Religious Freedom

Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces, N.M., prays on Nov. 16 during the opening of the 2015 fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)
Politics & Society News
The bishops' spring assembly will include discussions ranging from immigration to religious freedom, as well as the Synod of Bishops on youth.
In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, stands before the opening of the 85th Texas Legislative session in the house chambers at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Faith News
The bill allows organizations and individuals "with sincerely held religious beliefs to remove themselves from actions in direct violation of their faith."
President Donald Trump waves before delivering keynote address at Liberty University's commencement in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., on May 13, 2017. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
Politics & Society News
Trump, who received an honorary law degree at Liberty’s commencement, said he was making good on his promises.
Politics & Society Podcasts
The EditorsMay 10, 2017
Michael O’Loughlin joins the show to talk about how President Trump has made Catholic news in the last few weeks.
In this Jan. 10, 2017, file photo, Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, stands before the opening of the 85th Texas Legislative session in the house chambers at the Texas State Capitol in Austin, Texas.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Politics & Society News
Many state-funded Texas adoption and foster care agencies routinely deny non-Christian, gay, and unmarried applicants on religious grounds.
Supporters of Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama weep as they react to the judges' verdict outside the court where his sentencing hearing is held in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017.  (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
Politics & Society News
An Indonesian court sentenced the minority Christian governor of Jakarta to two years in prison on Tuesday for blaspheming the Quran.