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  • Archbishop Lori: Senators’ questions for Catholic nominee “contrary to Constitution”

    Archbishop Lori: Senators’ questions for Catholic nominee “contrary to Constitution”

    • Sep 11, 2017

    Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, said the Senate hearing for Amy Coney Barrett, nominee for a seat on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, was “deeply disappointing” since a number of senators failed to “simply consider the professional achievements of a nominee for the federal judiciary” and instead “challenged her fitness to serve due to her Catholic faith.”

  • Lori: After ‘Trinity Lutheran,’ all anti-Catholic ‘Blaine amendments’ should fall

    • Jul 6, 2017

    Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, who heads a Committee on Religious Liberty the U.S. bishops recently voted to make permanent rather than ad-hoc, applauds the recent “Trinity Lutheran” decision of the Supreme Court allowing a religious school to receive government aid to resurface a playground, and says it should trigger a push to eliminate all “Blaine amendments” from state constitutions.

  • Bishops’ point man on religious freedom gives mixed verdict on Trump order

    Bishops’ point man on religious freedom gives mixed verdict on Trump order

    • May 15, 2017

    Archbishop William Lori, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, told Crux that while he welcomes the recent executive order on religious freedom issued by President Donald Trump, “the devil is in the details”. He also said that repeal of the Johnson Amendment barring churches from endorsing candidates isn’t a focus, because “that’s really not our job.”

  • Panel: When community tensions erupt, faith can help diffuse violence

    Panel: When community tensions erupt, faith can help diffuse violence

    • May 7, 2017

    “What faith communities do to serve our communities, not just their own, is indispensable,” Archbishop William E. Lori said. “One of the reasons I’m in the religious liberty fight is not just because I’m looking for privileges for my faith community or folks like me … but I’m looking for the freedom to serve to make sure we can make our contribution.”

  • Trump’s move to protect LGBT workers unsettles religious conservatives

    Trump’s move to protect LGBT workers unsettles religious conservatives

    • Feb 2, 2017

    Trump may arguably be the most ‘pro-gay’ Republican president in U.S. history. Trump has in fact kept Obama’s executive order that protects gay and transgender employees from discrimination while working for federal contractors, a decision that some prominent Catholics have described as “troubling and disappointing.”

  • Bishops want Trump to end order on gender, sexual identity

    Bishops want Trump to end order on gender, sexual identity

    • Feb 1, 2017

    Archbishops Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia and William E. Lori of Baltimore, heads of two bishops’ committees, have expressed concern that President Donald Trump won’t overturn an Obama executive order barring discrimination on the basis of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

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