Catholic group launches alternative to health insurance Read the Full Story
Supreme Court upholds religious freedom for Hobby Lobby Belmont Abbey College, Good Will Publishers applaud decision Read the Full Story
Local business joins class-action lawsuit to block HHS mandate Good Will Publishers among 200 Catholic plaintiffs across the U.S. Read the Full Story
Archbishop: Catholics should be free to serve with 'eucharistic heart' Read the Full Story
Bishop says ruling means church not free 'to practice what we preach'PITTSBURGH — A three-judge panel's Feb. 11 ruling on a court challenge to the contraceptive mandate "says that the church is no longer free to practice what we preach," Pittsburgh Bishop David A. Zubik said. The panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit...
CHA brief urges U.S. Supreme Court to maintain health care subsidiesWASHINGTON, D.C. — If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down federal subsidies that have helped millions of people get health care coverage under the Affordable Care Act, it will be "an incredible cruelty," said the president and CEO of the Catholic...
Court hears arguments in Little Sisters of the Poor appeal, two othersDENVER — The Little Sisters of the Poor aren't seeking special privileges -- they just want the same exemption from the federal contraceptive mandate offered to others, the order's mother provincial said Dec. 8. Sister Loraine Marie Maguire...
New rules to opt out of HHS mandate still unsatisfactory, says USCCBWASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Oct. 8 urged the federal government "to reconsider" its new rules to allow religious institutions -- and potentially some for-profit companies -- to opt out of the contraceptive mandate...
Lawsuits on health care law's mandate, subsidies wind through courtsLEVITTOWN, Pa. — Despite the positive experiences many have had with the Affordable Care Act, it has not been without controversy. Most directly affecting Catholic institutions is the requirement that all employee health insurance policies...
Ruling in Priests for Life HHS suit 'wrong'; group won't 'obey' mandateWASHINGTON, D.C. —Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, said a federal appeals court that ruled against his organization in its challenge to the federal contraceptive mandate "is wrong, and we will not obey the mandate." A...
Judge grants Ave Maria University temporary injunction on HHS mandateTAMPA, Fla. — A federal judge in Florida has granted Ave Maria University's motion for a preliminary injunction to keep the Catholic university from being forced to follow the latest procedures that nonexempt religious employers must use to...
Growing secularization seen weakening place of religion in U.S. societyNEW YORK — Religious liberty is under aggressive assault on many fronts in a culture increasingly insensitive to rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to U.S. Constitution, according to speakers at a Sept. 15 forum in New York. The program,...