Religious Liberty

Wealthy donors working to limit ‘inappropriate’ religious freedom :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

October 18, 2017 // 0 Comments

Denver, Colo., Oct 18, 2017 / 02:51 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A network of wealthy donors is funding a series of well-organized lobbying campaigns to restrict legal protections for religious freedom, in order to advance access to abortion and LGBT causes. Since 2013, a network of funders has earmarked at least $8.5 million in grants for projects intended to limit religious freedom provisions in federal, state, and local law, according to a CNA [...]

Apple removes popular pro-life prayer app after liberals complain | News | Lifesitenews

October 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

CUPERTINO, California, October 17, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — Apple banned a pro-life mobile application after abortion supporters complained, even though the app was approved and previously offered on its App Store. Human Coalition (HC) created a mobile app that sends prayer alerts to intercessors and church groups. “Human Coalition’s prayer app is a platform where pro-life advocates can gather together in prayer for abortion-determined women [...]

Little Sisters of the Poor Cheer Changes to Contraception Mandate | The Weekly Standard

October 9, 2017 // 0 Comments

New rules issued Friday by the Trump administration—effective immediately—will allow conscientious objectors to opt out of Obamacare’s contraception and abortion-pill mandate for religious or moral reasons. The new rules were applauded by the lead attorney for the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns who serve the elderly poor and have been challenging the Obama administration’s mandate in court. “This [...]

How ‘fake news’ is going to eventually silence pro-lifers | Blogs | Lifesitenews

September 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

September 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — In the wake of claims that so-called “fake news” helped turn voters against Hillary Clinton and toward Donald Trump in the last election, the term itself has become so overused that it is nearly meaningless. Trump uses the “fake news” label to deride the mainstream media and highlight their liberal bias, while the Democrats insist that “fake news” tricked many ordinary people into voting against [...]

Democrat Fingers in the Vatican Pie: Did Obama Force Benedict’s Abdication? | Alessandro Rico | 1P5 Blog

August 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

On May 17, I published an article in the Italian newspaper La Verità about pope Benedict’s abdication. A few days before, in a renowned Italian geopolitical magazine called Limes, Professor Germano Dottori had argued that Joseph Ratzinger’s 2013 abdication, and the former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation in 2011, after a financial storm sold to public opinion as a “public debt” crisis, were the result of [...]

School: Offering to pray for a colleague is unacceptable | Fox News

May 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

A school worker in Augusta, Maine was ordered to stop using religious phrases like “I will pray for you” and “You were in my prayers” because such language is not allowed inside a public school building – even in private conversations with coworkers. The Augusta School Department launched an investigation of Toni Richardson after they alleged she “imposed some strong religious/spiritual belief system” towards a coworker. Now, [...]

Pro-Lifers: Get Out of Medicine! | Wesley J. Smith | First Things

May 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

Doctors in the United States cannot be forced to perform abortions or assist suicides. But that may soon change. Bioethicists and other medical elites have launched a frontal assault against doctors seeking to practice their professions under the values established by the Hippocratic Oath. The campaign’s goal? To force doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and others in the health field who hold pro-life or orthodox religious views to choose between [...]

Sound and fury: A new religious liberty order disappoints conservative Christians | The Economist

May 8, 2017 // 0 Comments

ON MAY 4th, America’s National Day of Prayer, Donald Trump sent a thank you note to the white evangelicals who overwhelmingly voted to make him the 45th president. It came in the form of a long-awaited executive order “promoting free speech and religious liberty”. Its content, however, turned out to be rather feeble. One disappointed commentator called it “woefully inadequate”; a noted religious scholar dismissed it as [...]

Catholic hospital sued for denying sex reassignment surgery | Catholic News Agency (CNA)

April 27, 2017 // 0 Comments

A lawsuit has been filed against a Catholic hospital in California for refusing an elective hysterectomy to a female who identifies as a man and who sought the procedure as part of their sex reassignment. The suit was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Evan Minton, who had a hysterectomy scheduled for August 2016 with the Mercy San Juan Medical Center in Carmichael, Calif., in the Sacramento metro area. Minton claims the [...]