• A July 4 remembrance of America’s Catholic Founding Father

    A July 4 remembrance of America’s Catholic Founding Father

    • Jul 4, 2016

    Of the 56 Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence, the last survivor was the lone Catholic, Charles Carroll of Maryland, a cousin to the country’s first Catholic bishop and a man who believed that religious freedom is a core element of the American experiment.

  • Islamophobia deserves to be a religious freedom issue

    Islamophobia deserves to be a religious freedom issue

    • Jul 4, 2016

    Hatred and violence directed at Muslims have not figured prominently in the U.S. bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom campaign, but the history of anti-Catholic prejudice in America suggests Catholics ought to be especially concerned about similar bias today directed at their Muslim neighbors.