Italy’s Catholic bishops denounce court ruling that OK’d sperm donors

Italy’s Catholic bishops try to put brakes on speedy divorce law

Explosions and arson: Europe church attacks revealed

Pro-life leaders meet for first “Rome Life Forum”

Italian court orders town to recognize New York same-sex “marriage”

Italian MPs introduce bill to protect parents’ rights against “gender ideology”

Italian parents push back against “gender deconstruction” project in schools

Court urged to not impose marriage redefinition in Italy | CNA

European human rights court allows ADF to defend Italy’s marriage laws

“Italian official criticizes U.S. for sending gays to Sochi Olympics”

Italy: The Rise Of Homo-fascism

Italy: Feminist Mob Invades Catholic Church, Unfurls Pro-Abortion Banner on Altar

Italian high court finds ‘romance’ in 60-year-old man’s sex with 11-year-old, overturns sentence

Italian Catholicism Teacher Comes Under Fire for Asking Students to Rank Sinful Behavior on List That Includes Homosexuality | Christian Post

Question on morality of homosexuality causes a stir | One News Now

ADF: Italian Catholicism teacher has freedom to convey church teaching on sexuality

Up to 90% of Italian gynecologists refuse to abort babies as abortion rate continues to drop

City of Florence approves cemetery for unborn victims of abortion, attacked by leftists

“Italian pasta brand Barilla in gay advert row”

    BBC: “We have a slightly different culture,” he replied. “For us, the concept of sacred family remains one of the fundamental values of the company. Ours is a traditional family. If gays like our pasta and our communication, they will eat our pasta. If not, they can avoid it and eat another brand. You can’t please everyone in order to displease no-one. “I wouldn’t do an ad with a homosexual family not because I disrespect gays – they have their right to do whatever they want without disturbing others – but because I don’t think like them and I think that the family we try to address is anyway a classic family.”


  • Posted: 09/26/2013
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Italian ‘anti-homophobia’ bill passes lower house

Italy: “Gay activists launch complaint against teacher who included homosexuality on list of possible sins”

Nearly 80% of Italian doctors refuse abortion; MPs attack conscience rights

Italian government official: anti-Christian laws in 15 European nations

Catholic Cardinal Calls for End to Blasphemy Laws

Italy’s top politicians unite against ‘homophobia’

Pope Francis Joins 40,000 Pro-Lifers at Italian March for Life

For the first time since the Great Schism, ecumenical patriarch to attend pope’s inaugural Mass

Italian bishop confined to home by homosexual demonstration

Italian teacher under fire after speaking out against homosexual agenda

Vatican: Children should have mom, dad after Italy high court upholds custody for gay mother

“Italian premier, running with Vatican support, says gay marriage issue up to Parliament”

EU lets Catholic Church off its billion-euro tax bill

Italy appeals European court’s ruling on embryo screening

EU appointed Italian gov’t tries to strip Catholic Church’s property tax exemption

    An amendment to Italy’s tax code that would require the Catholic Church to pay taxes on all its properties has hit a speed bump, after it was overturned October 10th by the Council of State, Italy’s highest-ranking court for administrative litigation . . . Despite the amendment having been overturned by the court, the issue is still up in the air, with the Italian government and EU officials reportedly working closely together within the European Union’s internal legal framework to override the court’s authority.


  • Posted: 10/23/2012
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.lifesitenews.com

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Time for the Religious to Pay Their Fair Share | Benjamin Bull at Townhall

Prohibition Of Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis: The ECHR Censors The Italian Law

France to pay 75% of salary to hire young, shocking unemployment rates in Europe

European Court Nixes Italy Embryo Screening Ban

Italian foreign minister: stopping anti-Christian violence should be international priority

‘U.S. Per Person Debt to Increase 7 Times Faster than Italian Debt’

Italian Study: ‘Gay gene’ survives through generations as female relatives of homosexual men ‘have more babies’

Italian Foreign Minister on attacks against Christians: These massacres must stop, says Terzi; we must defend freedom of religion

Two men torch themselves in Italy as economic hardship bites

“Italy court rules gays have right to ‘family life’”

