Tag: Religious freedom

Archbishop Wenski named acting chair of bishops’ religious freedom efforts

Archbishop Wenski named acting chair of bishops’ religious freedom efforts

| June 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami has been appointed the acting chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty.

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Catholics urged to pray, reflect, act to safeguard religious freedom

Catholics urged to pray, reflect, act to safeguard religious freedom

| Leslie Mille | June 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops are urging Catholics to “pray, reflect and take action” on religious liberty in the United States and abroad during Religious Freedom Week June 22-29. The first day of the observance is the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, both martyred for their Catholic faith. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops […]

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Catholic leaders press Trump to support aid to schools during pandemic

Catholic leaders press Trump to support aid to schools during pandemic

| April 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump said he would continue to support issues vital to the Catholic Church, especially abortion, religious freedom and school choice, in a conference call with Catholic leaders and educators.

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U.S. officials seek greater cooperation with Vatican on religious freedom

U.S. officials seek greater cooperation with Vatican on religious freedom

| Carol Glatz | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

Promoting religious freedom, providing humanitarian assistance and fighting human trafficking are three major issues the Vatican and the U.S. administration agree on and on which they will continue to coordinate efforts, panelists said at a joint symposium.

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Trump calls on world leaders to end persecution of ‘people of faith’

Trump calls on world leaders to end persecution of ‘people of faith’

| September 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

President Donald Trump called on world leaders at a Sept. 23 U.N. event on religious freedom to end religious persecution around the globe.

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Court: Christian artists can refuse to make invites for same-sex wedding

Court: Christian artists can refuse to make invites for same-sex wedding

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Arizona’s Catholic bishops praised the state Supreme Court’s Sept. 16 decision upholding the refusal by two Christian artists to create custom wedding invitations for same-sex couples based on their religious belief in marriage as being between one man and one woman.

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Actor joins with those struggling for religious freedom in Middle East

Actor joins with those struggling for religious freedom in Middle East

| Kurt Jensen | July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

A two-time Academy Award-winning actor Mahershala Ali lent his support July 16 to the religious freedom struggle in the Middle East.

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‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

‘Dangerous’ bill on seal of confession withdrawn before key hearing

| Pablo Kay | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a last-minute twist, a California bill that would have required priests to break the sacramental seal of confession was shelved by its sponsor amid a remarkable grassroots campaign mounted by the state’s Catholics, members of other faith groups, and religious liberty advocates from across the country.

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A Church for the poor requires religious freedom

A Church for the poor requires religious freedom

| Jason Adkins | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

To bring the Gospel to all men and women, not to just the wealthy or intellectuals, Christianity must be incarnated in every aspect of civilization, including politics. This requires that the Church be free to cultivate the life of prayer needed to nurture discipleship in people who can, in turn, be leaven in society.

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Panel to focus on religious freedom issues

Panel to focus on religious freedom issues

| June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Theologian William Stevenson believes religious divisions won’t help defend religious freedom in the U.S., where hostility toward religion has been growing.

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Conscientious objection is part of religious freedom, commission says

Conscientious objection is part of religious freedom, commission says

| Cindy Wooden | April 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Full recognition of religious freedom must include recognition of the right of believers to conscientiously object to participating in activities that violate their religious beliefs and religiously inspired moral values, said the International Theological Commission.

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Faith leaders urge Trump, other U.S leaders to uphold religious liberty

Faith leaders urge Trump, other U.S leaders to uphold religious liberty

| April 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

More than 140 religious leaders, including the chairmen of three U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committees, called on President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence and congressional leaders to uphold principles of religious freedom following a series of attacks on people of faith, clergy and houses of worship.

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