Catholic persecution

Religious Persecution Abroad Reminds Us Why Religious Liberty Matters

By Cameron Hilditch, National Review , March 20, 2021 America must stay true to the principle of religious freedom — for ourselves, and as an example for the world. Because the United States is the reigning and defending global hegemon, the prevailing winds of American society and... read more

Chicago considers canceling Marquette University’s namesake from public parks

By Esther Wermer, The College Fix, March 18, 2021 Jacques Marquette’s order said they trust the city to do a good job A Chicago advisory committee tasked with exploring controversial works of art has set its sights on four works of art that honor the legacy of Midwestern explorer and... read more

Testimony of Mary Hasson on the Equality Act

Published in Senate Judiciary Committee on March 17, 2021 BY MARY RICE HASSON EPPC Kate O’Beirne Fellow Mary Rice Hasson delivered the following testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Equality Act on March 17, 2021. Download a PDF file of this testimony here; view a video... read more

Pope Francis Defends Iraq Trip During Coronavirus Pandemic

The pontiff said that he had wrestled with the decision to travel, but put the fate of the Iraqis who flocked to see him in God’s hands. By JasonHorowitz, New York Times, March 9, 2021 ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE — Pope Francis, lamenting that he felt like he was in “prison” under... read more

The Biden Administration Poses New Threats to Catholic Education

By Patrick J. Reilly, Crisis, March 9, 2021 In just the first months of the Biden administration, Catholic educators have been confronted by serious threats to their freedom to teach and witness to the Catholic faith. We knew the storm was coming. Over the last four years, schools and... read more

Cardinal Müller decries the Great Reset

The cardinal warned that the goal of this newly merging force – the collaboration between big capitalist entities with China – is ‘absolute control of thought, speech and action.’ Maicke Hickson Blog February 5, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Gerhard Müller, prefect emeritus of... read more

President Biden’s Transgender Agenda Poses Religious Freedom and Privacy Problems

Critics outline the challenges of the administration’s policies. By Lauretta Brown, National Catholic Register, February 4, 2021 WASHINGTON — On his first day in office, President Joseph Biden set the tone for his administration’s actions on the transgender issue with an executive... read more

Southern Poverty Law Center Denounced as ‘Thoroughly Disgraced’ After Labeling Pro-Life, Family Organizations as ‘Hate Groups’

Jeremy Tedesco, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, responded that “ADF is one of the nation’s most respected and successful Supreme Court advocates, and has won 11 cases at the U.S. Supreme Court since 2011.” CNA Staff, February 2, 2021 WASHINGTON — Critics of the... read more

Preparing Now for What the Future May Hold

By Peter Kwasniewski, OnePeterFive, January 27, 2021 In my article “Have There Been Worse Crises Than This One?,” I explained why I believe the Church is in a crisis second to none in her history—a crisis of unique gravity. The question on the minds of many is this: What might happen... read more

Coronavirus Lockdown Has Increased Persecution Against Christians Worldwide

The 2021 “World Watch List” of nations most culpable for the persecution of Christians has revealed that preexisting trends of 2019 were amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic. National Catholic Register, January 27, 2021 ROME — More than 340 million Christians worldwide have experienced a... read more

Nigerian bishop kidnapped, Catholics pray for his safety

kidnapped by unknown gunmen Sunday, December 27. Credit: Public DomainBishop Moses Chikwe, Auxiliary Bishop of Nigeria’s Archdiocese of Owerri kidnapped by unknown gunmen Sunday, December 27. Credit: Public DomainCNA Staff, Dec 29, 2020 / 09:05 am MT (CNA).- The bishops of Nigeria have urged... read more
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Can We Please Get Serious about Protecting Religious Freedom?