Illinois pharmacist ruling praised as conscience victory

Washington D.C., Dec 13, 2012 / 12:06 am (CNA).- Religious liberty advocates are hailing the end of a seven-year legal battle over the required provision of abortion drugs in Illinois pharmacies as a major triumph for conscience rights. “This decision is a great victory for religious freedom,” said Mark Rienzi, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, which has represented the pharmacists in the case for several years. “The government shouldn’t kick … [Read more...]

Ecclesia in America congress participants leave unified, renewed

Rome, Italy, Dec 12, 2012 / 06:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- On the final day of the “Ecclesia in America” international conference, several participants agreed that it was a wonderful experience that helped them spiritually and intellectually.“This conference, really seen through the lens of Our Lady of Guadalupe, has been a really beautiful experience,” said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore in a Dec. 12 interview.The congress was held Dec. 9-12 in Rome, and … [Read more...]