Activists erect a rainbow-colored heart in front of the parliament building in Budapest, Hungary, on July 8. The activists are protesting against the recently passed law that they say discriminates against L.G.B.T.Q. people. (AP Photo/Laszlo Balogh)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Marc Roscoe Loustau
Some activists in Hungary have reacted to an anti-L.G.B.T.Q. law by calling for an investigation of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, writes Marc Roscoe Loustau. But turning the crisis into a political football may backfire.
FaithPodcasts
Gloria Purvis
Marriage. Abortion. Gender identity. Adoption by same-sex couples. What happens if exercising my religious liberty in these areas is perceived as discrimination against another person?
FaithNews
Catholic News Service
Adoption and foster care, free speech and church vandalism are some of the topics of concern chosen by the U.S. bishops for Religious Freedom Week, which is set for June 22-29.
A Radio Chiedza official promotes the would-be community radio station’s mission in Harare, Zimbabwe, in 2016. Photo courtesy of Radio Chiedza.
Politics & SocietyDispatches
Marko Phiri
Zimbabwe’s broadcasting authorities promise to liberalize national media, but those concessions have not been extended to religious broadcasters at Catholic dioceses.
Rafael Maeder Moreira, 12, rubs his arm after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine at the Annenberg Foundation in Los Angeles on May 13. (CNS photo/Lucy Nicholson, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyShort Take
Mary Doyle Roche
Parents must always weigh the risks and benefits of health care decisions for their children, writes Mary Doyle Roche. In the case of Covid-19 vaccines, they must also consider solidarity with other families.
President Joe Biden leaves Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington after Mass Jan. 24, 2021. (CNS photo/Erin Scott, Reuters)
Politics & SocietyNews Analysis
Ellen K. Boegel
If Joe Biden wants his presidency to have a lasting impact on religious freedom, he and his fellow Democrats must craft legislation acceptable to Republican senators.