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by David Ramos Camagüey, Cuba, Jul 12, 2021 / 12:03 pm Father Castor Álvarez was beaten and arrested in Camagüey while he was defending young protesters amid protests of Cuba’s communist government on Sunday. Protests took place across the island July 11. According to information confirmed by CNA’s sister agency,

by Alejandro Bermudez Havana, Cuba, Jul 11, 2021 / 20:22 pm On Sunday, July 11th, the Christian Liberation Movement (MCL) called on Cubans to continue to pressure Cuban communist authorities to open general elections after thousands of people took the streets of major local cities to protest the unprecedented scarcity

by Katie Yoder Washington D.C., Jul 5, 2021 / 07:00 am The Pledge of Allegiance didn’t always include the words “under God.” When it was first composed, the pledge made no reference to God at all. Instead, in 1893, Americans recited “. . . one nation indivisible, with liberty and

Before Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit musical, Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson’s place in the minds of many Americans was simple: founding father, third President, sculpted into Mount Rushmore. After Hamilton… well, let’s just say he’s probably now known more for his flamboyant portrayal. I want to shine a light on one of Jefferson’s

by CNA Staff Washington D.C., Jul 2, 2021 / 01:01 am The US Supreme Court ruled Thursday that California violated the First Amendment by requiring charitable organizations operating in the state to disclose the names and addresses of their major donors. In the 6-3 decision, delivered by Chief Justice John

by Kate Scanlon Washington D.C., Jun 28, 2021 / 13:30 pm Religious freedom advocates on Monday applauded a recent Supreme Court decision, arguing it heralds a positive outlook for religious freedom cases of Catholic adoption and foster care agencies nationwide. Earlier this month, the high court ruled unanimously in favor

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Jun 22, 2021 / 04:35 am The Vatican has intervened with the Italian state in a proposed “anti-homophobia” law, saying that the legislation as written violates freedoms of the Catholic Church in Italy. According to the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Archbishop Paul Gallagher, the

by Kate Scanlon Washington D.C., Jun 17, 2021 / 09:17 am The Supreme Court on Thursday decided unanimously in favor of Catholic Social Services in its lawsuit against the city of Philadelphia, ruling that the city violated the group’s free exercise of religion. The city in 2018 had stopped partnering

by Kevin J. Jones Denver Newsroom, Jun 16, 2021 / 03:01 am Grant listings from wealthy philanthropies and strategic political donor networks show that millions of dollars continue to pour into advocacy groups and other NGOs opposed to broad religious freedom protections. The funding comes as the Supreme Court is

By CNA Staff Paris, France, May 31, 2021 / 04:00 am The archbishop of Paris on Sunday lamented an attack on Catholics taking part in a procession commemorating the city’s 19th-century martyrs. Archbishop Michel Aupetit deplored May 30 the “anger, contempt and violence” directed at the group of around 300