Libya: ‘Historic’ European Court Judgment Upholds Migrants’ Rights

Pope: Large families a witness to faith, source of ‘wealth and hope’ to nation

Legal Periodical by William Saunders: “Does Neutrality Equal Secularism? The European Court of Human Rights Decides Lautsi v. Italy”

    William Saunders The Federalist Society Engage Volume 12, Issue 3, November 2011: Religion can be an intensely personal activity. However, the idea that religion is only a private, personal devotion with no public political consequences is relatively new. For many nations in Europe, religion, in particular Catholicism, exerted an important influence over government and politics for centuries. The remnants of this influence still remain in anthems, oaths, and ideologies, not to mention architecture. However, with the rise of an ideology of “strict separation of church and state” in the European Union and the Council of Europe, it has been unclear how countries may incorporate their religious influences and histories into public life and expression. The case of Lautsi v. Italy in the European Court of Human Rights illustrates this struggle between secular ideology and religious faith and affiliation in the European context. The ultimate decision in the case acknowledges that “freedom of religion” need not result in, as the late Richard John Neuhaus put it, the naked public square.1


  • Posted: 01/16/2012
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: www.fed-soc.org

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Five European Nations to Be Downgraded by S&P: Report

Francis X. Rocca: Pope Benedict’s Interfaith Outreach: As a cardinal, Joseph Ratzinger was skeptical about a ‘common concept of God.’

    Francis X. Rocca at WSJ.com: This audacious goal has unsettling implications for Catholicism’s relations with other faiths. After all, if religion is of more than merely subjective value, and if its many varieties are not just different expressions of the same reality, it follows that some religions are truer than others. And Benedict has never hidden his conviction of where the truth in its fullness lies. However undiplomatic it may seem in certain contexts, Benedict’s emphasis on objective truth is, by his lights, essential to the agenda for which he prayed in Assisi.


  • Posted: 10/28/2011
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  • Category: Global: Religious Liberty
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  • Source: online.wsj.com

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EU deal sparks union outrage in Italy

Italian Church Criticizes ‘Licentious Conduct’ of the Elite

China states price for Italian rescue

Growth of Islamistan in Europe means No-Go Zones for Non-Muslims

Italian women ‘the most unhappy in Europe’: 1/2 regret marriage, 2/3 regret having children

Italy ‘could recover billions in taxes by setting up licensed brothels’

Revenge? Italian Prosecutors Seize Documents from Moody’s, S&P

Italian parliament commission approves burqa ban

Bill to outlaw dehydration euthanasia passed by Italy’s lower house

Italian lower house votes to ban euthanasia

Phyllis Schlafly: Crosses Can Stay in Italy’s Classrooms

Italians not having kids, and now, not getting married either: new stats

Berlusconi to Obama: “we have almost a dictatorship of leftist judges.”

Rome braces for ‘prophet-predicted quake’

EU Nations Can’t Jail Illegal Immigrants

EU: Top court throws out Italian law making illegal immigration a crime

“Top Italian official blasts Ikea over gay advert”

Efforts to Ban the Burqa Go Well Beyond France

27% of cases at European Court of Human Rights concern Italy

Calls for academic to resign after saying Roman Empire fell due to homosexuality

France says will not accept ‘wave of Tunisian migration’

Homeschooling Grows in Italy

Secularism in Europe takes a blow as Vatican flexes its political muscle

European Court Affirms Crucifixes May be Displayed in Public Schools

    C-FAM: The final decision can be summarized by the concurring opinion of Judge Giovanni Bonello who wrote, “The Convention has given this Court the remit to enforce freedom of religion and of conscience, but has not empowered it to bully States into secularism or to coerce countries into schemes of religious neutrality.” “It is for each individual State to choose whether to be secular or not, and whether, and to what extent, to separate Church and governance.” . . . A loss in this case would have meant, in essence, that it would be illegal under the European Convention on Human Rights to have religious symbols in any state institution anywhere in Europe,” said Roger Kiska, Legal Counsel for the Alliance Defense Fund that represented 33 Members of the European Parliament in the case. “That would have set a dangerous example for the rest of the world.”


  • Posted: 03/24/2011
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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European Court Upholds Crucifixes in Public Schools