Cardinal Dolan receives Wilberforce Award for religious liberty efforts Read the Full Story
Conscience-protection bill for HHS mandate introduced in House Read the Full Story
HHS proposes big changes to contraceptive mandate Catholic groups still studying new proposed rules issued by HHS Read the Full Story
Appeals court sides with Belmont Abbey on HHS lawsuit Government must rewrite HHS mandate by March 31, court orders Read the Full Story
Indiana Catholic family that owns worldwide business challenges mandateMADISON, Ind. — Although Grote Industries in Madison has been in business for more than a century, one date in May holds particular significance to the family-owned, worldwide manufacturer of vehicle lighting products. On May 22, a three-judge...
Obama administration won't seek to block injunction in HHS mandate caseWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration told a federal appellate court May 3 that it would not seek to block an injunction the court had granted in November that had allowed a Christian book publisher to not comply with the contraceptive-coverage...
Archdiocese drops subpoena for White House records in HHS caseNEW YORK — The Archdiocese of New York has dropped its legal demand that the Obama administration provide documents from the White House staff related to the church's lawsuit against the government's insurance mandate for birth control coverage. Reuters...
HHS lawsuits aim to 'secure religious freedom,' bishop saysWASHINGTON, D.C. — Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, chairman of the U.S. bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, said he has "deep gratitude" and "solidarity and appreciation" for those who have challenged the contraceptive mandate...
Proposed HHS changes fall short of bishops' concerns, Cardinal Dolan saysWASHINGTON, D.C. — The new proposed rules issued by the U.S. Department...
Attorneys general urge wider exemption for contraceptive mandateWASHINGTON, D.C. — Thirteen state attorneys general asked the federal government to expand the religious exemption under the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate to private companies. They said in a March 26 letter to Health and Human...
Hobby Lobby granted full court hearing for mandate caseWASHINGTON D.C. — Christian-owned craft giant Hobby Lobby will be able to make its appeal against the federal contraception mandate before a full federal panel of nine judges, rather than the usual three. "Full court review is reserved only...
Bishop criticizes Catholic health plan for following HHS mandateSIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Bishop Paul J. Swain of Sioux Falls criticized a South Dakota Catholic health care plan's decision to comply with the federal contraceptive mandate for some of its clients, saying the situation "creates public scandal." Bishop...