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Jan 18, 2018 - 04:21 pm .- A new division at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will work to ensure the protection of religious freedom and conscience rights for Americans, government officials announced Thursday.?
Jan 14, 2018 - 05:17 pm .- This Martin Luther King Jr. Day will be the first without Sister Mary Antona Ebo, the only black Catholic nun who marched with civil rights leader Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Selma, Ala in 1965.
Dec 14, 2017 - 12:03 am .- Alveda King, the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and longtime pro-life advocate, has it in her blood to fight for the causes she believes in, one of which is to promote “civil rights” for the unborn.
Mar 28, 2017 - 03:53 pm .- A new high-ranking official at the Department of Health and Human Services could give the agency a significant shift in how it treats religious freedom and life issues.  
Dec 3, 2015 - 03:05 pm .- The legacy of Rosa Parks, 60 years after her arrest for civil disobedience, is that Catholics must fight injustice even when it hurts, said a member of the National Black Catholic Congress.
Aug 14, 2013 - 05:21 pm .- Half a century after the famous civil rights march in Washington, D.C., significant progress towards justice has been made, but some goals remain unmet, said a group of U.S. bishops.
Jul 4, 2013 - 08:16 pm .- In the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court decision that struck down part of the Voting Rights Act, the U.S. bishops have called for legislative action to ensure the right of all eligible citizens to vote.
Apr 16, 2013 - 02:03 am .- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous “Letter from Birmingham Jail” was “direct and prophetic” in its call for justice and racial equality, an archbishop said on the occasion of the letter’s 50th anniversary.
Jan 21, 2013 - 12:17 pm .- The momentous life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., indicate the important role of faith as the conscience of society, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
Jan 20, 2013 - 04:01 pm .- Martin Luther King Day is a time to promote racial harmony in America and honor the slain civil rights leader who was “inspired by the teachings of Christ,” says the head of the Knights of Peter Claver.
May 10, 2012 - 05:05 pm .- The legacy of Martin Luther King and the American civil rights movement of the 1960s should inspire Catholics in their response to President Obama’s endorsement of same-sex marriage, says Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami.