• Brief filed with Supreme Court to try to save cross-shaped war memorial

    BLADENSBURG, Maryland - A national public interest law firm has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in “a last-ditch effort” to save a 40-foot-tall cross memorializing soldiers who died in World War I that sits at a busy intersection in the Washington suburb of Bladensburg. Last... Read more
  • Pence announces Genocide Recovery Program for Iraqi minorities

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Vice President Mike Pence announced the establishment of the Genocide Recovery and Persecution Response Program on Thursday “to rapidly deliver aid to persecuted communities, beginning with Iraq.” Speaking July 26, at the State Department’s Ministerial to Advance... Read more
  • Does faith get a yellow card at the FIFA World Cup?

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  • The Unobserved Anti-Christian Bias

    When we think about the persecution of Christians at the present moment, what comes to mind for most of us are places like China, the Middle East, or pariah states like North Korea, Venezuela, or Cuba. These situations are occasionally noticed but not exactly well publicized in the... Read more
  • Canadian Top Court Renders ‘Severe Blow’ to Religious Freedom in Trinity Western Case

    OTTAWA, Canada — Hailed a triumph by gender-identity activists, a recent Supreme Court of Canada decision is being described as a “severe blow” to religious freedom in Canada and throughout the West by critics. By a majority 7-2 decision June 15, Canada’s highest court upheld the... Read more
  • Persecution victims deliver punch to the gut at religious freedom summit

    ROME - While lofty ideals about religious freedom can capture hearts and minds, it’s usually first-person accounts of what happens when those ideals break down, often in the most brutal fashion possible, which generally deliver the most powerful punch to the gut. Such was the case at a Rome... Read more
  • Supreme Court sides with pro-life pregnancy centers in California abortion case

    Washington D.C., Jun 26, 2018 / 08:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked a California law requiring pro-life pregnancy centers to post information on programs to obtain a free or low-cost abortion. The 5-4 ruling in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates... Read more
  • Supreme Court returns case of florist who declined gay wedding to lower court

    Washington D.C., Jun 25, 2018 / 08:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday vacated a Washington state ruling against local florist Barronelle Stutzman, who in 2013 declined to make flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding. The U.S. Supreme Court sent the case back to the... Read more
  • Study finds mounting global restrictions on religion

    Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2018 / 12:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Government restrictions on religion continued to rise across the globe in 2016, according to a recently released Pew study, which linked the stifling of religion to nationalist parties and organizations. “This marks the second year... Read more
  • Australian priests ‘willing to go to jail’ rather than break confessional seal

    CANBERRA, Australia - As Australian states and territories pass and consider laws requiring priests to break the seal of confession to report cases of child sex abuse, Catholic priests are saying they would go to jail rather than violate the seal. “The state will be requiring us as... Read more