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
High court hears oral arguments in companies' challenge to HHS mandate Read the Full Story
Obama administration says it plans opt-out alternative on mandateWASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration has filed a brief with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver indicating it plans to develop an alternative for Catholic and other religious nonprofit employers to opt out of providing...
Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirmBALTIMORE, MD. — In a recent interview with CNA, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore reaffirmed religious liberty as a priority for the U.S. bishops, emphasizing its relation to personal dignity and evangelization. "Let me just say that...
Votes fall short to move Senate bill forward in response to Hobby LobbyWASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Senate July 16 voted to block consideration of a bill aimed at reversing the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby and forcing businesses to provide contraceptive coverage for employees even if they...
Proposed bill aims to thwart Hobby Lobby court decisionWASHINGTON, D.C. —Thirty-five U.S. Senators have introduced legislation to strip religious freedom protections from businesses with objections to mandatory insurance coverage for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs. The senators are backed...
Court grants Christian-run college temporary relief from HHS mandateWASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court late July 3 issued an unsigned opinion granting Christian-run Wheaton College in Illinois temporary relief from complying with the Department of Health and Human Services' federal contraceptive mandate...
Injunction stops enforcement of HHS mandate for local Bible publisherBALTIMORE — A federal district court in Oklahoma issued an injunction June 4 preventing several Catholic entities – including a Gastonia-area religious publisher – from being forced to comply with the federal Department of Health and Human...
Protect Religious Freedom Restoration Act, faith leaders tell CongressWASHINGTON, D.C. — A coalition of leaders representing different U.S. religious faiths said in a June 30 letter to congressional leaders they "are united in staunch support" to protect the federal Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Earlier...
Archdiocese denied mandate relief; higher court issues stay on rulingPHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia June 26 lost its bid to block the Affordable Care Act's regulations on contraceptives, but a new ruling will prevent the church from paying fines of $160,000 a day for noncompliance. Judge Ronald...