Religious discrimination

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Father Patrick Pullicino

Catholic hospital chaplain reaches £10K settlement in religious freedom lawsuit in UK

Apr 4, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

A Maltese Catholic priest who served as a chaplain in a London hospital received £10,000 in a settlement with the... Read more

Mark Houck with his children

Arrested pro-life activist Mark Houck victim of religious discrimination, lawyers say

Dec 8, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the case, contending that “the Biden administration, has engaged in an overt pattern of... Read more


School credits for Pakistan inmates should apply to non-Muslims, too, petition states

Mar 21, 2022

By Aftab Alexander Mughal

Inmates in Pakistan's Punjab province can cut their jail time by taking classes, but only Muslim inmates are given the... Read more

Nurse Mary Onuoha holds the cross on her necklace.

Catholic nurse unfairly dismissed over cross necklace, UK tribunal rules

Jan 7, 2022

By CNA Staff

The verdict was hailed as a ‘landmark ruling.’ Read more

St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia.

Revisions announced to Australia religious freedom bill 

Dec 12, 2019

Following religious groups’ criticism of an Australian bill intended to protect religious freedom, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian... Read more

Parliament House, Canberra.

Catholics in Australia seek religious protections despite indifference, hostility

Nov 11, 2019

While the Catholic bishops of Australia have said a religious discrimination bill does not go far enough to protect religious... Read more

The flag of Australia.

Australian government limits scope of report on anti-discrimination laws

Oct 22, 2019

A hearing of the Australian Senate was told Tuesday that the government had narrowed the purview of an independent inquiry... Read more

St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia.

Catholic bishops add to concerns over Australian religious discrimination bill

Oct 8, 2019

The Catholic bishops of Australia are among those who have called for changes to a contentious religious discrimination bill, saying... Read more

Supreme Court of the United States.

Supreme Court rejects Ohio Christian school discrimination case

May 13, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Ohio Christian school that claimed it was singled... Read more

Democratic party presidential hopeful Sen. Cory Booker.

Sen. Booker quizzes judicial nominee on 'sin' and same-sex marriage

Feb 5, 2019

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), used a confirmation hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee to question a judicial nominee about her... Read more

Damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Barred from disaster relief, damaged Texas churches sue government

Sep 7, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Texas churches damaged by Hurricane Harvey filed a lawsuit against the Federal Emergency Management Agency, claiming they have been denied... Read more

Demolished cross in India sparks outrage among Catholics

May 3, 2017

Despite being located on private property, a 122 year-old cross was demolished late last month in a suburb of Mumbai,... Read more

Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia speaks at the Holy See Press Office, March 25, 2014.

Archbishop Chaput warns of 'drastically' unjust Pennsylvania bill

Jun 9, 2016

A proposed Pennsylvania bill unfairly targets religious entities over public institutions – despite its claim to aid sex abuse victims, ... Read more

Religious applicants fare worse in job hunt, studies suggest

Jun 26, 2014

Two studies suggest that religious self-identification on a job applicant’s resume can harm his or her job prospects, with Catholics... Read more

Bill Donahue of the Catholic League.

Catholic League urges veto of 'discriminatory' Calif. abuse bill

Sep 11, 2013

California Gov. Jerry Brown should veto an abuse lawsuit bill that is “flagrantly discriminatory” and “targeted at the Catholic Church,”... Read more

Romanian Catholics celebrate Divine Liturgy at a cemetery in Sisesti, June 24, 2012.

Romania implored to return Communist-seized churches

Aug 16, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

A group of 20 U.S. lawmakers is pushing the State department to encourage Romania's government to return property confiscated from... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, California.

California abuse bill could still threaten Catholic Church

Aug 16, 2013

A California bill accused of unfairly targeting the Catholic Church and other groups with lawsuits on decades-old abuse charges has... Read more


Holy Land Franciscans lament ban on co-ed schools in Gaza

Jul 23, 2013

A law in the Gaza Strip segregating classrooms by sex threatens the existence of Christian schools in the territory, according... Read more

Repairs on the walls of St. Virgilius Catholic Church in the Broad Channel neighborhood of Queens.

Bill helping Sandy-wrecked worship houses draws praise

Jul 13, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Religious leaders have praised senators who introduced a bill this week which would ensure that houses of worship are not... Read more