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
High court hears oral arguments in companies' challenge to HHS mandate Read the Full Story
Court continues injunction protecting Little Sisters from HHS mandate Read the Full Story
Courts give some last-minute relief from HHS contraceptive mandate Read the Full Story
HHS barred from enforcing mandate on Catholic entities in GeorgiaATLANTA — U.S. District Court Judge William S. Duffey Jr. has ruled that two organizations affiliated with the Atlanta Archdiocese -- Catholic Charities Atlanta and Catholic Education of North Georgia Inc. -- cannot be forced to comply with...
High court declines to give groups' HHS appeals preliminary reviewWASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court's March 31 decision not to consider preliminary appeals in lawsuits brought by several Catholic groups against the federal contraceptive mandate "means that the cases will proceed, without prejudice,...
Religious rights concerns being raised over beards and turbansWASHINGTON, D.C. — It might appear as though the Supreme Court, the departments of Defense and Justice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission are paying attention to the current popularity of beards. Recent actions by the four federal...
Concerns raised about pace of U.S. response to global religious rightsWASHINGTON, D.C. — The role of an ambassador-level position in bringing attention to abuses of religious freedom internationally is being emphasized by those who want a vacancy filled quickly or another position created to focus on specific...
Catholic leaders join in asking Obama to protect U.S. religious freedomWASHINGTON, D.C. — Two Catholics joined with eight evangelical leaders in asking President Barack Obama to defend religious liberty in the United States as he has defended it in other countries. "As you promote religious freedom abroad, please...
Little Sisters of Poor brief asks court to extend injunction on mandateDENVER — The Little Sisters of the Poor religious order has asked the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to extend an injunction blocking enforcement of a federal mandate to provide contraceptive coverage in employee health insurance. A brief...
Organizations weigh in on how Supreme Court should handle HHS mandateWASHINGTON, D.C. — After ruling in 2012 that certain aspects of the Affordable Care Act stand up to constitutional scrutiny, the Supreme Court's next dip into legal challenges to the law focuses on whether for-profit secular employers can...
Judge says employer objections to HHS mandate based on religious rightsNEW YORK — A spokesman for the New York Archdiocese said the archdiocese "welcomes and applauds" a Dec. 13 ruling by a federal judge granting Catholic organizations in the archdiocese and the neighboring Diocese of Rockville Centre a permanent...
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