Court Victory for California Cake Artist Cathy Miller Targeted for Religious Discrimination

Court Victory for California Cake Artist Cathy Miller Targeted for Religious Discrimination

Cake designer Cathy Miller has been vindicated in the California courts for practicing her Christian principles on the job. On October 21, 2022, attorneys from the Thomas More Society law firm brought home a First Amendment victory for the cake shop owner of Tastries, a popular Bakersfield, California, bakery that was targeted for abiding by…

Of Catholics and Chinese Communists: The Vatican renews its bad deal with Beijing that ignores human-rights and religious abuses

Of Catholics and Chinese Communists: The Vatican renews its bad deal with Beijing that ignores human-rights and religious abuses

WSJ—Even as Xi Jinping was being crowned as China’s unchallenged dictator, the Vatican said Saturday it has renewed its agreement with the Chinese Communist Party. This is the second renewal since the deal was brokered in 2018, though there’s little progress on religious freedom to show for it. Its main contribution has been to mute…

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

Supreme Court to hear case of designer who won’t create websites for same-sex weddings

CNA/ADF—The Supreme Court’s fall term features a major case that will push the question of religious liberty back into the national spotlight as the court determines whether or not a Colorado woman can be forced to violate her religious beliefs about marriage. Lorie Smith, an artist and small business owner, is challenging a Colorado state…

9th Circuit Asked to Hear Case of Christian Counselor Muzzled by WA State

9th Circuit Asked to Hear Case of Christian Counselor Muzzled by WA State

Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys representing a Christian counselor filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit Tuesday that asks the full court to hear the case of Brian Tingley, a licensed marriage and family therapist in Tacoma, after a three-judge panel dismissed his case. Tingley vs. Ferguson Tingley is challenging…

Day 2: The Trial of Cardinal Zen in Now-Communist-Ruled Hong Kong

Day 2: The Trial of Cardinal Zen in Now-Communist-Ruled Hong Kong

On Tuesday, Cardinal Joseph Zen’s second day in court in Hong Kong, five witnesses were cross-examined and the magistrate ruled that there was sufficient evidence to justify a trial. Paul Marshall, the director of the Religious Freedom Institute’s South and Southeast Asia Action Team, told CNA that Zen’s trial “further undercuts [communist] China’s 1997 promise…

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Catholics in Poland and Around The World Pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet to End War

Warsaw, CNA—On Wednesday, Catholics recited the Divine Mercy Chaplet in the streets of 173 cities in Poland and 44 localities worldwide, according to organizers of the prayer event. “We believe that 10 minutes of supplication to God can change our families, cities, and the whole world,” the organizers said. At 3 p.m. local time, street…

LifeSite News and other resources—A federal court has ruled that the California mandate that forces churches to pay for abortions in their health insurance plans is unconstitutional. Nine Long Years Churches across California have been battling the onerous abortion mandate for years with no relief. The troubling situation began in 2014 when the California Department…

Unfathomable: Now Congress wants to criminalize your Christian principles

Unfathomable: Now Congress wants to criminalize your Christian principles

Just a few weeks ago, Nancy Pelosi, D-California, introduced (or re-introduced?) H.R. 5, the so-called Equality Act. This bill would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (SOGI) as protected classes under the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Of course we, as Catholics and Christians, accept each individual as created by God and as such,…

Justice Alito Exposes Profound Secular Threats to Religious Liberty

Justice Alito Exposes Profound Secular Threats to Religious Liberty

“The problem that looms is not just indifference to religion. It’s not just ignorance about religion. There’s also growing hostility to religion or at least the traditional religious beliefs that are contrary to the new moral code that is ascendant in some sectors,” noted Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito in a Rome speech…. Read more>>

Joe Biden signs Executive Order to Force you and I to pay for travel expenses to Kill the Most Vulnerable: Unborn infants

Joe Biden signs Executive Order to Force you and I to pay for travel expenses to Kill the Most Vulnerable: Unborn infants

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20) Self-proclaimed Catholic Joe Biden, today signed an executive order forcing United States taxpayers to fund abortion travel with their tax dollars. Evil is called good…

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Costa Rican bishop receives Missionaries of Charity expelled from Nicaragua

