Tag: Religious freedom

U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubick v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.

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Speakers hopeful post-Scalia court will have religious liberty advocate

Speakers hopeful post-Scalia court will have religious liberty advocate

| Kurt Jensen | April 19, 2016 | 5 Comments

Even without Justice Antonin Scalia and with the likelihood of deadlocks by an eight-member Supreme Court for some time to come, there’s still hope for a strong religious liberty advocate, a panel of speakers concluded.

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‘Let freedom ring!’ Respect for rights helps society, pope says

‘Let freedom ring!’ Respect for rights helps society, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | September 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Not far from where the Liberty Bell is on display, Pope Francis urged the people of the United States to continue to “proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof,” as the bell’s inscription says.

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Speaker: Religious freedom starts from within

Speaker: Religious freedom starts from within

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | July 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

By cultivating freedom in their own hearts first through prayer and the Eucharist, Catholics will be best equipped to live their faith and promote religious freedom in a society that is increasingly hostile to Christianity, said Jason Adkins, executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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Archbishop to Catholics: Pray the rosary through July 4

Archbishop to Catholics: Pray the rosary through July 4

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a homily following the annual May rosary procession, Archbishop John Nienstedt called on Catholics to pray the rosary daily through July 4 for the success of efforts to support and protect religious freedom in the United States.

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Washing our hands of religious liberty

Washing our hands of religious liberty

| Jason Adkins | April 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

The debate over the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act has brought us clarity. If you have wondered to what extent some advocates for “tolerance” will “tolerate” genuine pluralism of opinion about the nature of marriage, gender and human sexuality, you have your answer: very little.

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Building Babylon’s good without bending to its gods

Building Babylon’s good without bending to its gods

| Jason Adkins | September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Throughout history, Christians have often felt like outsiders even within their own nations. In appearance, they may seem indistinguishable from those around them, but their mode of being is different, often times conflicting with the mainstream culture.

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Maronite Catholic patriarch to visit Twin Cities

Maronite Catholic patriarch to visit Twin Cities

| September 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Maronite Catholic Patriarch Beshara Peter Rahi is in Minnesota Sept. 13 and 14, the Lebanese cardinal is likely to speak about the threat to Christians across the Middle East, in his homeland and elsewhere.

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Religious liberty means ‘freedom to serve’

Religious liberty means ‘freedom to serve’

| Jason Adkins | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to a recent Pew Research study, the U.S. level of government restrictions on religion (3.7 on a 10-point scale) is 54 percent higher than the world median (2.4) in 2012, the latest year for which data are available.

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Minnesota business owners explain lawsuits over HHS mandate

Minnesota business owners explain lawsuits over HHS mandate

| Susan Klemond | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a challenge seems impossible, Deacon Greg Hall doesn’t focus on the outcome as much as the next step. The lesson he learned when his St. Joseph-based company was providing equipment in the 2010 rescue of Chilean miners trapped underground is as relevant today in his fight against the Obama Administration’s HHS contraception mandate. Deacon […]

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The United Nations: Caring for Children or Caring for Culture Warriors

The United Nations: Caring for Children or Caring for Culture Warriors

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | February 6, 2014 | 1 Comment

Sexual abuse of a minor is a sin and a crime and no organization can become complacent about addressing it. The Catholic Church has certainly done more than any other international organization to face the problem and it will continue to lead in doing so.

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USA Today gets religious freedom right

USA Today gets religious freedom right

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

With its recent editorial “Obamacare overreach tramples Little Sisters of the Poor,” USA Today joins the Chicago Tribune among the mainstream print outlets to “get it” when it comes to religious freedom.

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