Religious Liberty

April 19, 2012

Archbishop Mansell: 'We Must Always Work for Resurrection to Overcome Threat of Death'

Archbishop of Hartford on religious-liberty fight: 'We must all continue to fight for that fundamental right, basic in the history of our country. '

April 18, 2012

Bishops Appeal Court Ruling, Attempt to Restore Government Contracts for Trafficking Program

Archbishops Gomez and Lori warn that other faith-based programs will be affected by the ruling.

April 12, 2012

Excerpts From 'Our First, Most Cherished Liberty'

New USCCB statement on religious liberty: 'What is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free ... society — or whether the state alone will determine who gets to contribute to the common good.'

April 12, 2012

Bishops Issue Statement on Religious Liberty

'An unjust law cannot be obeyed,' they state, in face of growing threats to freedom.

April 5, 2012

State of Washington Will Appeal Ruling That Recognized Pharmacists’ Conscience Rights

Pro-life leader fears losing 'the nation we love' as state demands encroach freedom.

April 5, 2012

HHS-Religious Freedom Battle Yields Unexpected Rewards

Obama administration might not have anticipated it, but fight over ‘contraception mandate’ has given Pope Paul VI’s teaching new life.

March 23, 2012

At Scores of Rallies, Thousands Hear Calls to Restore Constitutional Right to Religious Liberty

Stand Up for Religious Freedom marks second anniversary of Obamacare with peaceful, impassioned demonstrations against HHS contraceptive mandate.

March 23, 2012

Americans Rally for Religious Freedom

1,000 protest in front of the Health and Human Services Department in Washington, as more gather in 140 cities across the country.

March 23, 2012

350 Stand Up for Religious Freedom in Central Minnesota

350 Gather on Cathedral Stairs

March 23, 2012

140 Cities Expected to See Religious Freedom Rallies Today

Thousands expected to gather in opposition to the HHS mandate on second anniversary of health-care reform act.

March 21, 2012

Archbishop-Designate William Lori Says New Evangelization is Top Priority in Baltimore

As he prepares to take leadership of a much larger archdiocese, the bishop of Bridgeport, Conn., sees no reason to halt his work in fostering religious liberty.

March 21, 2012

The New Face of Natural Family Planning, Immigration, Social Justice, Natural Law, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

March 20, 2012

U.S. Bishops Launch Religious Liberty Prayer Campaign

Campaign centers around new 'Prayer for Religious Liberty.'

March 14, 2012

New Poll Shows How Strongly Americans Oppose the HHS Mandate

Women especially are displeased. The president's approval rating has also dropped as a result of the federal rule.

March 13, 2012

Americans Continue to Oppose HHS Mandate

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's “I Still Believe” petition has attracted more than 100,000 signatures in less than a month.

March 11, 2012

Religious Liberty, Blood Transfusions, Cigarettes and Contraception

Church Fights Epic Battle With the Culture

March 9, 2012

Obama's Political Calculation (and NEW VIDEO on HHS Mandate)

March 2, 2012

Cardinal Dolan Issues Letter Hinting at Legal Challenge

NEWS ANALYSIS: Church recalibrates after negotiations with White House stall and Blunt Amendment is defeated in the Senate.

March 2, 2012

State-Level Contraceptive Mandates Call for National Solution

Even if the HHS requirement disappeared, local problems would persist for bishops, faithful Catholics.

February 29, 2012

'We Are Crossing the Rubicon': House Tackles HHS Mandate Threat

Bishop Lori, legal and policy experts raise concerns; a representative of the Institute of Medicine defends the federal rule.

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