Congress

June 15, 2012

Bishops Critique Their Handling of Ryan Budget Before Approving New Statement on Economic Crisis

During the U.S. bishops’ meeting in Atlanta, several bishops questioned the conference’s recent statements on budget proposals.

June 12, 2012

Catholic Lawmaker Seeks Colleagues' Support for HHS Mandate Suits

June 10, 2012

Faith and Freedom on the New Haven Green

It was only one of scores of rallies June 8, but for religious liberty in America, this is 'hallowed ground.'

June 8, 2012

Americans Stand Up for Religious Freedom on Bill of Rights’ Anniversary

Rallies draw more than 75,000 people to protest HHS ‘contraceptive mandate.’

June 7, 2012

Prenda and Live Action Videos Amplify the Conversation About Sex-Selective Abortions in the U.S.

Group continues undercover videotaping, as Congress fails to pass law prohibiting procedure.

May 21, 2012

Unprecedented Legal Action Takes HHS Mandate Battle to the Courts

Bishops say the federal law is still 'unjust' and 'coercive,' as 43 Catholic dioceses and institutions file lawsuits May 21.

May 18, 2012

Sebelius Speaks at Georgetown Despite Protests

HHS secretary refers to JFK speech on religion and politics, as she encourages students to embrace public service.

April 28, 2012

Sebelius Says She Sought Religious 'Balance,' But Ignored Key Precedents

March 16, 2012

HHS Issues Statement Confirming Outlines of Contraception Mandate 'Accommodation'

Catholic universities will also be subject to policy that attempts to shift costs for contraception services to insurance companies, though critics call this an ‘accounting trick.’

March 16, 2012

Subsidized Abortions Will Be Offered in State Health Exchanges

Plans that include this provision will not be able to inform customers of a required abortion surcharge until after they enroll.

March 2, 2012

How Catholics Voted on the Blunt Amendment

More on the March 1 vote.

February 29, 2012

'We Are Crossing the Rubicon': House Tackles HHS Mandate Threat

Bishop Lori, legal and policy experts raise concerns; a representative of the Institute of Medicine defends the federal rule.

February 20, 2012

Congress Continues to Oppose HHS Mandate

Members of Congress convened last week to reiterate their support for the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act.

February 17, 2012

Religious-Exemption Amendment Stalls in Senate

Legislation to ensure religious liberty in HHS mandate did not come to a vote this week.

February 10, 2012

U.S. Bishops to White House: 'Rescission of Mandate Only Solution'

While critics dismiss the president's move as an election-year ploy, the Catholic Health Association’s Sister Carol Keehan and Planned Parenthood applaud the modification.

February 9, 2012

Boehner vs. HHS: 'Attack by the Federal Government on Religious Freedom ... Must Not Stand'

House Speaker John Boehner says Congress will reverse contraception rule if administration won't. Rep. Fred Upton has also announced plans to advance legislation 'to reverse the controversial decision and restore long-standing conscience protections.'

February 8, 2012

Christian and Religious Leaders Also Oppose HHS Mandate

Said a Lutheran leader: 'We would be in a very bad way without the Catholics standing up.'

February 8, 2012

Congress Urges Obama Administration to Suspend HHS Mandate

Letter by 154 members says policy violates religious freedom.

January 31, 2012

Rubio Introduces Bill to Protect Church Organizations Against Obama's Mandate

HHS contraceptive requirement, with narrow exemption, 'tells us a lot about the administration's overreach in all parts of our lives,' Florida senator says.

January 23, 2012

Pro-life Congressmen Speak About the Fight Against Abortion

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