Religious Liberty

October 6, 2015

What Pope Francis Just Did for Religious Freedom in America

In Pope Francis’ visit to America, religious freedom was a key theme in his public addresses from the White House to Independence Hall in Philadelphia. But […]
November 13, 2015

On November 13, Celebrate the First American Saint

The American Catholic Almanac, co-written by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson, is a daily reader of American Catholics who changed the United States.  From the American […]
November 18, 2015

Refugees and Religious Freedom

Centuries ago, my ancestors left the Palatinate in what is now Germany following the upheavals of the Thirty Years’ War to settle in America and to […]
January 18, 2016

Happy Religious Freedom Day—Now Let’s Go Sue Some Nuns!

  January 16 marks the anniversary of the drafting by Thomas Jefferson of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786, which became the impetus for […]
January 20, 2016

How Does a President Defeat Nuns?

Does anybody, anywhere, believe that the HHS Mandate was ever intended to be anything other than a deliberate attack on the Catholic Church? Anyone? The duplicitous […]
February 29, 2016

The Birthplace of Presidents

Tomorrow, the Commonwealth of Virginia will join a dozen or so other states holding primaries to nominate the Republican candidate for the next president of the […]
March 23, 2016

Thirty Pieces of Silver

God has a sense of humor. It is a dark irony that on Spy Wednesday, Solicitor General Verrilli argued this morning in Zubik v. Burwell before […]
April 12, 2016

[VIDEO] The Right to Religious Freedom

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released this powerful video explaining and defending the right of all people to freedom of religion. “Countries that have […]
April 13, 2016

April 13: The Reason for the Wall

The American Catholic Almanac, co-written by Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson, is a daily reader of stories about fascinating — and sometimes unexpected — American Catholics. […]