February 10, 2012

Will Obama Accommodate Religious Employers?

Amid news regarding possible plan, Catholic leaders continue to speak out about religious freedom.

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 9, 2012

Bishops Were Not Invited to White House HHS Discussions

Bishop William Lori: "No one from the administration has approached the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for discussions on this matter of a possible ‘compromise.’"

February 9, 2012

UPDATE #2: Democrats double down on contraception

February 8, 2012

Rick Santorum Sweeps 3 State Victories and Vows to Fight for Faith and Freedom

Presidential hopeful talks about God-given rights at Missouri rally Feb. 7.

February 8, 2012

Congress Urges Obama Administration to Suspend HHS Mandate

Letter by 154 members says policy violates religious freedom.

February 8, 2012

Spokeswoman of Evil Speaks!

February 7, 2012

160-Plus Bishops Speak Out Against HHS Mandate

More USCCB statements and USA Today editorial add to action alerts and letters from Catholic shepherds to counter administration's violation of Church beliefs and conscience rights. Updated from Feb. 6.

February 7, 2012

Catholics, Unite!

Feb. 12 issue editorial: In the wake of the Second Vatican Council, the rights of “conscience” were said to trump moral teaching that barred contraception, abortion and non-marital sexual relationships. Now, the raw power of the state has been used to violate the conscience rights of believers in an open and unapologetic manner.

February 7, 2012

GOP Candidates Oppose HHS Mandate

Presidential candidates weigh in on religious freedom.

February 7, 2012

Military Chaplains Instructed Not to Read Letter Against HHS Mandate

Archbishop Timothy Broglio says the Army defied his rights and chaplains' rights to free speech and free exercise of religion.

February 5, 2012

Will the HHS Contraception Mandate Derail Obama's Chances of Re-Election?

Two weeks after HHS Secretary Sebelius approved the controversial final rule, Speaker Boehner and Romney take up religious liberty issue.

February 3, 2012

Mitt Romney Writes Op-Ed Against HHS Mandate

Other Republican presidential candidates also oppose the mandate.

February 2, 2012

Catholic Business Leaders Denounce HHS Mandate

They consider their options in the face of this conscience attack.

February 1, 2012

Inside the Mind of Evil: Obama Administration's HHS Decision

November 18, 2011

Register Radio: USCCB Meeting and Religious Freedom

Editor Joan Frawley Desmond and Belmont Abbey College President Dr. William Thierfelder

November 11, 2011

Belmont Abbey Sues U.S. Government Over Contraception Mandate

In ‘test case,’ Catholic college contends its religious freedom has been violated.

October 14, 2011

U.S. Bishops and Other Catholic Groups Issue Ad Opposing HHS Mandate

Oct. 11 statement ran in Politico and The Hill in Washington: 'Support access to health care? Protect conscience rights.'

September 28, 2011

Bishops Speak Out Against HHS Mandate and Urge Faithful to Do Likewise As Deadline Looms

Update: Bishop Conley writes column in opposition. Comments deadline is Sept. 30.

September 1, 2011

Bishops' Conference Attorneys Submit Official Comment Criticizing HHS Contraception Mandate

Department action entails 'nationwide coercion of religious people and groups,' general counsel says.

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