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RealClear: Federal Rule Protects Nuns’ Stance on Obamacare Mandate

By Grazie Pozo Christie A federal rule was just published in the Federal Register.  A single rule in a document that runs over 80,000 pages long may seem a small thing, but this particular rule marks the defeat of what many Americans perceive as an extended assault on…

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The Hill:US has made a genuine response to the plight of Iraq’s persecuted religious minorities

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer President Trump will soon have a chance to make up for some lost time in supporting Iraqi religious minorities that ISIS threatened with extinction. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) and his colleagues in Congress want to make sure our concern for the victims of genocide has…

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The Hill: Josh Hawley will defend the First Amendment and religious liberty

The Hill: Josh Hawley will defend the First Amendment and religious liberty

By Ashley McGuire Among the crop of newly elected men and women headed to the Senate in 2019, one stands out for his record on religious liberty. Former Missouri Attorney General and Senator-elect Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) strong track record defending America’s first freedom can be…

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Philly Inquirer: Religious intolerance at the heart of debate over same-sex foster parents

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Wayne Thomas was the answer to 3-year-old Brittany’s prayer more than 25 years ago.  Brittany prayed for someone to play with as she watched the children at the Our Lady of Victory Catholic School playground across from her grandmother’s house in West Philadelphia.  Brittany’s grandmother…

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CNA: A mother’s reflections on the youth synod

By Grazie Pozo Christie As a Catholic mother of five young people, I have been watching the Youth Synod with great interest and praying for its success. My husband and I have experienced just how difficult it is to transmit a joyful and living faith…

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RealClearReligion: The #MeToo Movement Has Forgotten Asia Bibi

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer October 22, 2018 In the end, the dignity of women lies at the heart of the #metoo movement. Yes, I know that the eerie parades of red-robed “handmaidens,” the mob-ish protests, the wails and shrieks from the Senate gallery of recent weeks are anything…

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Des Moines Register: Universities claim to be interested in diversity and inclusion. Are they?

By Grazie Pozo Christie Parents sending their children off to the University of Iowa this month will be glad to hear the school has thought better of its discriminatory decision to eliminate religious student groups from campus. By purging faith-based organizations, the university demonstrated it…

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Washington Times: The ‘strong right arm’ of the Catholic Church

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer “Faith and charity in action” is the best way to describe what the Knights of Columbus have been committed to since their inception more than 130 years ago. As the organization prepares for its annual conference this week, a look at their influence around…

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Washington Times: Inspiring care for Colombia’s poor

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Forget Pablo Escobar. Colombia now has a native son it can take pride in. No, not the country’s newly elected President Ivan Duque. He’s impressive enough — a 42-year-old family-man who is unafraid to pray in public and a whole lot better than opponent…

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CNA: Why I signed the women’s letter to the pope

By Andrea Picciotti-Bayer Despite feeling humiliated and betrayed as a faithful Catholic, I am thankful for our summer of shame. I am grateful that a Pennsylvania grand jury revealed decades of clerical sexual abuse in the state, and grateful for the loud public demands for a…

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