Category Archives: Religious Liberty

From the Trenches: Priest Threatened With Arrest, Says Mass in Park

Despite Saturday’s 400-to-1 House vote in favor, there’s still no word from the Senate on the reinstatement of priests affected by furlough at American military installations. I’ve heard from several current and former service members who have either seen their chapels closed or would have been unable to make it to Sunday Mass without access [...]

Sign at military chapel: ‘Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice’

And some people thought CatholicVote was making this up. But now the news of contract military priests being unable to say Mass at military installations is making national news. Even the liberal tabloid Huffington Post carried the story: Is religious freedom the latest casualty of the government shutdown? Some priests are being actively prevented from [...]

Do Military Priests Really Face Arrest? A Look At The Laws Surrounding The Shutdown

There have been a lot of comments on my piece from yesterday pertaining to the prohibition on furloughed GS or contract priests saying Mass at US military installations. A number of people have raised questions over the legal provisions surrounding this situation, and some have said this situation is no different than that facing every [...]

Military Priests Face Arrest for Celebrating Mass in Defiance of Shutdown

Our government is out of control. First, it was the World War II veterans who had to break down barriers to see the open air, un-attended memorial erected in their honor.  A memorial which is on public land but is supported – including the National Park Service fee – with private funds. This week there was [...]

CatholicVote in USA Today

We’re fighting on every front for religious freedom. Our legal team is working overtime on the briefs needed to take our lawsuit challenging the HHS Mandate to the Supreme Court. This morning we released an editorial authored by John Kennedy — the Catholic businessman suing Kathleen Sebelius with help from the CV Legal Defense Fund. [...]

For God or For Country?

Perhaps you have heard about the story of Senior Master Sergeant Phillip Monk, USAF? Then again, with the media’s attention dominated by Syria, maybe you haven’t. Here’s his story: Monk, who is a devout evangelical Christian, said he met with the young instructor and told him that he was fighting for him. “He was really [...]


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