Novena for healing our country begins Saturday, August 15

Bishop Andrew Cozzins invites Catholics of the Archdiocese to the first day of a 54-day rosary novena. Saturday, August 15th, at 10 am A beautiful tradition of the Church, this novena consists of praying the rosary daily from August 15, the Feast of Our Lady’s Assumption, through October 7, the feast of Our Lady of

Is Your Child Really Safe?

***      From our friends at Child Protection League.     *** Educational Trends Shaping Our Future Virtual Conference June 20th, 2020 9 am - 3 pm CST The Catholic Defense League encourages anyone concerned about religious freedom and a safe environment for learning in public schools to attend the Child Protection League's Virtual Conference

Duty of stewardship remains when Mass attendance is not an option

The coronavirus pandemic has seriously affected many areas of our daily life. That includes attending weekly Mass on Sundays. On March 12, Archbishop Hebda dispensed the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. Last night he suspended Masses for the next two weeks. Parishes face an immediate and growing crisis without the gifts collected as part of

We’ve come a long way on clergy abuse

We’ve come a long way on clergy abuse By KEVIN CONNEELY  Star Tribune  Sunday, June 30, 2019 COUNTERPOINT: Jennifer Haselberg remains a critic, but much has changed since she left. Jennifer Haselberger, the former chancellor for canonical affairs in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis,

Call to Be Witnesses to Religious Freedom

Call to Be Witnesses to Religious Freedom The Catholic Defense League calls all Catholics to observe “Religious Freedom Week.” The goal of this U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops initiative is to strengthen Catholics’ resolve to defend and ensure religious freedom in America. The 7 days of prayer, education, and action

The Supreme Court’s Dubious ‘Wall of Separation’ between Church and State

The Supreme Court's Dubious 'Wall of Separation' between Church and State By Gary Galles                  06/21/2019 The Supreme Court has just issued its American Legion vs. American Humanist Assn. ruling that a nearly century-old cross built to honor WWI dead in Bladensburg, Maryland, does not violate the Establishment Clause. Hot Air’s Allahpundit wrote that the

Frequently Asked Questions About Religious Liberty

What do we mean by religious liberty? In Catholic teaching, the Second Vatican Council “declared that the human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power. This means no one

Election Hope and Challenge

Election Hope and Challenge Post Election Opinion; A Ray of Hope and Challenge…! The results of this election should not, must not lower our conviction and resolve to stand firm and defend our Faith and be the guiding light for our Church. I firmly believe that this is a wake-up

Catholic Defense League Annual Dinner (And rationale)

Catholic Defense League Annual Dinner Keynote Speaker — William Saunders William Saunders is Co-Director for the newly created Center for Religious Liberty at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law. Saunders will speak on a Catholic approach to religious liberty as a fundamental human right for all persons. He

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