• The French Revolution and the Carmelites of Compiègne

    When Bastille Day comes around each summer on July 14, I just can’t bring myself to pop the cork on a bottle of Champagne-style California sparkling wine (the kind I can afford). The Fête Nationale commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 and its one year anniversary, Fête... Read more
  • Building A Culture of Religious Freedom

    Back in April, Gerard Baker, the Wall Street Journal’s editor at large, wrote a column called “Persecuted Christians And Their Quiescent Leaders” that I hope all of you will read. In it, Baker hammers home two facts. Christians of every tradition—Protestant, Catholic, and... Read more
  • Religious group: Wayne State forces us to accept non-Christian leaders

    Wayne State University's guidelines that all student groups — including religious groups — allow students to be part of a group's leadership team, even if those students don't believe the same as the group, should be struck down, religious liberty advocacy attorneys will argue in federal court... Read more
  • California confession law dropped

    A California bill that would have required priests to violate the seal of confession has been withdrawn by its sponsor the day before it was to be debated in committee. California Senate Bill 360 was removed Monday from the agenda for a meeting of the California Assembly’s Public Safety... Read more
  • Former US ambassador to Holy See to chair new human rights commission

    Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, will head a new human rights advisory body to the U.S. State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday. “It’s a sad commentary on our times that more than 70 years after the Universal Declaration on Human... Read more
  • How ‘Hosanna-Tabor’ is shaping employment at Catholic schools

    In the wake of recent controversies over teacher hiring, and firing, at religious schools, CNA spoke with professor Rick Garnett from Notre Dame Law School to discuss the future of religious liberty. In 2012 the US Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the case Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical... Read more
  • As Brazil debates criminalization of ‘homophobia’, bishops worry about religious liberty

    Freedom of religion needs to be taken into account when making “decisions concerning the criminalization of homophobia,” according to the head of Brazil’s bishops’ conference. On June 13, Brazil’s Supreme Court ruled that acts of homophobia should be considered by the judiciary... Read more
  • Interpreting the Bladensburg Cross Case

    Last week, the Supreme Court decided the much-awaited Bladensburg Cross case, American Legion v. American Humanist Association. The case presented a constitutional challenge to a war memorial on public property in Bladensburg, Maryland—a 32-foot-high Latin cross erected 90 years ago to... Read more
  • Opinion: Anti-religious bias imperils foster kids

    To most people, helping orphans and children in the foster system find stable homes seems like a top priority — the kind of priority that transcends politics and ideology. Unfortunately, however, those vulnerable children are quickly losing their advocates — and their hope for a stable,... Read more
  • Supreme Court rules Peace Cross war memorial can stand

    The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a Peace Cross war memorial on public land outside Washington, D.C., can stand, determining in a 7-2 decision that it does not violate the Constitution. Residents of Prince George’s County, Maryland and the American Humanist Association had sued to have the... Read more