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Priest Sues After
DOD Locks Down ‘Holy Eucharist’
Forbids Mass for 2nd Week
WASHINGTON, DC, October 15, 2013 (CNSNews.com) -- The Obama administration is continuing to prohibit approximately 50 Catholic priests from saying Mass and administering other sacraments at U.S. military facilities around the world, according to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese for the Military Services.




German Raid on
Home-Schooling Family
Draws Condemnation
-- German officials’ seizure of four home-schooled children last week prompted strong objections from American home-schooling advocates who say the country’s ban on the educational practice violates human rights.


-- A leading religious freedom lawyer says the HHS mandate controversy involves whether government can force businesses and their owners to disregard their own values as they seek to make a living.


-- A major U.S. law enforcement operation, which saved over 100 minors from prostitution rings and arrested over 150, drew praise from a congressman known for toughening laws against sex trafficking.


Proclaim Wisdom Of Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop ChaputThe Church Boldly,
Exhorts Archbishop Chaput

WASHINGTON DC, July 9, 2013--While the search for knowledge is universal, spanning all times and places, true wisdom is found in the Church and points us towards salvation in Christ, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.


Bishops Say Concerns Remain Catholics For The Common Good Cardinal Dolan
Over Final Contraception Mandate

WASHINGTON DC, July 8, 2013--After an initial analysis of the finalized HHS mandate, the U.S. bishops are warning that despite changes, the regulation still threatens the Church’s ability “to carry out the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ.”


Marriage Rulings Pose Obstacle Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop Cordileone
To Church Teaching, Bishop Says

ROME, ITALY, July 3, 2013--The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on gay marriage will make it harder for the Church to teach Americans about the nature of marriage, the archbishop of San Francisco has said.


Marriage Ruling Raises Questions Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop Broglio
Of Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON DC, June 27, 2013--After the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, religious leaders are highlighting the need to respect religious liberty in the United States.


Catholics For The Common Good Kathleen SebeliusHHS Mandate For Religious Groups
Finalized With Few Changes

WASHINGTON DC, June 28, 2013--The Obama administration announced on June 28 that it has finalized its regulations on the federal contraception mandate as it applies to religious employers.  


Catholics For The Common Good Rev Samuel RodriguezReligious Liberty is 'Endangered,'
Warns Hispanic Christian Leader

WASHINGTON DC, June 3, 2013--Current threats to religious freedom in the United States demand that people of faith speak out in defense of their fundamental rights, said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez.


The Catholic Psychologist and
Same-sex "Married" Couples

DULUTH, MN, June 3, 2013--The State of Minnesota recently passed a law abolishing the commonly accepted definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, and replaced it with a definition that requires only two adults, including two adults of the same sex. The law goes into effect August 1. Consequently, from that date forward, the State will recognize three types of marriage: male-female, male-male and female-female. All three will be considered “marriage”, and any effort to distinguish between them based on the commonly accepted definition (male-female) will be branded “discrimination.”


Vatican to UN: More than 100,000
Christians Killed for Their Faith Each Year

QUEENS, NY, May 29, 2013--For reasons I’ve discussed before, elite opinion in the West is uncomfortable with the idea of Christians as a persecuted minority. At least since the Enlightenment, Western intellectuals, as a class, have seen traditional Christians as adversaries to be resisted, not victims to be rescued. The idea that in some circumstances Christians might actually be victims complicates the narrative in unpleasant ways. 


Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop ChaputArchbishop Chaput Urges Americans
to 'Wake Up' On Religious Freedom

PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 24, 2013--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia says Americans need to awaken to threats against religious freedom given the new revelations about IRS targeting of religious groups and the continued burdens of the HHS mandate.




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