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Apr 23, 2017 - 04:29 pm .- When it comes to religious persecution, Christians are the most widely targeted community, said a new report released this week.
Apr 20, 2017 - 12:11 am .- It seems providential that a new order of Discalced Carmelite nuns, whose charism is to know and to make known the glory of the Holy Trinity, has arrived to Denver to care for the archdiocese’s Holy Trinity Center.
Apr 19, 2017 - 02:42 pm .- The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments about whether a state benefit program could exclude churches because of their religious status.
Apr 17, 2017 - 04:01 pm .- Missouri has announced that it will start allowing religious groups to be eligible for certain state grants, although the decision may not affect a religious freedom case before the U.S. Supreme Court this week.
Apr 12, 2017 - 02:33 pm .- Three chairmen of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference have voiced strong support for a measure that would restore certain religious freedoms to child welfare providers.
Apr 4, 2017 - 09:47 am .- A proposed California law has targeted faith-based employers’ codes of conduct in the name of reproductive health, the California Catholic Conference has said.
Mar 29, 2017 - 06:01 am .- A Supreme Court case about pension plans of religious hospitals could decide something much bigger – whether religious groups are legally part of churches.
Mar 28, 2017 - 03:53 pm .- A new high-ranking official at the Department of Health and Human Services could give the agency a significant shift in how it treats religious freedom and life issues.  
Mar 28, 2017 - 12:02 am .- Health care providers and institutions opposed to assisted suicide gained more legal protections under a new Arizona law that aims to help ensure doctors and nurses aren’t fired for their beliefs if the practice is ever legalized.
Mar 24, 2017 - 12:06 pm .- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received a strong voice of support Thursday from a lawyer at a major religious liberty firm, who said that he shows a record of consensus building and protecting religious freedom for all.
Mar 21, 2017 - 04:50 pm .- The judge nominated to replace Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court answered questions on abortion and religious freedom jurisprudence on Tuesday.
Mar 15, 2017 - 12:12 am .- Responding to the case of a receptionist fired for wearing a hijab to work, the Court of Justice of the European Union has allowed a qualified ban on religious headscarves in the workplace.
Mar 10, 2017 - 12:03 am .- Christians who are criticizing government action against churches are facing pressure from Sudan’s National Intelligence and Security Services.
Mar 9, 2017 - 08:40 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York argued before a federal circuit court this week that it should have the freedom to make employment decisions about Catholic school principals without government intervention.
Mar 9, 2017 - 04:45 pm .- Family members of boxing great Muhammed Ali say they were detained at an airport for their religion and have linked the incident President Donald Trump’s travel ban, which they are challenging on religious freedom grounds.
Feb 23, 2017 - 03:54 pm .- Anti-Catholic state laws from the 19th century are today being used by secularists to fight public funding of all religious organizations, warned a religious freedom advocacy group.
Feb 19, 2017 - 03:03 am .- A Washington florist fined for not serving a same-sex wedding out of conscience says the state's supreme court “violated” her freedoms by ruling against her on Thursday.
Feb 16, 2017 - 01:56 am .- Father Alberto Gaton is the chaplain of a Spanish ship that combats human trafficking by rescuing people in the Mediterranean Sea. In the span of almost 5 months, his team has managed to rescue more than 3,000 people.  
Feb 15, 2017 - 06:00 am .- President Donald Trump must sign an executive order with broad protections for religious freedom, or global consequences could soon follow, Catholic leaders insist.
Feb 11, 2017 - 06:32 am .- The U.S. has made significant strides in promoting religious freedom abroad in the last two years, says the outgoing U.S. religious freedom ambassador.  

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