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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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Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Reviews “Littlest Suffering Souls”

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Rather than taking on complex political or moral issues of the day as he is so skillfully able to do, Austen Ruse, President of the Center for Family and Human Rights, in his new book Littlest Suffering Souls recounts the lives of three saintly children…

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TCA Files Amicus Brief in Pregnancy Center Case

On April 3, The Catholic Association, in conjunction with Baltimore attorney Jack Terziu, filed its first-ever friend of the court brief in the case of Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. At the crux of the case is…

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Trump, global religious freedom needs US ambassador to lead

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer The University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and the Religious Freedom Institute just held a day-long symposium on the persecution of Christians world-wide. Government officials, business leaders, academics, human-rights and religious leaders gathered at the National Press Club to…

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The Anti-Catholic Blaine Amendments Must Go

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer On Wednesday, April 19, the Supreme Court—fully seated with nine Justices including Justice Gorsuch—will hear oral argument in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley. With twenty-seven groups filing in support of Trinity Lutheran and six filing in support of the Pauley,…

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