Tag: Religious freedom

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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Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

Court stops abortion doctors’ requirements, denies pharmacists’ appeal

| Carol Zimmermann | June 29, 2016 | 1 Comment

The day after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a major abortion ruling striking down regulations on Texas abortion clinics and doctors, it rejected an appeal to reinstate laws in Mississippi and Wisconsin that would place similar requirements on abortion doctors. It also denied an appeal of a Washington state rule requiring pharmacists to dispense Plan B or other emergency contraceptives despite their religious objections to doing so.

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Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Goodness, virtue and holiness: This is the secret to the lives and martyrdom of these two saints,” said John Boyle, a University of St. Thomas professor of theology and Catholic Studies, of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. “They worked hard at knowing and loving their sweet savior, Jesus Christ.”

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‘Witnesses to Freedom’ theme of church’s fortnight for religious liberty

‘Witnesses to Freedom’ theme of church’s fortnight for religious liberty

| June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It is remarkable to see the witness of so many martyrs throughout the history of the church who love the land and people of their birth, even as they are being persecuted,” said the USCCB statement on the 2016 Fortnight for Freedom. “We can emulate this in our work today to promote religious freedom in the U.S., as it is of a piece with our efforts to contribute to the good of all Americans.”

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