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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
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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...
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,...
Federal government continues HHS case against Little Sisters of the PoorDENVER —The federal government is pursuing its case against the Little Sisters of the Poor in an attempt to get the religious order to comply with newly issued interim rules regarding the Department of Health and Human Services' contraception...
Federal court says accommodation process on HHS mandate 'a subterfuge'ALEXANDRIA, La. — A U.S. District Court Aug. 13 ruled in favor of a Baptist-run college in its fight against the federal contraceptive mandate and the directive that nonprofit employers who are not exempt from the mandate but who object to...
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...
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