding her Bible at Helsinki District Court on Jan. 24, 2022.

After acquittal, Christian MP says: I’m ready to keep defending freedom of speech and religion

Mar 30, 2022

By CNA Staff

Päivi Räsänen said she was prepared to go to the European Court of Human Rights ‘if needed.’ Read more

Ethernet cable with chinese flag in the background.

Beijing bans online evangelization amid religious crackdown

Sep 12, 2018

The Chinese government has increased measures to suppress religious belief and practice. New regulations, published on the government’s legal information... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington attends the Synod on the Family, Oct. 9, 2015.

Cardinal Wuerl explains why Church workers must be consistent with the Gospel

Jan 14, 2016

Church workers have to lead people toward Catholic teaching in their public lives, not away from it, the Archbishop of... Read more

Spanish court recognizes pharmacists' conscience rights

Jul 8, 2015

Spain's Constitional Court has issued a ruling protecting the conscience rights of pharmacists who decline to sell the morning after... Read more

Barronnelle Stutzman, whose business and home are threatened after she declined to arrange flowers for a same-sex wedding.

Grandmother, florist may lose her business and home for declining gay wedding

Feb 20, 2015

By Mary Farrow

If you walk into Barronelle Stutzman’s floral business, you’re probably going to get a hug. She puts her heart into... Read more