Costa Rican Bishop Eugeniuo Salazar Mora greeted the Missionaries of Charity who had been kicked out of Nicaragua with the most beautiful, inspiring and humble gesture and words, as you’ll see in this recount. CNA—The bishop of Tilarán-Liberia in Costa Rica, Eugenio Salazar Mora, on July 6 knelt as he greeted the superior of the…

European Parliament calls on Vatican to support Cardinal Zen

European Parliament calls on Vatican to support Cardinal Zen

CNA—The European Parliament has called on the Vatican “to give full support to Cardinal Zen” and told the Holy See it should “strengthen its diplomatic efforts and its leverage on the Chinese authorities”. In a resolution passed on July 7, the parliament condemned the arrest of the 90-year-old former bishop of Hong Kong by Chinese…

On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: ROE v. WADE OVERTURNED!

On the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus: ROE v. WADE OVERTURNED!

On June 24, 2022—this year’s Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus—the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 ruling overturning the seminal decisions of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, with the immediate effect of returning the question of abortion policy to the states. “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for…

Nigerian Catholic bishop to Irish president: Church massacre not linked to climate change

Nigerian Catholic bishop to Irish president: Church massacre not linked to climate change

CNA—Attributing violence against Nigeria’s Christians to climate change is “incorrect and far-fetched,” according to the bishop of a diocese where at least 40 people were murdered at a Pentecost Sunday Mass. Bishop Jude Ayodeji Arogundade of Ondo was responding to a statement issued by Irish president Michael D. Higgins after the June 5 massacre at…

Where’s the public outrage? Nigeria Owo church attack on Pentecost: Gunmen massacre Catholic worshippers in Ondo

Where’s the public outrage? Nigeria Owo church attack on Pentecost: Gunmen massacre Catholic worshippers in Ondo

On Sunday, the Feast of Pentecost, likely terrorist gunmen targeted, massacred and injured a significant number of Catholics celebrating Holy Mass in Ondo state, south-west Nigeria. “We were about to round off service. I had even asked people to start leaving, that was how we started hearing gunshots from different angles,” recounted Father Andrew Abayomi,…

NJ bishops: ‘Outrage’ over plan to mandate insurance coverage for abortion

NJ bishops: ‘Outrage’ over plan to mandate insurance coverage for abortion

CNA—New Jersey’s Catholic bishops on Thursday expressed their disappointment with a proposal by Governor Phil Murphy (D) to expand abortion access in the state, which already recognizes abortion as a constitutional right. “The Catholic Bishops of New Jersey join to express our disappointment and outrage over Governor Murphy’s announcement regarding proposed legislation to expand access…

Sister Faustina and Divine Mercy

Sister Faustina and Divine Mercy

The video below is—by far—the most powerful, yet simply delivered, talk on Sister Faustina and Image of Divine Mercy ever.  It was delivered during the Jubilee Year of Mercy, by Sr. Gaudia Skass of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy — the same congregation to which Sister Faustina belonged.  Sr. Guadia…

The Unending Passion of Persecuted Catholics in Muslim Lands

The Unending Passion of Persecuted Catholics in Muslim Lands

Crisis—For Catholics around the world, this week is Holy Week: that time where we commemorate Jesus’ final days in Jerusalem, marked by betrayal, false accusations, ignominious suffering, and ultimately death. It is a time for prayer, personal reflection, and penance, that we might spiritually commune with our Lord Jesus Christ in His Passion. For those…

Nurse Who Was Fired Because She is Pro-Life Wins $374,000 in Court

Nurse Who Was Fired Because She is Pro-Life Wins $374,000 in Court

Lifesite News—A pro-life Illinois nurse who was fired after refusing to refer mothers for abortions won her case in court this week and has been awarded $374,000 in damages and attorney fees. A local court in Illinois ruled that Sandra Mendoza Rojas, of Rockford, should not have been fired from the Winnebago County Health Clinic…

Fired nurse practitioner charges CVS Pharmacy with religious discrimination

Fired nurse practitioner charges CVS Pharmacy with religious discrimination

CNA—A Christian nurse practitioner formerly employed at a CVS Pharmacy in Texas has filed a discrimination complaint, saying that the company illegally discriminated against her on the basis of her religious beliefs against contraception and pressured her to change her beliefs. Robyn Strader, 72, was a nurse practitioner at the CVS Pharmacy MinuteClinic in the…

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