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Catholics urged to work for 'holiness of freedom, freedom for holiness'

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE -- When Henry VIII, as England's reigning monarch, was declared "a defender of the faith," the future "must have seemed so...

Bishops urge renewed dedication to efforts to protect religious liberty

Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON  -- In launching this year's Fortnight for Freedom, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is calling for renewed dedication to protecting...

Bishops grant religious liberty committee permanent standing

Catholic News Service INDIANAPOLIS — The U.S. bishops voted June 15 to make the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty a permanent standing committee. The 132-53...

God bless America: Reflecting on the Founding Fathers, and on God’s...

    The following is the prepared text of Bishop Malooly’s Fourth of July homily at the Cathedral of St. Peter.   Today we join with our fellow...

Fortnight for Freedom: Martyrs’ relics linked to today’s threats to...

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori linked urgent matters of “immigration, marriage and the church's teaching on sexuality” to a pair...

Baltimore Mass June 21 to open U.S. bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom

WASHINGTON — "Witnesses to Freedom" is the theme of the U.S. bishops’ fifth annual Fortnight for Freedom, which opens June 21, the vigil of...

U.S. bishops developing pastoral plan for family life, marriage

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — As a way to move forward in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage this year, U.S. bishops...

From the bishop: Freedom to bear witness, Fortnight for Freedom homily

The following is the text of Bishop Malooly’s Fortnight for Freedom homily at the July 5 Mass at 11 a.m. in the Cathedral of...

USCCB plans fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom

WASHINGTON — Threats to religious freedom continue to emerge, making it more urgent for people of faith to take action to defend the full...

Bishop Malooly sees hope in Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision

Dialog Editor Bishop Malooly sees a “glimmer of hope” for the protection of religious liberty at the close of the Fortnight for Freedom. In his prepared...

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