Former religious freedom ambassador says women's voices essential Read the Full Story
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20 years later, religious rights law being tested in ways not foreseen Read the Full Story
Pittsburgh, Erie dioceses win temporary injunction against HHS mandate Read the Full Story
Lawsuit says USCCB health care directives led to woman's negligent careDETROIT — Lawyers for a woman who claims she suffered a miscarriage because of the way a Michigan Catholic hospital handled her case have filed suit on her behalf against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops over its "Ethical and Religious...
Christians must work together to protect religious freedom, pope saysVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, in a message to Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, called for increased cooperation among Christians to protect religious freedom and the right to promote Christian values in society without...
Lori: HHS mandate aims to drive wedge between Church's faith, worshipNEW ALBANY, Ind. — Defending the religious rights of the Catholic Church against the government's contraceptive mandate is tied to the church's ministry to those in need, Baltimore's archbishop told a New Albany audience Nov. 29. The church's...
Judge rules clergy housing allowances unconstitutionalMADISON, Wis. — A law granting clergy members an exemption from income tax on housing allowances is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge's recent decision. The exemption “violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment...
Bishops send 'special message' reiterating objections to HHS mandateBALTIMORE — In a "special message" released Nov. 13, the U.S. bishops reiterated their objections to the Affordable Care Act's requirement that employee insurance include contraceptive coverage and said they remain "united in our resolve...
New HHS ruling said strongest yet on citing religious freedom concernsINDIANAPOLIS — Several business owners across the country have filed suit in federal courts seeking relief from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires nearly all employers to provide abortion-inducing drugs,...
Family businesses win victory in appeals court decision on HHS suitINDIANAPOLIS — A Catholic family in Madison that owns a vehicle lighting manufacturing company won an important religious liberty victory in a Nov. 8 ruling handed down by a three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago. Judge...
Suit challenges HHS mandate on social justice groundsWASHINGTON, D.C. — The owner of a U.S. manufacturing business is filing an appeal to the Supreme Court over the HHS mandate, both because it violates his religious beliefs and because it interferes with his ability to treat his workers justly. "I've...
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