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The Progress Pride flag is shown above (center flag) at a White House "Pride" celebration on June 10, 2023.

Lawsuit: Los Angeles Co. Fire Dept. ‘retaliated’ against Christian employee who refused to raise Pride flag

Jun 1, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

A Christian employee has filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles County Fire Department over his refusal to raise a... Read more

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer.

Federal grant fund for security at houses of worship boosted by $400 million

May 7, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The program received $305 million in federal funding last year, but with the $400 million addition it will receive more... Read more


Colorado Catholic preschools argue in federal court that state discriminates against them

Jan 4, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The Archdiocese of Denver and two Catholic preschools contend that the state’s universal preschool program is unconstitutional. Read more

Oregon resident Jessica Bates appealed a court’s ruling against her in a case alleging that the government is religiously discriminating against her by refusing to allow her to adopt children from the state system.

Oregon mother appeals court ruling in religious discrimination adoption case

Dec 28, 2023

By Daniel Payne

Jessica Bates filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s Department of Human Services earlier this year after she was denied... Read more

The Cross of San Lázaro of Seville, Spain, sculpted in the 16th century, was vandalized on the night of Oct. 21-22, 2023.

‘Anti-Christian hate crimes’ in Europe up 44% in past year, watchdog group says

Nov 17, 2023

By Daniel Payne

The spike in anti-Christian incidents is “connected to a rise in extremist motivation and a higher acceptance of the targeting... Read more

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