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CNA Staff, Aug 7, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- An Indiana town is defending its Christmas display in court this summer, after a traveller through the area claimed she was offended by the sight of a nativity scene on public land in 2018. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed on

CNA Staff, Jul 25, 2020 / 11:34 am MT (CNA).- By a 5-4 vote on Friday the Supreme Court upheld Nevada’s coronavirus regulation that limits attendance at indoor religious services to 50 persons. Some businesses in the state, such as casinos, may admit 50% of their capacity. Chief Justices John

CNA Staff, Jun 12, 2020 / 11:00 am MT (CNA).- The Justice Department (DOJ) praised a Maryland county council on Wednesday for protecting the First Amendment rights of protesters and said it now expects them to extend the same protections to religious gatherings. In a June 10 letter to the

CNA Staff, May 22, 2020 / 03:00 pm MT (CNA).- Authorities are investigating the burning of a Mississippi church as a potential arson. The fire comes less than a month after the church filed suit arguing the city’s stay-at-home order was unconstitutional. First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs, located in

CNA Staff, May 15, 2020 / 02:01 pm MT (CNA).- Specific guidelines for reopening churches during the coronavirus pandemic were excluded from a set of documents released by the CDC this week, possibly due to religious freedom concerns, according to a report by the Associated Press. Six one-page documents released

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, May 15, 2020 / 11:02 am MT (CNA).- Public health orders to limit the spread of the new coronavirus raise important questions about the U.S. Constitution and religious freedom, and Stanford Law School professor Michael J. McConnell has provided some guidance on these topics.

By Matt Hadro Frankfort, Ky., Nov 1, 2019 / 07:30 am (CNA).- The Kentucky state Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favor of a Christian business owner who declined to serve an LGBT pride festival, and who was punished by a local government for discrimination. “Today’s decision makes clear that

CATHOLICS SHOW SUPPORT DURING MINNEAPOLIS RALLY FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
Thank you, Beth, for that generous introduction and thank you for your outstanding leadership at the Office of Legal Policy. I want to thank Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein and our acting Associate Attorney General, Jesse Pannuccio, for their leadership, as well. Thank you to Dorothy Williams from the Civil Rights

By Patricia Zapor Catholic News Service WASHINGTON  — In a landmark ruling, a divided Supreme Court June 26 said same-sex marriage is constitutional nationwide. “The nature of marriage is that, through its enduring bond, two persons together can find other freedoms, such as expression, intimacy, and spirituality,” wrote Justice Anthony

By CT Staff WASHINGTON—The  Obama administration today issued proposed rules for public comment regarding contraceptive coverage with no cost sharing under the health care law. The new rules would also adapt the administrations previous definition of what institutions could be defined as a religious employer. According to a release by