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Oral arguments heard on religious exemption to mandate

PHILADELPHIA -- The U.S. District Court in Philadelphia heard oral arguments Dec. 14 in a suit that aims to take away the exemption granted...

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...

Bishops urging Trump to protect religious liberty

WASHINGTON — Catholic Church leaders in a Feb. 16 statement said they were encouraged that President Donald Trump may be considering an executive order...

Full text: Pope’s speech at Independence Hall on religious liberty

The following is the Vatican’s English translation of Pope Francis’ Sept. 26 address at the Meeting for Religious Liberty at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Pope...

Fortnight for Freedom: Religious liberty includes being able to live faith’s...

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Real religious liberty includes the freedom to live according to the values taught by one's faith, Pope Francis...

Pope and Obama discuss religious freedom, life issues, immigration

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — In their first encounter, Pope Francis received U.S. President Barack Obama at the Vatican March 27 for a discussion...

Phila. archbishop releases e-book on religious freedom

At the heart of defeating attacks on the country’s religious liberty is the need for faithful to rebuild a Christian culture that serves as...

Knights of Columbus leader cites threats to religious institutions

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Religious liberty was topic A at the eighth annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast, held April 19 at a Washington hotel. “Never...

L.A. bishop: Religious exemption in health law not constitutional

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The contraceptive mandate in the new health reform law is constitutional but the religious exemption to it represents an unconstitutional...

U.S. bishops urge Catholics to fast for religious liberty – ...

The first version of this story from Catholic News Service incorrectly reported that the U.S. bishops set March 30 as a day of prayer...

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