BLOG: religious freedom
On Friday March 6, the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario issued a press release confirming that they had dispensed with the conscience rights of their members in the province. Of course, it would be very difficult to initially conclude that, given the PR friendly title of the release: “College Council approves new policy ...read more
Cardinal Timothy Dolan gave his final address to the general assembly of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops this week during the USCCB Plenary Assembly. Below is the full text of his speech. Just last August, I had the honor of concelebrating the Mass of Dedication for the Cathedral of the Resurrection in Kiev. ...read more
Tonight on Perspectives the Vatican is concerned about restrictions to religious freedom and we take a look at today’s General Audience ...read more
Hello from California! Members of our team, including CEO Fr. Thomas Rosica, are on the ground here in Anaheim for what promises to be an exciting Knights convention! For more information concerning our coverage, visit our online page for detailed events and times. Listed below is a letter sent by Pope Benedict’s secretary of state, Cardinal ...read more
When John Paul II visited Mexico on his first Apostolic Journey in 1979, he had to apply for a visitor’s visa as a private citizen and paid fines for wearing his clerical attire in public. When Pope Benedict XVI landed in Mexico last week, he was visiting a very different Mexico. First and foremost Pope ...read more
The fruits of a papal visit are often not noticeable until after the banners and altars have come down.  In Cuba it didn’t take long to see the gifts of the papal visit. Catholic News Service reported this week on the impact the Pope’s overnight stay in El Cobre. The preparations alone meant that infrastructure ...read more