CNA Staff, Jul 11, 2020 / 07:14 pm MT (CNA).- A Florida man has been arrested after he reportedly admitted to crashing a minivan into a Catholic Church and then setting it on fire. Stephen Anthony Shields, 24, of Dunnellon, Florida has been charged with attempted murder, arson, burglary, and
by Matt Hadro Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 1, 2020 / 12:10 pm MT (CNA).- The new leader of the U.S. Catholic bishops on religious liberty has warned of a “soft despotism” of religious intolerance in the U.S. Archbishop Thomas Wenski told CNA that “new Jacobins” are driving Catholics from the
In America, July is the month of freedom, as we celebrate the anniversary of our nation’s Declaration of Independence. But while the July 4th holiday officially commemorates national political sovereignty, we are more likely to think about liberty in terms of individual autonomous rights. Independence Day encomiums have more to
CNA Staff, May 4, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- The Justice Department (DOJ) is backing a small community church suing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, arguing that the state cannot single out churches for public health restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic. Lighthouse Fellowship Church on Virginia’s Eastern Shore filed suit
WASHINGTON–In response to Monday’s federal court ruling from Pennsylvania granting a nationwide injunction barring the broadened moral and religious exemption to the HHS mandate, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas, Chairman
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
Is religious liberty in danger? Marriage advocate Ryan Anderson says threats still loom for Americans
By Gail Finke Saying Donald Trump’s presidency has “hit the pause button” on threats to religious freedom, author Ryan Anderson told a crowd of Ruah Woods supporters that Catholic teaching is at odds with the philosophy many politicians want to enshrine in American law. “The Trump administration has hit pause,
By Gail Finke Those who missed it – and that includes nearly everyone in the tristate – are in luck. The presentations from the Thomas More College Institute for Religious Liberty symposium last weekend will be available to watch on the college’s website in March. The two-day even was Institute’s
By Sarah Hinds Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A deep appreciation for religious liberty brought Anh Thu Vu of the Binh Thuan province of Vietnam to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the Fortnight for Freedom closing Mass July 4.
Staff Report A limited number of Fortnight for Freedom yard signs are available from The Catholic Telegraph at 100 East 8th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio 45202. Signs cost $5. Orders must be picked up in person. To order signs call (513) 421-3131, extension 2215.