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Wisconsin woman wins legal fight to distribute religious valentines on campus

GREEN BAY, Wis. — As long as she can remember, Polly Olsen, 29, said she has handed out heart-shaped cards on Valentine's Day. "Basically since...

Trump calls on world leaders to end persecution of ‘people of...

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

Report on religion restrictions gives U.S. bad marks in key areas

WASHINGTON — The Pew Research Center's annual report on restrictions on religion worldwide showed the United States had the worst scores in the Americas...

Update: Supreme Court rules in favor of historic Maryland Peace Cross

WASHINGTON -- In a 7-2 vote, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of preserving a historic cross-shaped memorial in Bladensburg, Maryland saying the...

Quebec government passes Canada’s strictest secularism bill

QUEBEC CITY — A new law in Quebec prohibits the wearing of religious symbols or clothing by some government employees, including public school teachers,...

California Confession bill amended, but church leaders say it still targets...

LOS ANGELES -- Church officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child...

International religious freedom report cites 28 nations falling short

WASHINGTON — The U.S. International Commission on Religious Freedom singled out 28 countries for their repression of religious liberty in its annual report, issued...

After Rwanda closes churches, bishops urge protection of religious rights

OXFORD, England — The Rwandan Catholic bishops’ conference urged the government of President Paul Kagame to preserve religious rights after government officials closed thousands...

Gingrich: ‘Securing’ religious liberty top priority for U.S., Vatican

WASHINGTON — The U.S. ambassador to the Holy See told a Washington audience July 24 that “promoting and securing religious freedom as a human...

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...

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