Category Archives: Religious Liberty

Reagan, John Paul II, and the Popemobile That Never Was

If you happen to be in the Southern California area, in Simi Valley, north of Los Angeles, is the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library. Situated on a hilltop with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside (yes, there still is countryside in the Southland), it’s an interactive walk through Reagan’s personal, professional and political lives. [...]

The Call to Prayer, Pluralism, Provocations, and the Pope’s Punch

Religious freedom is a basic human right. This is not terribly controversial by itself, but when we come to the details, things can get messy. At Duke University, a Muslim student group received permission to recite the Friday call to prayer from the bell tower of the neo-gothic nondenominational chapel on campus–only to have it [...]

Wait. Do We Get To Be Charlie Hebdo Too?

  Thank God the Pope said what he did about Charlie Hebdo. He said it’s wrong to kill in the name of God, but it’s also wrong to insult people in the name of secularism. I love the Charlie Hebdo demonstrations. They are a beautiful show of respect for human rights, defense of free speech and [...]

Where the Louisiana Senate Candidates Stand on the Issues

We’re in overtime in Louisiana! Because no candidate received over 50% of the vote on November 4, the top candidates are facing off on December 6. The two candidates are Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu and Republican Bill Cassidy. The CatholicVote.org Research Team has been hard at work this election season to ensure that Catholic voters [...]

America’s First Bishop

On November 6, 1789, Pope Pius VI appointed Father John Carroll to be the first Catholic bishop of the United States. In honor of this occasion, CatholicVote has published below an entry about his life from The American Catholic Almanac ! The American Catholic Almanac, co-written by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson, is a daily [...]


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