Religious Liberty

April 17, 2013

Archbishop Lori: ‘We Cannot Evangelize If We Cannot Engage’

The U.S. bishops’ point man on religious liberty affirms the continuing need for Catholics to live out their faith-based values in the public square.

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.

March 27, 2013

Federal Judge Dismisses EWTN’s Lawsuit Against the HHS Mandate

Judge agrees EWTN has standing in the case, but rules it’s premature for the case to move forward.

March 26, 2013

Franciscan University Undaunted After HHS Suit Dismissed

U.S. district judge dismissed the case on March 22 on the grounds it lacked standing.

March 21, 2013

Bishop Denounces Health Network’s Compliance With Mandate

Catholic health-care provider Avera made the decision to comply with the federal contraception mandate without seeking diocesan counsel or authorization.

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 1, 2013

EWTN Pressing on in Face of Latest HHS Notice

Statement of Michael P. Warsaw, president and chief executive officer of EWTN Global Catholic Television Network and publisher of the Register, in response to notice of proposed rulemaking by the U.S. government on the HHS contraceptive services mandate issued Friday, Feb. 1, 2013:

December 12, 2012

Mennonite-Owned Wood Manufacturer Sues Over Contraception Mandate

‘Forcing Americans to surrender long-standing, deeply-held principles in order to own and run a business is not merely troubling but unnecessary and unconstitutional,’ the company’s president says.

November 6, 2012

A Tough Campaign Season: The Bishops' Battle to Overturn the Mandate

Amid a presidential-election year, the highlights of the U.S. bishops’ high-stakes effort to counter partisan spin and raise the alarm about the HHS mandate.

October 20, 2012

Religious Freedom vs. Aggressive Secularism

Oct. 21 issue pre-election commentary

October 18, 2012

Religious Freedom (Briefly) Surfaces During Debates, Stirring Frustration

Where the HHS mandate stands in the midst of pre-election sound bites and strategy.

October 16, 2012

The States of Religious Freedom

Nine state-level religious-freedom caucuses gear up for new challenges to First Amendment rights.

October 13, 2012

Bishops Call for 'Rosary Novena for Life and Liberty'

October 7, 2012

Play for Faith and Freedom

Oct. 7 issue feature: Timely show portrays St. Maximilian Kolbe’s stand for religious liberty.

October 7, 2012

Rosaries and Masses 'For God and Country'

From our Oct. 7 issue: A new prayer campaign is being organized by the World Apostolate of Fatima USA and Father Andrew Apostoli, a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal and Fatima expert.

October 4, 2012

Obama vs. Romney, Round 1: Early Returns

A look at the post mortems of presidential debate No. 1, from the thoughtful to the rhetorical.

September 28, 2012

Religious Liberty Allows ‘Voice of Faith to Function as the Conscience of Society’

Cardinal Donald Wuerl warns against the rising dominance of a ‘monolithic secular point of view’ and offers Dignitatis Humanae, the groundbreaking Vatican II document, as an antidote.

September 19, 2012

House Passes Bill to Promote Human Rights in Vietnam

September 7, 2012

Cardinal Dolan Offers Pro-Life, Pro-Liberty Prayer at Democratic Convention

The archbishop of New York's prayer was similar to the one he prayed at the Republican National Convention. However, his prayer at the Democratic gathering was more explicit about the need to defend life.

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