Church-State Relations

Churches Win Federal Court Decision Against Two Of State’s COVID-19 Mandates

By Logan SmithOctober 20, 2020 DENVER (CBS4) – In what was called a victory for religious freedom, a federal court judge’s decision Thursday means congregants at Colorado churches will no longer be required to wear masks or limit their numbers as required by the governor of Colorado’s... read more

US Bishops Caught Funding Network Stumping for Biden’s Election

NEWS PROVIDED BY MICHAEL HICHBORN, Lepanto Institute, Oct. 14, 2020 WASHINGTON, Oct. 14, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has been caught providing millions of dollars to a network of community organizers that are directly involved in an... read more

IN DEFENSE OF “PEOPLE OF PRAISE”

By Bill Donohue, President, Catholic League: With the impending battle over Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court, many reporters are focusing on a charismatic Christian organization, People of Praise, to which Barrett reportedly belongs. Much of the coverage has been... read more

BIDEN THREATENS RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, SUGGESTS CHRISTIANS WITH CERTAIN TRADITIONS ARE ‘DREGS OF SOCIETY.’

By Tyler O'Neil, PJ Media, October 5, 2020 Liberals often mock conservative Christians for supporting a notorious sinner and philanderer in Donald Trump, but the left has grown increasingly hostile to biblical small-o orthodox Christianity. Even the ostensibly moderate Democratic nominee Joseph... read more

France moves to ban homeschooling in 2021

France's president explicitly intends the move to stifle religious instruction of children. By LifeSite News, October 2, 2020 French president Emmanuel Macron announced on Friday morning that he intends to outlaw homeschooling for all children except those who have a health condition that... read more

Cardinal Müller Looks at US Politics, the 2020 Election and Catholic Conscience

The prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith tells the Register that the Catholic Church must not only demand freedom of religion, she must also take up the task of demanding and promoting that politics be given a moral basis. By Edward Pentin, National Catholic... read more
A woman with a baby in a village in southern Yunnan, China, November 2018.

Ethnic villages in China’s south warned not to convert to Christianity

LIC/S News, October 2, 2020 A village in China’s south has told a faith-based rights group that they have been warned against converting to Christianity which was described as an “evil cult” in an official notice. A source told CSW: “This is not only the case in this village, but... read more

Vatican dismisses US concerns over China bishops deal after Pompeo urges church to take tougher stance on religious freedom

By Mimi Lau, South China Morning Post, October 2, 2020 Cardinal Pietro Parolin meets US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Vatican. The Vatican has clashed with the United States over China as the Catholic Church continues its efforts to renew a controversial deal with Beijing over the... read more

Court blocks school district from keeping parents in the dark about children’s gender identity

By College Fix Staff, September 30, 2020 A Wisconsin state court has issued an injunction barring the Madison Metropolitan School District from deceiving parents about the gender identity their child has adopted at school. Included in the parents’ lawsuit was an expert affidavit by Dr.... read more

Notre Dame divided on nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to Supreme Court?

By Ellie Gardey, The College Fix, September 28, 2020 Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an alumna and a current professor at the University of Notre Dame Law School, but students, faculty members, and alumni of the university are divided over her nomination to the Supreme Court. Barrett’s... read more

Religious Freedom Is On Your Ballot

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila Blogs, September 28, 2020 Now is the time for us to stand up for the place of full-throated Catholic belief in public life and the valuable contributions of people of faith to society. A troubling trend is appearing as our country grapples with social unrest... read more