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Please Pray for the Repose of the Soul of Bishop Murry

Bishop George V. Murry, S.J., the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown, died June 5 at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York, after a two-year battle with leukemia, the diocese announced. He was 71.   Read more.

Religious Freedom Week Takes Place June 22-29

Find out how you can pray and take action for religious freedom this week! 
First Freedom Podcast 
Episode 37- Church Re-openings and More
with Montse Alvarado

Montse Alvarado, Vice President and Executive Director of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, discusses Church re-openings and some Becket cases before the Supreme Court.   Check it out!
President of U.S. Bishops' Conference Issues Statement on Supreme Court Decision on Legal Definition of "Sex" in Civil Rights Law

By erasing the beautiful differences and complementary relationship between man and woman, we ignore the glory of God's creation and harm the human family, the first building block of society.  Read more.
Bishop Chairmen Applaud HHS Bringing Health Care Nondiscrimination Regulations into Alignment with Federal Law

We thank the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for promulgating regulations restoring the long-standing position of the federal government that discrimination on the basis of 'sex' means just that and does not refer to 'termination of pregnancy' nor 'gender identity.'  Read more.
Sharonell Fulton Is Going to the Supreme Court
Andrea Picciotti-Bayer, National Review

Severing ties with Catholic-run foster care and adoption programs under the guise of enforcing "neutral" anti-discrimination laws is tantamount to hanging a "Catholics Need Not Apply" sign outside every state and local health and human services department.   Read more.
Religious Freedom Foes Seek to Leverage Coronavirus Controversies
Kevin Jones, Catholic News Agency

The Center for American Progress, a longtime critic of religious freedom protections, has claimed churches seeking equal treatment under coronavirus public health rules have been "distorting religious freedom into a license to spread the coronavirus." But religious liberty experts disagree.  Read more.
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