• Churches shouldn’t endorse candidates, even if the law allowed

    Churches shouldn’t endorse candidates, even if the law allowed

    • Apr 19, 2017

    President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are considering changing legislation to allow religious organizations to endorse political candidates. But is that a good idea? Churches will divide congregations, give tacit approval to immoral activity, and weaken their moral voice if they get in the political endorsement game, according to Father Matthew P. Schneider.

  • U.S. leaders tell persecuted believers: ‘You are not alone’

    U.S. leaders tell persecuted believers: ‘You are not alone’

    • Apr 8, 2017

    “You are not alone,” this is the message that the religious freedom commission issued on Thursday to all those who have been imprisoned or harmed around the world for their religious beliefs. Members stated that a “prisoners of conscience” list is being created, aimed to advocate for the release of prisoners and most importantly to alert public opinion.

  • Vatican official: Europe not immune to anti-Christian discrimination

    Vatican official: Europe not immune to anti-Christian discrimination

    • Mar 31, 2017

    Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, The Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, called on an “institutionalized dialogue” at all levels between civil authorities and religious groups to help foster religious liberty. He said “any form of restriction of religious freedom undermines the harmony of social life.”

  • Supreme court struggles over hospital pension dispute

    Supreme court struggles over hospital pension dispute

    • Mar 27, 2017

    The United States Supreme Court is hearing arguments on whether religious hospitals have the same right to be determined a religious organization as churches or other houses of worship. The Catholic bishops argue it is up to the Church, not the government, to determine what is a Church ministry.

  • Supreme Court nominee praised for record of building unity on religious freedom

    • Mar 25, 2017

    President Donald Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court has ruled on some of the most important religious liberty cases in recent years while on the Tenth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, including those of Hobby Lobby and Little Sisters of the Poor against the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate.

  • Outgoing ambassador sees major strides in religious freedom

    Outgoing ambassador sees major strides in religious freedom

    • Feb 13, 2017

    The former Ambassador for International Religious Freedom, Rabbi David Saperstein, said that the U.S. has made significant strides in promoting religious freedom abroad in the last two years. Saperstein counted as a major success the work done everyday on behalf of prisoners of conscience.