Ewtn, Hhs Mandate, Religious Liberty

December 6, 2013

The Journey To Africa

November 27, 2013

Doctor Warns That HHS Mandate Puts Religious Identity at Risk

Head of U.S. Catholic health-care system addresses urgent concerns.

October 28, 2013

EWTN, State of Alabama File New Lawsuit Against HHS Mandate

‘The government should not be in the business of forcing people to violate their religious convictions,’ said Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange.

October 11, 2013

Long Islanders Gather for Massive Rosary Rally for Freedom

Hundreds turn out to pray the Rosary and rally for religious liberty threatened by the HHS mandate.

August 20, 2013

Catholic League Petition Demands End to HHS Mandate

The organization’s president, Bill Donohue, argues the Obama administration must scrap the HHS mandate now that repeated fixes have failed.

July 25, 2013

Lawyer Brothers Sue to Overturn HHS’ Contraception Mandate

Michael and Shaun Willis are the latest to file a lawsuit alleging the federal government has violated their constitutional right to religious freedom.

July 11, 2013

Report Sees New Hostility to Religion in U.S. Military Policy

The Family Research Council's report notes that pressure to impose ’a secular, anti-religious culture’ has intensified over the last six years.

July 9, 2013

U.S. Bishops: Concerns Remain Over Final Contraception Mandate

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York explains in a July 3 statement that, based on a preliminary analysis of the mandate, there’s no reason for the Church to stop fighting for religious freedom.

July 5, 2013

Panelists Predict Widespread Impact of Marriage Rulings

Catholic Information Center panelists voiced doubt that the current administration would provide sufficient religious-freedom protections.

July 3, 2013

Faith Groups Unite to Stress Need for HHS Mandate Exemptions

Archbishop Lori and more than 100 other religious leaders and scholars from a variety of faith traditions signed an open letter emphasizing the risks to religious freedom posed by the Obama administration’s HHS mandate.

June 28, 2013

Hobby Lobby Moves Forward in Seeking Mandate Reprieve

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals granted en banc consideration of Hobby Lobby’s appeal and reversed a lower district court’s ruling from last December.

June 27, 2013

Family Advocates Say Marriage Ruling Ignores Children

President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors said it is time for Christians ‘to rise up and renew their efforts to protect marriage and strengthen the families in their communities.’

June 25, 2013

Catholics, Baptists Come Together Over Conscience-Rights Bill

Archbishop William Lori and Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention are united by the belief that Congress must act to help preserve freedom of religion and conscience.

June 21, 2013

Christian College Is Granted Temporary Injunction Over HHS Mandate

Geneva College is contesting the controversial federal mandate: 'As a reformed Christian college, Geneva believes in the sanctity of life and objects, on biblical grounds, to being forced to provide the drugs through its insurance provider.'

June 14, 2013

Global Religious Freedom Law is Ineffective, Panel Says

A representative from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom testified before the House on global religious liberty.

June 12, 2013

IRS Scandals Raise Doubts Over HHS Mandate Judgment

The way the regulation is written, it is the IRS that determines whether an organization qualifies for full exemption from the HHS mandate.

June 5, 2013

Advocate Says Fight to Defend Marriage in Illinois Continues

The same-sex 'marriage' bill wasn’t defeated outright before the local House of Representatives adjourned, but the deadline was extended to vote on it.

May 31, 2013

Religious Differences Compatible With Freedom, Jewish Leader Says

Jewish leader said that being an American means both respecting the distinction between religious groups and standing for religious freedom for all members of American society.

May 15, 2013

Minnesota Redefines Marriage Despite Religious-Freedom Warnings

The Minnesota Catholic Conference will ‘continue to work to rebuild a healthy culture of marriage and family life, as well as defend the rights of Minnesotans to live out their faith in everyday life and speak the truth in love.’ The state is the 12th to change its definition of marriage.

May 14, 2013

Second Fortnight for Freedom to Highlight Marriage, Mandate

The two-week commemoration encourages people to live out faith in the public square and the professional world.

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