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Hobby Lobby ruling draws renewed commitment from Congress

Jul 1, 2014 - 04:20 am .- The Supreme Court’s highly anticipated ruling on the federal contraception mandate has prompted a renewed enthusiasm from lawmakers on both sides of the religious freedom debate.

Hobby Lobby ruling lauded as 'big win for freedom'

Jun 30, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- Religious liberty advocates are applauding a Supreme Court ruling striking down the federal contraception mandate for some for-profit companies, while asking that protection be ensured for non-profit groups as well.

Pope selects Michigan priest to become bishop

Jun 30, 2014 - 03:15 pm .- Pope Francis has named Monsignor Steven J. Raica of the Diocese of Lansing to become the next bishop of Gaylord, Mich.

EWTN granted emergency relief from contraception mandate

Jun 30, 2014 - 01:15 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has secured temporary emergency relief against the federal contraception mandate one day before it would have gone into effect.

Supreme Court upholds religious freedom for Hobby Lobby

Jun 30, 2014 - 08:17 am .- On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby and similar employers cannot be forced to comply with the federal contraception mandate against their religious beliefs.

Ultimate freedom means choosing the good, bishop says

Jun 29, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Bishop James Conley joined other religious leaders in Lincoln, Neb. for a prayer service for religious liberty, reminding those present that choosing goodness is what constitutes ultimate freedom.

Boulder defies Colo. law with 'gay marriage' licenses

Jun 28, 2014 - 06:49 am .- A federal court’s ruling against Utah’s marriage amendment has triggered a controversy in Colorado, where the Boulder County Clerk’s office has begun to give invalid marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

EWTN files for emergency mandate relief with Supreme Court

Jun 27, 2014 - 05:44 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has filed a motion for emergency relief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for an injunction to bar enforcement of the federal contraception mandate.

Archbishop: Mandate ruling threatens Philly's vulnerable

Jun 27, 2014 - 05:25 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that he is “deeply disappointed” that a district judge has denied the archdiocese an initial injunction against the federal contraception mandate.

Bishop cites teaching of Popes in push to protect migrant kids

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:43 am .- Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso, Texas, invoked the social teaching of multiple popes in a plea for Congress to address the “humanitarian crisis” of unaccompanied child migrants to the U.S.

Major FBI bust highlights problem of human trafficking

Jun 27, 2014 - 04:49 am .- The arrest of nearly 300 suspected pimps and rescue of 168 children in a national bust of child sex trafficking rings across the country has drawn attention to the problem of modern slavery.

Religious applicants fare worse in job hunt, studies suggest

Jun 27, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Two studies suggest that religious self-identification on a job applicant’s resume can harm his or her job prospects, with Catholics receiving almost as few responses to job applications as Muslims in some parts of the U.S.

Supreme Court's abortion clinic ruling hailed as win for women

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:24 pm .- A unanimous Supreme Court decision striking down a 35-foot buffer zone around Massachusetts abortion clinics is being praised as a victory not only for pro-life counsellors but for all women.

Supreme Court unanimously rejects abortion clinic buffer zones

Jun 26, 2014 - 08:34 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a Massachusetts state law that imposed a 35-foot buffer zone around abortion clinics, in which protestors and pro-life counselors could not enter to speak with patients.

Apostolate teaches women their 'irreplaceable' value, dignity

Jun 26, 2014 - 04:10 am .- In 2003, a trio of laywomen in Denver were inspired by the writings of Pope John Paul II to create a Catholic study apostolate for women.

IRS ordered to pay $50,000 to marriage defense group

Jun 26, 2014 - 02:50 am .- A federal court has ordered the IRS to pay $50,000 to the National Organization for Marriage due to the leak of confidential tax documents, but the organization has called for further investigation to determine the extent of the wrongdoing.

New York Catholics angered over financial hit to students

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- Local Catholics are lamenting New York state legislators' move to deny a tax credit that would boost funding to create scholarships for students in need at private and religious schools.

Chaldean priest says little hope for Christians in Iraq

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:42 pm .- It has been more than four decades since Father Michael Bazzi left his home country of Iraq. But the plight of Christians in his home country at the hands of militant Muslim groups remains at the forefront of his mind.

Bishop's letter on 'language of love' finds global audience

Jun 25, 2014 - 02:37 pm .- Nebraska Bishop James D. Conley’s pastoral letter “The Language of Love” has had an international impact in the first three months since it was published.

Mother, daughter find faith despite unexpected pregnancy

Jun 25, 2014 - 04:10 am .- Waking up to her bedroom light one late night in October, Linda Padgett was flooded with fear. Standing there, her 18-year-old daughter Sarah revealed that she was pregnant.

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