Category Archives: Religious Liberty

Render Unto Caesar This Nov. 4

At the height of the American political season, the Church providentially gives us the famous “Render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and unto God what is God’s” Sunday Gospel. It is famous because in it Christ draws a line between Church and state. But the way he does so is significant. He points out that [...]

Where the Michigan Senate candidates stand on the issues

The Senate race in Michigan is still close.  Here at CV, our team has been watching Terri Lynn Land and Gary Peters so we can offer Catholic voters in Michigan a recommendation. Many issues are at stake in this election, and the Michigan race is crucial to get our country back on track. This flyer [...]

UPDATED Houston Has a Problem: City Subpoenas Preachers’ Sermons over Equal Rights

Earlier this year, the city of Houston, Texas passed an equal rights ordinance which bans, among other things, discrimination based on gender identity. The ordinance’s greatest champion was Houston’s openly lesbian mayor, Annise Parker. The ordinance was opposed by many, including many local Christian leaders, who think that granting “gender identity” legally protection on par [...]

11 Awesome People You Totally Didn’t Know Were Catholic

I have exciting news.  Today, we are proud to announce the release of The American Catholic Almanac!  It is a daily reader of fascinating people – saints, sinners, patriots, rogues and ordinary people – who changed the United States. To celebrate, we’re giving you a sneak preview of 11 awesome people who appear in the book. [...]

The question nobody is asking about the black mass in Oklahoma

At least, I haven’t seen anyone asking it. First, a brief recap of events: A few weeks ago, a Satanist group announced plans to perform a black mass in Oklahoma using a consecrated host that had been stolen from a Catholic Church. In response, a legal team representing the local bishop obtained a court order [...]

What I Saw at the “In Defense of Christians” Summit

An important effort to defend persecuted Christians in Iraq and elsewhere has been tainted by accusations of Antisemitism against some high level participants.  I think that’s unfair – above all to Christians at the mercy of ISIS at this hour– and would like to offer my eyewitness account of the event in question to offer [...]


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