Religious Freedom

Bastille Day: Blood, Death, and Exterminating the Beautiful

By Laramie Hirsch, OnePeterFive, July 15, 2019 This week’s Bastille Day in Paris featured a man flying around on a brand new flyboard prototype, designed by inventor Franky Zapata. This “future soldier” buzzed through the air above the crowds and underneath a sky clouded in the colors... read more

Cdl. Zen warns Pope Francis that Vatican directives for China church may lead to ‘death of true faith’

By Bree A. Dail HONG KONG, July 5, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – The Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong has spoken out forcefully against the Vatican’s newest “pastoral document” for the Chinese Church which gives reasons for why priests should register with the communist government. Cardinal Joseph... read more
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Vatican issues guidelines on clergy registration in Communist China

By Charles Collins, Crux, June 28, 2019 In a new chapter in its relations with the Chinese government, the Vatican has issued guidelines for how bishops and priests in China can register with civil authorities while urging that “no intimidatory pressures” be put on underground Catholics in... read more

Anti-religious hostility takes aim at foster care and adoption agencies

by Kate Anderson, Acton Institute, June 12, 2019 To most people, helping orphans and children in the foster system find stable homes seems like a top priority -- the kind of priority that transcends politics and ideology. Unfortunately, however, those vulnerable children are quickly losing... read more

Trump Hails Pope John Paul for Helping Tear Down ‘Iron Curtain of Communism’

BY THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. President Donald Trump commemorated the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s first trip to Poland, calling him Sunday “a champion for human dignity and religious liberty.” In a Presidential Message released on June 2 “in Commemoration of the 40th... read more
Donations have poured in for the vast restoration of the fire-ravaged Notre Dame cathedral, but a pledge by French President Emmanuel Macron that it will be completed within five years is facing accusations of being wildly off track. (Credit: AP.)

French president faces questions over Notre Dame restoration

By: Christopher White, Crux, May 15, 2019 French president faces questions over Notre Dame restoration NEW YORK - One month after a massive fire ravaged Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral, one of the most iconic landmarks of western civilization still stands, but controversy lingers as... read more

Hijab Jihad

Hijab Jihad By William Kilpatrick, May 6, 2019 When I read articles about jihad attacks in other countries, I occasionally come across readers’ comments to the effect that the jihadist would be in for a big surprise if he tried to pull off a jihad attack in rural Pennsylvania or rural... read more

Sexual Identity Politics and Religious Freedom in a Secular Age

By Gerard V. Bradley, April 28, 2019 For the first time in American history, it has become respectable to publicly oppose religious liberty and its supreme value in our polity. This unprecedented turn is ominous. It will not only diminish our constitutional law. It will remap our common life,... read more

BREAKING: Kansas Supreme Court finds unfettered right to abortion in state constitution

By Dorothy Cummings McLean, LifeSite News, April 26, 2019 The Kansas Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling against a ban on dismemberment abortion today, arguing that a right to abortion exists in the state constitution. According to National Public Radio (NPR), “The landmark ruling... read more

Federal Court Rules Against Catholic Foster Care Agency

BY: Jeffrey Cimmino, April 22, 2019 A federal appeals court sided with the city of Philadelphia against a foster parent and the Catholic foster care agency with which she works in a Monday ruling. In Sharonell Fulton, et al. v. City of Philadelphia, the court upheld a city policy that prevents... read more

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s Deep Faith Revealed in New Book

CBN News, April 10, 2019 On Faith: Lessons From an American Believer is an inspiring collection of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's reflections on his own faith, on the challenges that religious believers face in modern America, and on the religious freedoms protected by the... read more

Confronting the Bullies