• Discussion focuses on civility, tolerance as key to religious freedom

    Discussion focuses on civility, tolerance as key to religious freedom

    • Sep 14, 2017

    24 years ago, President Bill Clinton signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act during a White House ceremony attended by Republican and Democratic members of Congress and numerous religious leaders in a sign of unity. But within a decade, such unity began to fragment as people coalesced around divergent views with little tolerance for opposing opinions on religion or politics.

  • This baker’s Supreme Court case could set tone of religious liberty in U.S.

    This baker’s Supreme Court case could set tone of religious liberty in U.S.

    • Sep 12, 2017

    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, along with the Colorado Catholic Conference, the Catholic Medical Association, and other Catholic non-profits have weighed in on the case of a Colorado baker who does not wish to bake wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies. In a statement to the court, they said the First Amendment’s Free Exercise Clause “guarantees every individual the right to seek the truth in religious matters and then adhere to that truth through private and public action.”

  • Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?

    Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?

    • Jul 22, 2017

    A proposed new law in California would prohibit employers from requiring their employees to sign a waiver or other document that “purports to deny any employee the right to make his or her own reproductive health care decisions.” It would also bar an employer from taking any adverse action against an employee based on the use of any medical service related to “reproductive health” – which would include abortion, contraception and sterilization.