Free Speech (First Amendment)

Tech Censorship Is Accelerating

Amazon bans a book as Democrats demand a wider media crackdown. By The Editorial Board, Wall Street Journal, February 22, 2021 Now that voters have turned the authoritarian GOP out of the executive branch and Congress, Americans should expect the open exchange of ideas to flourish again.... read more

Archdiocese of Chicago to court: Let parishes choose their staff

Catholic News Agency, February 10, 2021 Attorneys for the Archdiocese of Chicago argued before the Seventh Circuit on Tuesday that parishes should be free to choose church leaders without government interference. In the case of Demkovich v. St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, the former music... read more

Culture Warrior Xavier Becerra is Unqualified to Lead HHS Department | Opinion

By Brian Burch, Newsweek, February 19, 2021 President Joe Biden regularly touts his Catholic faith despite advancing a policy agenda deeply unpopular with religious Americans. He has now nominated the co-chair of Catholics for Biden, California attorney general Xavier Becerra, to be his secretary... read more

Virginia House advances bill repealing protections for faith-based adoption agencies

Richmond, Va., February 6, 2021 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- The Virginia House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill to remove conscience protections for child-placing agencies, prompting worry that the state’s Catholic adoption and foster care agencies could be forced to shut down because of... read more

Supreme Court rebukes California’s strict coronavirus rules for churches

By CNA Staff, February 6, 2121 California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night, drawing praise from figures like Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone. He emphasized the importance of in-person religious... 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

Trump Officials Reflect on Four Years of Pro-Life Battles

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D. , C-Fam, December 17, 2020 Three women of the Trump administration gave an exclusive insider view of the battle for life in U.S. foreign policy during a panel organized by the Center for Family and Human Rights [publisher of the Friday Fax]. [E]ven countries with... read more

THE POLITICAL POWER OF BIG TECH

by R. R. Reno, First Things, January 15, 2021 The president has been de-platformed on social media. The uncensored alternative to Twitter, Parler, is being strangled by tech giants as Apple and Google remove the Parler app from their stores and Amazon kicks it off its servers. A conservative... read more