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Anti-Catholic Bigotry Returns to the Senate

By Ann Corkery   I wonder how Daniel Patrick Moynihan would have responded to the Catholic baiting employed by two of his onetime Senate Democratic colleagues last week. Moynihan, who served in office until 2001 – and died in 2003 — noted that anti-Catholicism remains an “acceptable prejudice.”…

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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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Mother Teresa: An intercessor for the persecuted charitable works of the Church

By Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie The canonization of Mother Teresa a year ago by Pope Francis was a momentous occasion for Catholics. Every newly-made saint’s brand of holiness teaches us vivid things about love and God which are distinctive and unique.  The small, spare woman in the…

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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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TCA Statement on Nomination of Governor Sam Brownback to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

July 26, 2017 “There has never been a more important time for the United States to promote religious freedom as a cornerstone of our foreign policy, given the global instability caused by the severe religious persecution that 77 percent of the world’s population live under.  There…

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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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TCA Statements on Trinity Lutheran v. Comer

“Today’s win is a significant victory for fairness and government neutrality towards religious institutions, confirming that children at a Lutheran preschool should have the same access to safe playgrounds as children at a non-religious school. Chief Justice Roberts called the exclusion of Trinity Lutheran from…

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Book Review: A guidebook for Christians experiencing cultural vertigo

By Ashley McGuire Those who recently attended an Easter Vigil service no doubt got a taste of what it’s like to be a Christian in a post-Christian America. Perhaps a car or two idled by the throngs gathered around the paschal flame, or maybe a…

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TCA Statements on Religious Liberty Executive Order

May 4, 2017 “Today’s executive order provides welcome relief to the Little Sisters of the Poor, who have been threatened with discriminatory government fines that would shut down their beautiful ministry of caring for the elderly poor.  In a free country, tolerance ought to include…

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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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