Religious Freedom

October 11, 2013

Bill Introduced to Reveal Abortion Charges in Insurance Exchanges

The legislation was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and co-sponsored by 70 other members of the House.

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 30, 2013

Bishop Morlino Highlights Link Between Religious Liberty and Natural Law

‘Catholics don’t observe the natural law because we’re Catholic; Catholics observe the natural law because it is true,’ the shepherd of Madison, Wis., said.

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.

August 12, 2013

Charles LiMandri: Lawyer on the Front Lines of the Culture Wars

The counselor who defended the Proposition 8 petition drive and the Mount Soledad Cross case in court takes the helm of his own firm.

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 25, 2013

Robert George to Head U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

The July 23 appointment highlights the Catholic scholar’s striking influence on Washington policy debates, spanning global human rights as well as marriage and pro-life advocacy.

July 16, 2013

Proposition 8 Still Applies in California, Backers Say

A legal brief filed by Alliance Defending Freedom alleges that state officials acted incorrectly in response to the recent Supreme Court decision.

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 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 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 24, 2013

Register Radio: Saints and Witnesses for Fortnight for Freedom

June 14, 2013

Obama Threatens to Veto Bill Protecting Soldiers’ Conscience Rights

The presidential move is the latest in a string of incidents that have generated concern among Catholics and other Christian leaders.

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.

June 3, 2013

Political Scholar Says Religious Freedom Unites Society

'Religious liberty belongs to no party, no ideology, no creed: It is our common property and our shared inheritance.'

May 31, 2013

Contraception Funding Charges Inaccurate, New York Archdiocese Says

The archdiocese had no other option but to pay into the fund which administers the union members’ benefits ‘under protest’ to continue to offer insurance to its union workers and remain in the health-care field in New York.

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.

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