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Reform of LCWR hardly a ‘nunquisition’

The Vatican investigation of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious is not a ‘nunquisition,’ as one Time magazine writer has said, but an effort to renew the Church, according to a senior fellow with The Catholic Association. “Is there a great ‘Nunquisition’? No, there’s not,”…

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Not Everyone Happy with Religious Ambassador Pick

President Barack Obama’s decision to nominate Rabbi David Saperstein to the post of Ambassador for International Religious Freedom is drawing mixed reactions. Saperstein has spent his career in Washington focusing on social justice and religious freedom issues as an activist in the liberal reform branch…

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Religious freedom nominee’s record prompts worry

The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based on his recent statements on the issue at home. “I’ve been following David’s activities for 30 years,” Rabbi Aryeh Spero of the Caucus…

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Obama Accused of ‘Callous Disregard for Religious Liberty’

President Barack Obama’s nomination of Rabbi David Nathan Saperstein — director of Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and a Georgetown University professor — to serve as ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the U.S. State Department has brought with it some harsh critique….

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Obamacare’s Emphasis On Contraception Without Co-Pay Is Political Ploy, Not Health Initiative

As a physician for mainly lower income patients I am living and working on the frontlines of Obamacare. Our office staff must navigate the complexities of the new plans, and we learned all about huge deductibles and seemingly arbitrary subsidies, as well as needed drugs…

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Pope Francis to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness

Pope Francis on Monday pledged zero tolerance and pleaded for forgiveness from a group of sex abuse victims invited to the Vatican. This was the first meeting of its kind during Francis’ papacy, and during his homily the pontiff decried the “toxic” effect that decades…

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Pro-Life Community Celebrates SCOTUS Hobby Lobby Decision

The national pro-life community in the United States is celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Obama administration’s HHS Preventive Service abortion pill mandate as a victory for religious freedom and for women’s rights. As Breitbart News’s senior legal analyst Ken Klukowski…

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Supreme Court’s abortion clinic ruling hailed as win for women

Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2014 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics is being praised as a victory not only for pro-life counsellors but for all women. Jeanne Monahan, president of the…

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Supreme Court: Abortion Buffer Zone Law Violates the First Amendment

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Massachusetts law that established 35-foot buffer zones around abortion clinics “violates the First Amendment.” “The Massachusetts Act violates the First Amendment,” the decision states. “By its very terms, the Act restricts access to…

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Supreme Court, 9-0, nixes 35-foot ‘buffer zone’ at abortion clinic

WASHINGTON — The US Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a Massachusetts law that enforced a 35-foot speech-free buffer zone around abortion clinics, saying the law silenced a broader spectrum of speech than is necessary to protect the clinics and their patients. In a 9-to-0 decision,…

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