Tag: Religious freedom

Brownback OK’d as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom

Brownback OK’d as ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom

| January 25, 2018 | 1 Comment

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, a Catholic, to be the new U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom in the U.S. Department of State.

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Vetoed bill on reproductive health called ‘massive overreach by NARAL’

Vetoed bill on reproductive health called ‘massive overreach by NARAL’

| October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Religious freedom advocates and pro-life leaders praised California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a bill called the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act that targeted religious employers and their faith-based codes of conduct for employees.

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Sessions’ memo praised for reaffirming laws protecting religious liberty

Sessions’ memo praised for reaffirming laws protecting religious liberty

| October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ memo on religious freedom issued for all federal agencies and departments to follow “helpfully reaffirms that the law protects the freedom of faith-based organizations to conduct their operations in accordance with their religious mission,” a U.S. archbishop said.

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Vatican envoy: Vietnam’s government must respect religious freedom

Vatican envoy: Vietnam’s government must respect religious freedom

| August 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Vatican envoy to Vietnam called on the Southeast Asian nation’s communist government to respect religious freedom.

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Catholic groups sue over St. Louis ordinance protecting abortion advocacy

Catholic groups sue over St. Louis ordinance protecting abortion advocacy

| Jennifer Brinker | May 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Enacted in February, the city ordinance provides a protected-class status to any woman who chooses to have an abortion and those who support her in that action — while also discriminating against those who promote pro-life alternatives, the lawsuit stated.

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Church leaders view religious freedom order as positive step

Church leaders view religious freedom order as positive step

| Carol Zimmermann | May 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, as a step in the right direction.

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USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

USCCB leaders urge Trump to protect religious liberty

| February 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order to protect religious freedom and said they would be grateful if he would move forward with the pledge that his administration would “do everything in its power to defend and protect religious liberty.”

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Bishops launch letter campaign urging Trump to protect religious freedom

Bishops launch letter campaign urging Trump to protect religious freedom

| Carol Zimmermann | February 8, 2017 | 2 Comments

Saying “religious freedom in America has suffered years of unprecedented erosion,” the U.S. Catholic bishops have posted an online letter for Catholics to send to President Donald Trump urging him to sign an executive order promoting religious freedom.

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Obama signs bipartisan international religious freedom bill

Obama signs bipartisan international religious freedom bill

| December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

President Barack Obama Dec. 16 signed the Frank Wolf International Religious Freedom Act, approved by the House Dec. 13.

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Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

Election outcome expected to influence religious freedom in health care

| Dennis Sadowski | November 3, 2016 | 1 Comment

A pair of Catholic physicians argue that changes in the way health care is paid for and stronger relationships between doctors and their patients will do more to improve people’s health and uphold the sanctity of life than bureaucratic government-run programs and expensive insurance policies.

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High stakes for religious freedom, free speech seen in U.S. election

High stakes for religious freedom, free speech seen in U.S. election

| Tom Tracy | September 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

With every passing U.S. election cycle, First Amendment and religious freedom-minded voters and watchdogs might be tempted to think, “This is the election that will most matter in our lifetimes.”

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Prelates say House bill would protect religious freedom at federal level

Prelates say House bill would protect religious freedom at federal level

| July 13, 2016 | 1 Comment

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee July 12 held a hearing on the First Amendment Defense Act, a bill two U.S archbishops said would provide “a measure of protection for religious freedom at the federal level.”

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