Religious Freedom

February 23, 2012

Clergy Declare 'State of Emergency' Over HHS Mandate

As religious leaders remain vigilant in their opposition to the revised rule, including the EWTN CEO and Register publisher, insurance companies don't believe it will cut costs.

February 22, 2012

2012's Long Lent

Ash Wednesday feature, our Feb. 26 issue editorial, which focuses on faith standing strong against the culture and the Pope's Lenten message.

February 20, 2012

Pope Delivers Series of Poignant Addresses on the Faith

This past week the Holy Father has focused on culture, faith, families, religious freedom and vocations.

February 18, 2012

Burning Incense Before Idols

February 17, 2012

House Hearing on HHS Mandate Raises Objections, Previews Election-Year Spin

Religious leaders outline concerns, while Democrats defend need for contraception. Some in the GOP want ‘Obamacare’ on trial.

February 16, 2012

The Parable of the Kosher Deli

Bishop Lori Testifies Before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

February 15, 2012

Free Catholic eBooks, Jehovah's Witness Convert, The Tyranny of Misunderstood Freedom, and more!

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February 14, 2012

The Ascent of Love and St. Valentine, The Magisterium of Nuns, The Four Chaplains, and much more!

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February 13, 2012

Bishops Reject Obama's 'Accommodation'

'We are dismayed that he does not understand the root issues which are involved here,' says one bishop.

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 10, 2012

Don't Be Deceived! Evil Obama Policy Now Even MORE Evil!

February 10, 2012

Obama's Mandate 'Accomodation' Prompts Criticism

EWTN CEO/Register publisher, Catholic League, Family Research Council and Becket Fund for Religious Liberty respond to Feb. 10 news.

February 10, 2012

President Obama to Modify His Contraception Mandate

‘Accommodation, Not Compromise?’

February 10, 2012

Will Obama Accommodate Religious Employers?

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

February 10, 2012

Cardinal George Prays That Americans Will 'Choose Leaders Who Respect ... Freedom'

Bishops of Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin are in Rome for their ad limina visit.

February 10, 2012

Sister Charges That Washington State Abortion Insurance Bill Violates Federal Law

Legislators told federal funding would be endangered by passing a law forcing abortion health insurance.

February 9, 2012

Contraception: Why Not?

Some background on why the Church — and Catholic employers — are resisting the HHS contraceptive mandate.

February 9, 2012

Going Back to the Land, More Confusion on the Anointing of the Sick, Nancy Pelosi, and much more!

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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.’"

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