Posts Tagged ‘Religious Liberty’

Suit challenges religious liberty of Catholic hospitals over assisted suicide Comments 0

Monday, September 9th, 2019

A Colorado man with cancer along with his doctor have filed a suit challenging religious liberty last month against a health system run by the Catholic Church. The suit alleges that hospital policy barring doctors from participating in assisted suicide violates state law. Cornelius “Neil” Mahoney, 64, was told July 16 that his cancer was Read more

With religious liberty under sustained attack, what hope have Christians got? Comments 0

Thursday, May 30th, 2019
Religious liberty

It has been shocking, but not surprising, to arrive in Australia in time to watch religious liberty emerge as a progressive point of attack in the nation’s federal election. Shocking, because religious liberty is a fundamental principle of liberal democracy. Not surprising, alas, because progressives throughout Western liberal democracies have turned “religious liberty” into a Read more

Pope Francis’ somewhat different take on religious liberty Comments 0

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Well, that was interesting. At the official “religious freedom” event during his U.S. visit, Pope Francis never mentioned the U.S. bishops’ “Fortnight for Freedom” campaigns, nor their battles over alleged religious discrimination on Obamacare provisions and conscience protection issues. The bishops have certainly made this a priority. Here was Archbishop William E. Lori last June Read more

Brunei moves to introduce national Sharia code Comments 0

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Sultan of Brunei says his country will begin enforcing a tough Islamic penal code in six months’ time. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said authorities had been considering the new Sharia Penal Code for years and it will be enforced in ‘phases’. Punishments under the Hudud code may include stoning for adultery, amputation for theft and Read more

Discrimination against Christians rises across Europe Comments 1

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Intolerance and discrimination against Christians is increasing across the European continent, a conference of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe has been told. “In Europe, we have identified 14 laws that are likely to negatively affect the religious liberty of Christians in 15 countries,” said Massimo Introvigne, of the Italian foreign affairs ministry. Read more

Lawsuits continue against Obama’s health care law Comments 0

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

A decision by the United States Supreme Court to uphold the core of President Obama’s health care law has given new impetus to legal challenges by church groups. The court did not address the religious liberty issue regarding a Health and Human Services mandate that requires religious employers to pay for contraception, abortifacients and sterilisation Read more

Roman Catholic hierarchy split on lawsuit against Obama Comments 0

Monday, May 28th, 2012

This week 43 Catholic institutions, including the Archdioceses of New York and Washington DC as well as Notre Dame University, sued the Obama administration over its mandate requiring employers to provide contraception in their health insurance plans. The move not only escalated an unusual fight between church and state but also threatened to cause splits Read more

Diocese clarifies Bishop’s comments comparing Obama to Hitler and Stalin Comments 1

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria has clarified comments by Bishop Daniel Jenky by saying the bishop was giving current events a historical context and had been taken out of context. Bishop Jenky has come under fire for comparing President Barack Obama to being on “a similar path” as Adolf Hitler and Joseph Stalin. In Read more

Timothy Dolan joins Time Magazine’s ‘A’ listers: Obama down the list Comments 0

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Time magazine has published the list of 100 people to be voted on for The Person of the Year in 2012, and after an Internet vote open to the public, the Archbishop of New York, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, received more than 42,000 votes and is well on the list. Dolan is placed ahead of others Read more

A Catholic – Melinda Gates asks is birth control really a sin Comments 5

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

A practicing Catholic, Melinda Gates, recently delivered a talk at TED, putting birth control back on the global agenda. Gates said that the topic of contraception has become a hot topic in recent years, but asked whether it should be. She believes that many of the world’s social change issues depends on ensuring that women Read more