Denver Newsroom, May 30, 2020 / 11:53 am MT (CNA).- The Supreme Court ruled in favor of California’s limits on the number of people who may attend a church service, in a decision that saw justices debating whether religious services were being treated more strictly than similar gatherings under restrictions
by Christine Rousselle Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 27, 2020 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA). An executive order issued Tuesday in Maryland’s Howard County outlines public health rules under which churches may reopen. The order prohibits the distribution and consumption of any food or drink as part of any religious service,
by JD Flynn Denver Newsroom, May 21, 2020 / 05:36 pm MT (CNA).- The day after announcing that parishes in Minnesota can ignore a statewide order on religious gatherings, the Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis explained the pastoral motive for his decision. Catholics “really depend on the Eucharist to
Washington D.C., May 21, 2020 / 12:50 am MT (CNA).- California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s efforts to lift some anti-coronavirus restrictions cannot single out churches for stricter treatment than other similar public activities, the U.S. Department of Justice has said. “Simply put, there is no pandemic exception to the U.S. Constitution
by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, May 20, 2020 / 10:14 am MT (CNA).- Facebook says it is responding to long-standing questions about content moderation and censorship by appointing an independent oversight board to help set policy. American pro-life advocates have voiced concern about protections for their free speech, and
CNA Staff, May 19, 2020 / 12:10 am MT (CNA).- A federal judge has blocked the North Carolina governor’s order limiting most church services to 10 people or fewer, saying it was a double standard to limit religious services but not similar activities under anti-coronavirus restrictions. For his part, Gov.
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.
Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2020 / 11:10 am (CNA).- The Justice Department (DOJ) has promised to act on any abuses of religious freedom after some state and local governments sought to enforce tough restrictions on Easter services during the coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday, DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec tweeted that Attorney
Last month I shared information about obstacles respect life leaders face across the globe. You can watch the videos or listen to the podcasts to hear their stories click here Religious Freedom Most glaring to me was how much more religious freedom there is in the U.S. than in other
By Matt Hadro Washington D.C., Jan 16, 2020 / 03:55 pm (CNA).- The White House announced new rules from nine federal agencies Thursday to help ensure that religious groups have equal access to public benefit programs. On Jan. 16, Religious Freedom Day, President Donald Trump announced the rules “to protect