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Defend Marriage and Religious Liberty from “Invasive Public Policies”

VATICAN CITY — In the lead-up to his first visit to the United States next month for the 8th World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, September 22-27, Pope Francis has sent a powerful message to American Catholics and all US citizens, urging them to defend traditional marriage and the freedoms on which their nation was […]


City of Houston Subpoenas Pastors’ Sermons on Homosexuality

FOX News. October 14, 2014. The city of Houston has issued subpoenas demanding a group of pastors turn over any sermons dealing with homosexuality, gender identity or Annise Parker, the city’s first openly lesbian mayor. And those ministers who fail to comply could be held in contempt of court. “The city’s subpoena of sermons and […]


Report shows ‘egregious’ religious freedom violations in Syria

Washington D.C., May 6, 2014 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. government should designate Syria as a “country of particular concern” due to “particularly severe violations of religious freedom” in its ongoing conflict, a global religious liberty group said.“The existing humanitarian disaster and egregious human rights and religious freedom violations pose a serious danger […]


Priests’ group creates Catholic voter guide mobile app

San Diego, Calif., Oct 24, 2012 / 02:08 am (CNA).- The Confraternity of Catholic Clergy has released a non-partisan voting guide for Catholics in the form of a free mobile device app. “With Election Day soon approaching, it is imperative that the lay faithful take their right to vote seriously,” Fr. John Trigilio, Jr., president […]


Cardinal Wuerl calls religion the ‘conscience’ of democracy

Washington D.C., Sep 13, 2012 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Since America’s founding, its people have understood the importance of religion as the conscience of the culture and necessary for a society to flourish, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C. From the earliest days of our country’s history, religion has been understood as […]


Prayer for Religious Liberty

O God our Creator, Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society. We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of […]