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German Raid on
Home-Schooling Family
Draws Condemnation
-- German officials’ seizure of four home-schooled children last week prompted strong objections from American home-schooling advocates who say the country’s ban on the educational practice violates human rights.


-- A leading religious freedom lawyer says the HHS mandate controversy involves whether government can force businesses and their owners to disregard their own values as they seek to make a living.


-- A major U.S. law enforcement operation, which saved over 100 minors from prostitution rings and arrested over 150, drew praise from a congressman known for toughening laws against sex trafficking.


Proclaim Wisdom Of Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop ChaputThe Church Boldly,
Exhorts Archbishop Chaput

WASHINGTON DC, July 9, 2013--While the search for knowledge is universal, spanning all times and places, true wisdom is found in the Church and points us towards salvation in Christ, said Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia.


Bishops Say Concerns Remain Catholics For The Common Good Cardinal Dolan
Over Final Contraception Mandate

WASHINGTON DC, July 8, 2013--After an initial analysis of the finalized HHS mandate, the U.S. bishops are warning that despite changes, the regulation still threatens the Church’s ability “to carry out the mission and ministry of Jesus Christ.”


Marriage Rulings Pose Obstacle Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop Cordileone
To Church Teaching, Bishop Says

ROME, ITALY, July 3, 2013--The U.S. Supreme Court's recent decisions on gay marriage will make it harder for the Church to teach Americans about the nature of marriage, the archbishop of San Francisco has said.


Marriage Ruling Raises Questions Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop Broglio
Of Religious Freedom

WASHINGTON DC, June 27, 2013--After the Supreme Court narrowly ruled that the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional, religious leaders are highlighting the need to respect religious liberty in the United States.


Catholics For The Common Good Kathleen SebeliusHHS Mandate For Religious Groups
Finalized With Few Changes

WASHINGTON DC, June 28, 2013--The Obama administration announced on June 28 that it has finalized its regulations on the federal contraception mandate as it applies to religious employers.  


Catholics For The Common Good Rev Samuel RodriguezReligious Liberty is 'Endangered,'
Warns Hispanic Christian Leader

WASHINGTON DC, June 3, 2013--Current threats to religious freedom in the United States demand that people of faith speak out in defense of their fundamental rights, said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez.


The Catholic Psychologist and
Same-sex "Married" Couples

DULUTH, MN, June 3, 2013--The State of Minnesota recently passed a law abolishing the commonly accepted definition of marriage as between one man and one woman, and replaced it with a definition that requires only two adults, including two adults of the same sex. The law goes into effect August 1. Consequently, from that date forward, the State will recognize three types of marriage: male-female, male-male and female-female. All three will be considered “marriage”, and any effort to distinguish between them based on the commonly accepted definition (male-female) will be branded “discrimination.”


Vatican to UN: More than 100,000
Christians Killed for Their Faith Each Year

QUEENS, NY, May 29, 2013--For reasons I’ve discussed before, elite opinion in the West is uncomfortable with the idea of Christians as a persecuted minority. At least since the Enlightenment, Western intellectuals, as a class, have seen traditional Christians as adversaries to be resisted, not victims to be rescued. The idea that in some circumstances Christians might actually be victims complicates the narrative in unpleasant ways. 


Catholics For The Common Good Archbishop ChaputArchbishop Chaput Urges Americans
to 'Wake Up' On Religious Freedom

PHILADELPHIA, PA, May 24, 2013--Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia says Americans need to awaken to threats against religious freedom given the new revelations about IRS targeting of religious groups and the continued burdens of the HHS mandate.


Catholics For The Common Good: Wedding rings and Flowers by Alena KratochvilovaFlorist Faces Second Lawsuit
Over Gay Wedding Refusal
SEATTLE, WA, April 23, 2013-- A florist in Washington is being sued for a second time after choosing not to provide flower arrangements for a gay customer's upcoming wedding.  


Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Catholics for the Common Good Adviosor and chair of the USCCB Subcommittee on Promotion and Defense of Marriage

Bishops Object To Defense Department
Same-Sex Domestic Partners Policy
WASHINGTON, DC, February 15, 2013— Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage, voiced concern February 15 about a new Department of Defense (DOD) policy on "same-sex domestic partners" and about related comments made by President Obama in his State of the Union address.


Cardinal George speaks of martydom secularization culture

Cardinal George Warns US Secularization
Is More Serious than Elections
Fears Imprisonment, Martyrdom for Successors

CHICAGO, IL, October 23, 2012 -- Cardinal Francis George of Chicago has said that the “secularizing” of American culture is a “much larger issue” than political causes or the outcome of the presidential elections, warning against a rise of anti-religious sentiment and restating his fears of a future persecution in the United States.




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