Ewtn, Hhs Mandate, Religious Liberty

April 30, 2013

New Film Depicts Dramatic Revival of Omaha Parish

Where Heaven Meets Earth will make its premiere today on EWTN.

April 26, 2013

Vatican Official Cautions of ‘Subtle’ Religious Freedom Violations

Cardinal Giancarlo Ravasi says the restrictions on religious freedom ‘are not simply legal or political issues but a direct outrage on the human dignity of persons.’

April 24, 2013

Six-Figure Grant to ‘Catholics United’ Tried to Recruit Clergy

The San Francisco-based Energy Foundation gave the Catholics United Education Fund $116,000 to recruit Catholic clergy to support the Environmental Protection Agency.

April 24, 2013

Cardinal Dolan Honored by Evangelicals for Leadership

Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview is recognizing Cardinal Dolan for his advocacy for religious freedom.

April 18, 2013

Religious Freedom vs. Totalitarianism

COMMENTARY

April 17, 2013

Archbishop Lori: ‘We Cannot Evangelize If We Cannot Engage’

The U.S. bishops’ point man on religious liberty affirms the continuing need for Catholics to live out their faith-based values in the public square.

April 12, 2013

Little Sisters Plead for Accommodation From Government

The Little Sisters of the Poor said the Health and Human Services' mandate ‘threatens the operation’ of their homes for the elderly poor.

April 10, 2013

White House Opposes N.Y. Archdiocese’s Request for Documents

The New York Archdiocese’s subpoena for the files is part of a lawsuit challenging the HHS mandate.

April 9, 2013

Fight Against HHS Mandate Draws Thanks From Bishops

Archbishop William Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, thanks all those who have challenged the HHS mandate in federal courts.

March 29, 2013

Pro-Life Democrats Call for Broad HHS Mandate Exemptions

Democrats for Life of America supported the Affordable Care Act with the understanding that conscience rights would be protected.

March 27, 2013

Federal Judge Dismisses EWTN’s Lawsuit Against the HHS Mandate

Judge agrees EWTN has standing in the case, but rules it’s premature for the case to move forward.

March 26, 2013

Franciscan University Undaunted After HHS Suit Dismissed

U.S. district judge dismissed the case on March 22 on the grounds it lacked standing.

March 21, 2013

Bishop Denounces Health Network’s Compliance With Mandate

Catholic health-care provider Avera made the decision to comply with the federal contraception mandate without seeking diocesan counsel or authorization.

February 26, 2013

Pro-Life Groups Urge Grassroots ‘Call to Conscience’

Initiative asks Congress to include conscience protection in essential legislation in response to the HHS mandate.

February 22, 2013

White House Has ‘Trampled on Religious Freedom,’ Charge U.S. Lawmakers

Eleven legislators file a brief with 10th Circuit in HHS mandate case, as the U.S. bishops press ahead with legal and legislative efforts to defend conscience rights for all.

February 15, 2013

Deacon Bill Steltemeier, Faithful Servant

The late chairman of EWTN’s board of governors served as Mother Angelica’s right-hand man throughout the global Catholic network’s formative years.

February 7, 2013

HHS Mandate — Big Bucks for ‘Big Pharma’?

NEWS ANALYSIS: Co-pay-free contraception and abortifacients likely will deliver windfall profits to pharmaceutical companies eager to sell expensive ‘brand drugs.’

February 6, 2013

States Block Insurance Abortion Coverage as Reality of HHS Mandate Grows

And more states will follow, says the staff counsel for Americans United for Life.

February 1, 2013

EWTN Pressing on in Face of Latest HHS Notice

Statement of Michael P. Warsaw, president and chief executive officer of EWTN Global Catholic Television Network and publisher of the Register, in response to notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. government on the HHS contraceptive services mandate issued Friday, Feb. 1, 2013:

January 4, 2013

Contraception Mandate Kicks In for Wave of Employers

The battle over religious freedom intensifies as the controversial federal contraception mandate goes into effect for many for-profit employers.

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