Religious Freedom

April 16, 2013

Cardinal Wuerl Ramps Up Support for George Washington Chaplain

During an April 14 Mass with George Washington University students, Washington's cardinal commended chaplain Father Greg Shaffer.

April 16, 2013

Washington State Sues Florist for Declining to Beautify Same-Sex ‘Wedding’

Attorney general says that Barronelle Stutzman violated a state consumer-protection law when she turned down business from a homosexual couple.

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

U.S. Representative Decries Attacks on Coptic Christians

Egyptian Coptic Christians have faced a significant increase in violence since the country’s 2011 revolution.

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.

April 3, 2013

Americans Encouraged to Join Mounting Opposition to Mandate

Catholic Vote says the record number of comments demonstrates that Americans have deep reservations over the reach of the mandate.

March 29, 2013

Panel Urges Awareness of Global Christian Oppression

Authors of a new book warned that the persecution of Christians affects those of other faiths as well.

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 22, 2013

U.S. Help for Jailed Iran Pastor ‘Woefully’ Inept, Congressmen Charge

Six members of Congress urged the State Department to use the full resources of the U.S. government to free the Christian pastor.

March 14, 2013

Descendant of Founding American Files 50th Mandate Lawsuit

The Thomas More Law Center is handling the legal case with Beckwith Electric.

March 7, 2013

Peaceful Dialogue Requires Religious Freedom, Archbishop Tells U.N.

Archbishop Tomasi promotes genuine freedom of religion that opens the road to peace and authentic human development through mutual recognition.

March 6, 2013

Catholics Speak Out Against Colo. Civil-Unions Bill

Catholic Charities seeks religious-freedom provision on new bill.

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 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.

January 29, 2013

Iran’s Eight-Year Sentence for Christian Pastor Draws Outcry

Saeed Abedini, who is a U.S. citizen, is convicted by an Iranian judge for allegedly threatening local security with his leadership of house churches.

December 7, 2012

Supreme Court to Hear Marriage Cases on DOMA, Prop 8

November 27, 2012

Supreme Court Directs Appeals Court to Address Challenge to HHS Mandate

The Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals must examine the claim that mandated coverage of abortion-inducing drugs violates religious freedom, but ruling offers no assurance that justices will take up the case.

November 26, 2012

Oklahoma Court Rules in Favor of Children With Disabilities

These kids can use public funds to attend religious or secular alternative schools that better meet their needs, the court rules.

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