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TCA Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief in Pregnancy Resource Center Case

On Thursday, January 11, The Catholic Association was pleased to file an amicus brief before the Supreme Court in the case of National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Beccera giving voice to thirteen women who have received transformative care at pregnancy resource centers…

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TCA Statement on Senator Kennedy’s Support of Kyle Duncan

“Senator Kennedy should be commended for his excellent judgment in supporting Kyle Duncan’s nomination to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, virtually insuring that this highly qualified nominee will be confirmed. Louisiana can stand very proud of their soon-to-be newest addition to the court.” Andrea Picciotti-Bayer is…

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US News and World Report: Respect Crisis Pregnancy Centers

By Grazie Pozo Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer The Supreme Court announced last week that it will consider whether the state of California can force pro-life, faith-inspired crisis pregnancy centers to promote abortion. Rather than supporting and promoting these “neighbor-helping-neighbor” efforts, pro-choice activists would like crisis pregnancy centers…

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USAID can maximize help to Middle East religious minorities

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer The Trump administration will begin directing U.S. dollars away from ineffective UN relief projects to on-the ground projects run by faith-based and private organizations approved by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for persecuted religious minorities in the Middle East….

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Judged for Being Catholic

By Ashley McGuire and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer US News and World Report   So much for the sisterhood. In a confirmation hearing for Prof. Amy Barrett’s nomination to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Sen. Diane Feinstein, D-Calif., ripped into Barrett for her Roman Catholic beliefs….

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What a papal visit means to Colombians

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Pope Francis has arrived in Colombia for an unprecedented four-day trip. The press is highlighting the peace accord between the country’s president Manuel Santos and leftist guerrillas, but for most Colombians who will attend the Pope’s gatherings and Masses, this visit is…

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Trump’s new religious freedom chief has his work cut out for him

BY ANDREA PICCIOTTI-BAYER The nomination of Governor Sam Brownback for ambassador at-large for international religious freedom (IRF) provides a bright light of hope for those suffering religious persecution throughout the world. In Governor Brownback, President Trump has nominated a superbly qualified champion of international religious freedom possessing…

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Book Review: Religious Liberty vs. Anti-Discrimination

By ANDREA PICCIOTTI-BAYER In a new book, three scholars make the argument that a pluralistic society can be both pragmatic and principled. Thanks to the work of three young American scholars, a new and invaluable primer is the latest tool helping to make sense of the…

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Book Review: Cardinal Sarah against the dictatorship of noise

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Cardinal Robert Sarah, in his new book The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise, offers a profound examination of the silence that “leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service.” The initial inspiration…

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Philly’s Archbishop Chaput looks at living faith in America

What happens when religion is no longer part of our shared common culture in America?  In his new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia provides a candid diagnosis of the ills…

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