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Challenges to religious freedom continue, archbishop tells USCCB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Challenges to religious freedom continue to emerge and the U.S. Catholic Church will remain steadfast in addressing them to serve...

Supreme Court sides with religious freedom in same-sex wedding cake dispute

WASHINGTON -- In a 7-2 decision June 4, the Supreme Court sided with a Colorado baker in a case that put anti-discrimination laws up...

Brown vetoes California bill that targeted religious employers’ policies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Religious freedom advocates and pro-life leaders praised California Gov. Jerry Brown for vetoing a bill called the Reproductive Health Nondiscrimination Act...

United States urged to address religious freedom violations worldwide

WASHINGTON — A U.S. congressman told attendees at a Washington summit on Christian persecution that “more than ever before, vigorous U.S. leadership and diplomacy...

Backgrounder: Long-awaited executive order on religion has unclear path ahead

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — At a White House Rose Garden ceremony May 4, President Donald Trump told a group of religious leaders: “It was...

Cardinal says Trump’s religious freedom order begins to relieve burden of...

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Many religious leaders viewed President Donald Trump’s executive order on religious freedom, which he signed in a White House Rose...

Executive order missing? No religious freedom action from Trump yet

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Talk of President Donald Trump possibly signing an executive order on religious freedom, which drew both criticism and praise, has...

U.S. bishops OK four-year 740-things-to-do list

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — A new strategic plan adopted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Nov. 15 during its fall general assembly reflects...

Report shows religious freedom is declining worldwide

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The state of religious freedom worldwide saw more decline than improvement in the last year, said Robert George, chairman of...

Iranian President Rouhani visits Vatican, asks pope to pray for him

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Vatican, Pope Francis told him he had high hopes for peace. And...

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