Religious Freedom

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!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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 9, 2012

St. Gregory on Preparing for Lent, The Need to Address Nancy Pelosi, Vatican III, and much more!

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February 8, 2012

Federal Court Strikes Down California Marriage Law

Bishops denounce decision in high-profile case headed for the U.S. Supreme Court.

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

Christian and Religious Leaders Also Oppose HHS Mandate

Said a Lutheran leader: 'We would be in a very bad way without the Catholics standing up.'

February 8, 2012

New Poll Shows Catholic Voters Oppose HHS Mandate

Public Religion Research Institute's poll found that 52% of voting Catholics do not believe the contraception coverage mandate should apply to religiously affiliated colleges and hospitals.

February 8, 2012

Can a Priest Fight in a War?, Baptism Requires a Christian Name, Pecan Pie Protestantism, and more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

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 6, 2012

Mystery Behind Fidel Castros Excommunication, Heroic Minute, Distributist Agrarianism, and more!

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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.

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