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Vatican says pope’s meeting with Kentucky clerk is not endorsement
Oct 02 2015
The pope's meeting with the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses, does not equate support.

Vatican doesn't deny pope met Kentucky clerk, won't comment further
Sep 30 2015
The Vatican does not deny reports that while in Washington, Pope Francis briefly met with Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky.

Glen Burnie native who will join Little Sisters of the Poor meets pope
Sep 28 2015
“When he was finally in the room with us, I felt like time stopped for a minute,” said Angela Conti, remembering the pope’s visit.

'Let freedom ring!' Respect for rights helps society, pope says
Sep 26 2015
Not far from where the Liberty Bell is on display, Pope Francis urged the people of the United States to continue to "proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof."

Under threat of deportation, she proudly waves American flag of Feet for Francis pilgrimage
Sep 25 2015
A parishioner of Sacred Heart in Glyndon, under threat of deportation, walks in love in Feet for Francis pilgrimage.

Five judges write rare dissent over court's decision not to take appeal
Sep 04 2015
Five federal judges on the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals wrote a rare dissent from the majority's decision not to re-hear an appeal of a July ruling against the Little Sisters of the Poor over the contraceptive mandate in employee health insurance.

One court OKs stay for Little Sisters; another says no to religious agencies
Aug 22 2015
Two federal appeals courts acted Aug. 21 in cases related to the contraceptive mandate for employee health insurance.

Malaysia’s response to refugees, migrants studied during USCCB trip
Aug 21 2015
Exploitation and discrimination abound among refugees from Myanmar’s ethnic minority communities who have landed in Malaysia.

Independence Day Mass closes U.S. bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom
Jul 06 2015
Religious freedom is “the human right that guarantees all other rights,” Miami Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski said July 4.

St. Clare parishioners see responsibility in religious freedom
Jul 04 2015
For some parishioners at St. Clare in Essex, the “freedom to bear witness” is not just a warm, fuzzy concept, but a call to action.