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Freedom from religion - Margaret Somerville

So, the Quebec government is throwing down the gauntlet, yet again, on freedom of religion, by proposing to ban religious symbols in public spaces and to prevent people working in the public sector wearing them.   Read more...

Freedom of Conscience - Father George Rutler

Our many fellow Catholics now enchained for the Faith of our Fathers in such places as China, Syria, and Egypt are, as Father Faber's hymn says, "in heart and conscience free." But what happens when a government tries to chain the conscience itself?  Read more...

Freedom of Conscience, Tudor Style - Sean Murphy

"No opposition, I say!" he roared. "No opposition! Your conscience is your own affair, but you are my Chancellor!"  Read more...

Freedoms should trump feelings - Colleen Carroll Campbell

Heavy-handed, mushy-headed responses to real-life problems teach students victimhood rather than citizenship and do little to foster a climate of civil debate necessary for a free society.   Read more...

From Nigeria, a case study in fighting back - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Christian populations in Arab lands are too small to defend themselves. Not so in Africa.   Read more...

From the mouth of mullahs - Michael Coren

The timing could not be more apposite. After the humorless banalities of the CBC’s Little Mosque on the Prairie come the grotesque realities of Channel 4’s Undercover Mosque in the U.K.  Read more...

General Bashir’s Genocide, Again - Nina Shea

Darfur would be Sudanese President Lt. General Omar Hassan al Bashir's second genocidal campaign against his countrymen. He waged the first against the Christian and animist people of south and central Sudan, with most of the deaths occurring over a decade beginning in the early '90s and 2002. As Elie Wiesel wrote about the south, it was "genocide in slow motion."  Read more...

Getting away with hate crimes - IAN HUNTER

What these Visigoths did was to vandalize and desecrate a holy place.  Read more...

Global religious persecution - Doug Bandow

A Pew foundation study looks at the troubled position of religious belief in most countries in the world.  Read more...

God and Gettysburg - Robert P. George

Nothing is sacred, as it were – not even the facts of American history, not even the words spoken by Abraham Lincoln at the most solemn ceremony of our nation's history.  Read more...

God Killing Kiddie Flick Disappoints - Pete Vere & Sandra Miesel

Phillip Pullman has been much more circumspect about his atheism now that the movie, The Golden Compass is out, telling interviewers that he's only writing against "authoritarianism" in religion. But in a just-released book on Pullman's trilogy, Pete Vere and Sandra Meisel reveal him for what he is, the Pied Piper of AtheismRead more...

Godless Secularism Assaults Life and Liberty - The Most Reverend William Edward Lori, S.T.D.

For some time now, both life and liberty have been under assault by an overarching, Godless secularism, replete with power and money, but sadly lacking in wisdom.  Read more...

Government restrictions will eliminate spirituality that makes religious programs work - Rev. Robert Sirico

Effective private charities focus on human and spiritual, not just material needs.  Read more...

Hate Crimes - David Sisler

Question: When is a hate crime not a hate crime? Answer: (a) when the crime is perpetrated against a Christian, (b) when the crime is committed against a heterosexual by a homosexual, (c) all of the above.  Read more...

HHS’s birth-control rules intrude on Catholic values - John Garvey

It does not take a college education to see the hypocrisy in offering to pay for the very services we condemn in our theology classes and seek forgiveness for in our sacraments.   Read more...

High Noon at Sunrise Rock - Christopher Levenick

If Buono v. Norton stands, the distance between the cross at Sunrise Rock and the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery will have effectively disappeared. It is only a matter of time until someone visits that field of heroes and takes offense at all the religious symbols inscribed in marble.  Read more...

His wrath upon their heads - Father Raymond J. de Souza

The blood of Baghdad screams out to heaven and earth.   Read more...

Hitchens' flat world - Rev. Raymond de Souza

At a certain point in reading God is not Great, Christopher Hitchens’ broadside against religion as a false, immoral, man-made construction, I half-expected Hitchens to write that if God were real and omnipotent, and consequently Hitchens so wrong, then God should have arranged things so as to prevent him from writing his book.  Read more...

Honouring the preacher King - Father Raymond J. de Souza

By ignoring his religious background and motivation, the Martin Luther King Monument neglects the true measure of this great man.  Read more...

How Father Desbois Became a Holocaust Memory Keeper - Jordana Horn

Father Patrick Desbois is a French Catholic priest who, virtually single -handedly, has undertaken the task of excavating the history of previously undocumented Jewish victims of the Holocaust in the former Soviet Union, including an estimated 1.5 million people who were murdered in Ukraine.   Read more...

How to End 'Islamophobia' - Tawfik Hamid

The latest survey of American Muslims won't reassure their fellow citizens.  Read more...

How Your Kid's Soccer Ball Is Made - Mark Early

The next time you are watching your kids play soccer, I would like you to think about some other kids, halfway around the world, and their soccer balls. Because unlike your children, for whom the ball is a symbol of childhood, for children in India the ball is often a symbol of stolen childhood.  Read more...

Human Rights at 60 - Joseph Loconte

They aren't what they used to be.  Read more...

Icebreaker for liberty - Father Raymond J. de Souza

Friends of Ezra Levant find themselves making the same phone call at least annually.   Read more...

In Defense of Certainty - Charles Krauthammer

It's trendy to be suspicious of people with "deeply held views." And it's wrong.  Read more...


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