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    Catholic Bishops: 'Constant Vigilance and Protection' Required for Religious Liberty

    This morning, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) published a document titled “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty.” To Americans who care about and work for religious freedom, the bishops’ statement is a powerful message of solidarity. The bishops argue that, in America, religious … More

    Season of Scorn for Religious Liberty

    As we mark Good Friday and Passover this year, Americans’ religious freedom has become palpably dearer. Religious expression is enduring a season of scorn from public and private sources alike. The most blatant abuse has come from the Obamacare Health and Human Services mandate that religious employers provide insurance coverage … More

    Vanderbilt's "Tolerance" Policy Forces Christian Groups off Campus

    One of Vanderbilt University’s largest Christian student organizations has announced it will formally break ties with the Tennessee school, becoming the latest victim of the college’s intolerant policy on student club leadership. Vanderbilt Catholic announced last week that is it unable to comply with the school’s new nondiscrimination policy that … More

    Why Religious Liberty Is Important for Institutions

    Obamacare’s anti-conscience mandate has raised many questions about freedom. One of them is whether religious liberty is only for individuals or also for institutions. America’s founders thought that the Constitution’s “first freedom” is for both, a view backed up by the U.S. Supreme Court as well as numerous federal and … More

    Exclusive Interview: Sen. Marco Rubio Talks Cuba, Budget and Health Care

    Pope Benedict XVI will visit the communist island of Cuba next week. But while there, the Catholic leader has no plans to visit Cuban dissidents who are fighting for freedom from the Castro regime. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), born to Cuban immigrants, told us in an exclusive interview Wednesday that … More

    Secular Employers: Obamacare Threatens Our Religious Liberty, Too

    The fact that the Obamacare anti-conscience mandate undermines religious liberty for faith-based organizations has been well-documented. Attracting less attention is the fact that many other organizations will be negatively impacted as well. As one report makes clear, the mandate—even with the Obama Administration’s proposed “accommodation”—runs afoul of the religious liberty … More

    Is Anti-Conscience Mandate Dragging Down Obama's Approval Rating?

    Journalists and pundits are chalking up President Obama’s plummeting approval rating to the high cost of gasoline. No doubt that’s having an impact. But there’s another important factor to consider: Obama’s decision to trample on the religious liberty of Americans. Since the Department of Health and Human Services announced its … More

    Morning Bell: The Calls for Liberty Have Not Been Silenced

    Call it what you want — a circus, a sideshow, or just plain old political rhetoric — but for the past week America has watched the media elite and some in Washington bend over backward to turn attention away from an issue that is fundamental to the future of this … More

    Morning Bell: Press Conference Leaves Many Questions Unanswered

    Yesterday, President Barack Obama ended his months-long press conference drought and faced the White House press corps. Unfortunately for the American people, questions on some of the biggest issues facing the country remain unanswered. The 100-ton elephant in the room that wasn’t discussed? The economy. Though the President would like to … More

    Disaster Relief Shows Why Government Should Protect Good Samaritans

    The devastating tornadoes that ripped through the South and Midwest last week left broken homes and shattered lives in their wake. While the wind and rain still blew, churches, ministries, and charitable organizations fanned out across many states to help pick up the pieces. Public policy should respect the vital … More