Religious Freedom

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.

November 13, 2012

Keeping Post-Election Hope Alive

COMMENTARY

November 7, 2012

Religious-Freedom Amendments Tumble

Four States Affirm Same-Sex ‘Marriage’

November 7, 2012

Catholic Leaders Call on Obama to Respect Life, Liberty

Cardinal Dolan and Pope Benedict XVI offer prayers for the president and the country.

November 2, 2012

Second Temporary Injunction Against HHS Mandate Granted

'This is not only a victory for our clients, but for religious freedom,' said Erin Mersino, lead counsel on the case for the Thomas More Law Center, which is representing Weingartz Supply Company.

October 31, 2012

North Dakota Bishop Stands by Pastoral Letter on Election

His call to vote in accordance with a properly formed conscience wasn’t directed against specific candidates, Bishop Kagan explains.

October 20, 2012

Civility in the City

The archbishop of New York keeps religious freedom in the news while modeling Christian charity at the Al Smith Dinner.

October 2, 2012

Archbishop Lori Discusses Presidential Debates, Polls and the Beatitudes

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty talks about the spiritual and political challenges of the current election cycle.

September 28, 2012

Thank God for the HHS Mandate

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