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Religious freedom encounters increased violations globally, papal charity finds

VATICAN CITY — The religious persecution exercised by China and North Korea, restrictions on religious freedom in dozens of countries and the continuing threat...

Head of Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference calls new law on Mass...

DUBLIN -- The head of the Irish bishops' conference said the government's move to criminalize attendance at Mass as part of COVID-19 regulations was...

World religious leaders wonder if Biden administration will continue religious freedom...

WASHINGTON  -- One of the most frequently expressed questions during an international religious freedom symposium Nov. 19 was whether the attention granted to religious...

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito warns recent trends show religious freedom...

WASHINGTON -- Religious liberty "is fast becoming a disfavored right" in certain quarters in this country, Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito said in a...

Religious freedom: Callista Gingrich, top U.S., Vatican officials explain why its...

ROME -- A symposium hosted by the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See -- with representatives from the U.S. government and top Vatican officials --...

One year after Truro report, Vatican foreign minister Gallagher says the...

MANCHESTER, England -- The Catholic Church has failed to defend Christians effectively, partly because it historically accepted persecution as part of its "community story,"...

Divided Supreme Court chooses not to intervene in coronavirus restrictions limiting...

WASHINGTON -- A divided Supreme Court May 29 chose not to intervene in an emergency appeal by a church in Southern California to lift...

Guard against discrimination and attacks on religious freedom during time of...

VIENNA -- As people spent more time online during the coronavirus lockdown, negative remarks and even the incitement of hatred based on national, cultural...

Trump holds conference call with Catholic leaders, promises support of life...

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said he would continue to support issues vital to the Catholic Church, especially abortion, religious freedom and school choice,...

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...

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