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Catholic bishops join with rabbis, imams in Canadian religious liberty fight

Toronto, Canada, Jan 26, 2018 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Interreligious leaders from across Canada came together Thursday to sign a statement urging the national government to respect their freedom of conscience by changing controversial new requirements to qualify for federal funding of youth summer jobs. “The […]

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Don’t stop believing: Missouri religious liberty bill beats filibuster

Jefferson City, Mo., Mar 10, 2016 / 04:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A constitutional amendment to strengthen religious freedom protections will likely go to voters after the Missouri Senate ended a 39-hour filibuster by the proposal’s foes. The measure would specially protect churches and other organizations with objections […]

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Francis defended religious liberty in word and deed, Archbishop Lori says of DC visit

Washington D.C., Sep 26, 2015 / 12:09 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis’ defense of religious freedom at the White House on Wednesday was “hugely significant,” said the chair of the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty. “He said that we should not be forced to […]

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Prayer breakfast speakers urge supplication for religious liberty, family

Washington D.C., May 7, 2015 / 04:23 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Prayer is sorely needed as existential threats face faith, the family, and religious liberty in the U.S., Catholic leaders insisted at a prayer breakfast held in the nation's capital on Thursday. “The crisis of marriage and family […]

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Troubled by Indiana reaction, Christian leaders stress gravity of religious liberty

Trenton, N.J., Apr 6, 2015 / 03:33 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic and Southern Baptist leaders called Friday for a recommitment to religious freedom, lamenting the “acrimony and lies” surrounding efforts to protect religious freedom in Indiana and across the U.S. “America was founded on the idea that […]

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With laws set to threaten religious liberty in DC, Senate is last legal hope

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2015 / 05:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With religious freedom under assault in the U.S. capital, the Archdiocese of Washington is rallying behind its “only legislative recourse” left. The archdiocese announced its support of “two resolutions disapproving the unprecedented attack on religious freedom” in […]

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For Archbishop Chaput, religious liberty means more than you may think

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 18, 2015 / 04:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia warned Tuesday that the United States will face increasing pressure to abandon its traditionally broad protections for religious liberty, though he encouraged Christians never to give up hope in God’s love. Religious […]

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CNA exclusive poll: Americans agree – protect religious liberty

Denver, Colo., Mar 12, 2015 / 03:28 pm (CNA).- Religious freedom battles continue to take place in courtrooms around the country, but in the court of public opinion, religious liberty wins easily. Fifty-four percent of respondents to a new Marist Poll survey, sponsored by Catholic News Agency, […]

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Why a new State Department position could spell trouble for religious liberty

Washington D.C., Feb 26, 2015 / 06:28 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The State Department’s new LGBT special envoy will promote human rights abroad but could also pose a serious threat to religious freedom, said several experts in the field. “I believe this administration's long-term objective is more revolutionary,” […]

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Washington state matchup: Religious liberty vs. Plan B

Olympia, Wash., Nov 26, 2014 / 02:27 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Washington state regulations cannot constitutionally require pharmacies and pharmacists to dispense abortion-causing contraceptives, said lawyers leading a legal challenge to the rules. “The government has no business punishing citizens solely because of their religious beliefs,” Luke Goodrich, […]

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