Tag: Freedom

Historic cross on public property can stay, Supreme Court rules

Historic cross on public property can stay, Supreme Court rules

| Carol Zimmermann | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of preserving a historic cross-shaped memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland saying the cross did not endorse religion.

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‘Today God has answered their prayers’: Pakistan releases Asia Bibi

‘Today God has answered their prayers’: Pakistan releases Asia Bibi

| Simon Caldwell | May 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pakistani authorities freed Asia Bibi, a Catholic woman acquitted of blasphemy, and she has flown to Canada to join her family at a secret address.

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Hipster, author, convert: Millennial finds freedom in the faith

Hipster, author, convert: Millennial finds freedom in the faith

| Jonathan Liedl | October 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Eight years ago, Tyler Blanski was a long-haired denizen of Uptown Minneapolis, a “spiritual, but not religious” Christian hipster. He painted houses in the summer, recorded music in the winter, and was making plans to go to Anglican seminary to become a self-described “slum priest.”

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Religious liberty and constructive freedom

Religious liberty and constructive freedom

| Jason Adkins | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost 40 years ago, in June 1979, Pope John Paul II traveled to his homeland of Poland, and within nine days ignited a human rights revolution that continues to shape the Church and the world today.

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‘Schizoid’ world brags it’s free while chained to greed, pope says

‘Schizoid’ world brags it’s free while chained to greed, pope says

| Carol Glatz | April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Christian freedom is being free from worldly ambition, fashion and passion and being open to God’s will, Pope Francis said.

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Court says church has right to hire employees who ‘advance faith’

Court says church has right to hire employees who ‘advance faith’

| July 25, 2017 | 0 Comments

A court ruling that the New York Archdiocese did not discriminate against a school principal when it did not renew her contract affirms “the freedom of a church to decide who will serve as its religious leaders,” said the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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Catholics urged to work for ‘holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness’

Catholics urged to work for ‘holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness’

| Erik Zygmont | June 22, 2017 | 1 Comment

When Henry VIII, as England’s reigning monarch, was declared “a defender of the faith,” the future “must have seemed so bright to Thomas More and John Fisher,” Baltimore Archbishop William Lori said in a homily June 21.

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National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

| Sean Gallagher | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since its creation, the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee has garnered much attention on the national stage for its efforts to protect religious freedom and fight government infringement on that freedom.

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Take God’s gift of freedom to next level

Take God’s gift of freedom to next level

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Most people would agree that living an ethical life boils down to our personal choices between “good” and “evil.” Others might use different criteria, such as useful or not useful, pleasurable or not pleasurable, etc. Whatever our standards, we value the freedom to identify our own paths as one of the most treasured aspects of being human, and we resist someone else telling us what to do.

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Only God’s laws bring true freedom

Only God’s laws bring true freedom

| Deacon Joe Zablinski | August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

We all desire to be free and to truly live our lives as we are meant to live them. We can try to achieve this in different ways. We can see that the Scots tried to achieve political freedom through fighting a war against the English. Moses tells Israel to observe the Lord’s statutes and decrees “that [they] may live and may enter in and take possession of the land” that God gives them. But more than land and space to live, the first reading for Aug. 30 shows us that God and his law bring true freedom.

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Rediscover: freedom

Rediscover: freedom

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

– The happiest 2 percent
– Former drug user gets hooked on God
– Is America the land of the free?
– Church can assist those enslaved by addictions

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Freedom Forum is June 22 in Mendota

Freedom Forum is June 22 in Mendota

| May 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

A Freedom Forum addressing contemporary threats to religious freedom and the rights and responsibilities of Catholics will be held from 8 a.m. to noon June 22 at St. Peter in Mendota.

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