Religious Liberty

September 10, 2014

Lay Catholics Urged to Take Greater Role in Promoting Religious Freedom

Alan Sears, president of Alliance defending Freedom, emphasized this role at the eighth annual Catholics in the Public Square conference.

July 28, 2014

Obama’s Executive Order Tramples Values of Faith-Based Agencies

COMMENTARY: Severing the Roots of the Tree of Liberty

July 7, 2014

Register Radio - Religious Liberty Edition

June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood in 5-4 Decision

Legal experts are divided on the decision’s implications for HHS lawsuits brought by religious nonprofits.

June 23, 2014

Register Radio — Fortnight for Freedom and the Little Oratory

June 11, 2014

U.S. Bishops Unanimously Reauthorize Religious-Liberty Initiative

NEWS ANALYSIS

March 12, 2014

Group of 200 Catholic Employers Sues to Block HHS Mandate

The lawsuit, from an association that represents more than 19,000 employees nationwide, charges that the Affordable Care Act compels the violation of religious beliefs.

January 25, 2014

Supreme Court Injunction Protects Little Sisters

The religious health-care provider will not have to comply with the demands of the mandate while their case is being challenged in court.

July 11, 2013

Report Sees New Hostility to Religion in U.S. Military Policy

The Family Research Council's report notes that pressure to impose ’a secular, anti-religious culture’ has intensified over the last six years.

July 5, 2013

Panelists Predict Widespread Impact of Marriage Rulings

Catholic Information Center panelists voiced doubt that the current administration would provide sufficient religious-freedom protections.

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 27, 2013

Family Advocates Say Marriage Ruling Ignores Children

President of the Coalition of African-American Pastors said it is time for Christians ‘to rise up and renew their efforts to protect marriage and strengthen the families in their communities.’

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 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 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.

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.

May 15, 2013

Minnesota Redefines Marriage Despite Religious-Freedom Warnings

The Minnesota Catholic Conference will ‘continue to work to rebuild a healthy culture of marriage and family life, as well as defend the rights of Minnesotans to live out their faith in everyday life and speak the truth in love.’ The state is the 12th to change its definition of marriage.

May 14, 2013

Second Fortnight for Freedom to Highlight Marriage, Mandate

The two-week commemoration encourages people to live out faith in the public square and the professional world.

May 1, 2013

Victory for the Ground Zero Cross

COMMENTARY

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