Archive for Religious Liberties

Examiner: A new hope for Supreme Court action with this year’s March for Life

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Almost 50 years after Roe v. Wade, more than 100,000 people will walk through Washington today in support of life, chanting loudly enough to be heard within the chambers of the Supreme Court. And this year, for the first time in decades, the…

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RealClearReligion: Help Families and Catholic Schools by Ending the Blaine Amendments

By Grazie Pozo Christie and Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Unless you are the parent of a student at a Catholic school, you may not know that this week is Catholic Schools Week. As mothers of happy parochial school students and successful graduates, it’s a big deal for…

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Catholic Herald: Catholic schools break the cycle of poverty. Why are they being targeted?

By Maureen Ferguson It is a grand Washington, DC tradition. Every year, on the first Sunday in October, Catholic and non-Catholic dignitaries alike gather at St Matthew’s Cathedral to pray for the judicial branch of government. It’s the annual Red Mass, a tradition that extends…

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EWTN: Religious Liberty and Catholic Hospitals

Dr. Grazie Christie appeared on EWTN to discuss a lawsuit against a Catholic hospital for refusing to perform procedures that violate Church teaching. Watch the clip here.

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TCA Files Amicus Brief before the Supreme Court

The Catholic Association has filed an amicus brief in the case of Sharonell Fulton v. City of Philadelphia, asking the Supreme Court to hear this important case. At issue is whether the government can discriminate against faith-based adoption and foster care agencies because of their…

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NRO: The Supreme Court review of Sharonell Fulton, et. al v. City of Philadelphia

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Will Philadelphia’s Catholic Social Services soon have to close its foster care program – a program or ministry that has operated for a century in a city that desperately needs more foster homes to take in its most vulnerable kids? It’s now…

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Washington Times: Saving a monument from radical secularism

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Should a 93-year-old World War I monument in the shape of a cross be leveled to the ground? Or just have its horizontal arms sawed off so it is no longer a cross and, thus, no longer offensive to the American Humanist…

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TCA Statement on Bladensburg Peace Cross Supreme Court Ruling

June 20, 2019 “In saving the historic Bladensburg Peace Cross from the American Humanists’ bulldozers, the Supreme Court has brought common sense and clarity to this important First Amendment issue: The Constitution does not require eliminating the great symbols of America’s religious pluralism from the…

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RealClearPolitics: Omar Errs in Her Views on Women — and Religious Belief

By Ashley McGuire Rep. Ilhan Omar is developing quite a track record for demonizing entire swaths of America, and her latest target is religious pro-lifers. In a several minutes-long rant better suited to “Mean Girls” than the floor of the House of Representatives, the freshman Democrat…

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Catholic Herald UK: America Comment Iraq’s Christians are slowly coming home, but they face grave new threats

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Saly and Rahma are like so many young American university students. In their second year at Catholic University, these two young women are serious students, thoughtful and articulate. They talk excitedly about their chosen majors and their plans for the future. Both…

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