Fortnight for Freedom

Could 'British values' push jeopardize Catholic education in the UK?

Jul 30, 2015 - 09:02 am .- Some Catholics in Great Britain are concerned the push for “British values” in schools, meant to counter Islamist extremism, could harm sincere religious believers and burden Catholic schools, rather than advance human dignity.

LGBT grant-maker wants to win religious liberty fight within three years

Jul 29, 2015 - 06:31 am .- A leader in LGBT grant-making has told business leaders that he wants to shut down the political fight for religious freedom exemptions in the U.S. within three years.

Court: Family-run pharmacy must carry Plan B despite religious objections

Jul 24, 2015 - 10:47 pm .- Owners of a pharmacy in Washington state must provide the morning-after contraceptive pill against their religious beliefs after a federal appeals court upheld a state mandate that they do so.

Last hope: Little Sisters of the Poor appeal to Supreme Court

Jul 23, 2015 - 04:09 pm .- After a federal appeals court ruled that the Little Sisters of the Poor must obey the federal contraception mandate, the sisters have announced that they are appealing to the Supreme Court.

Bible publisher wins permanent victory over HHS mandate

Jul 19, 2015 - 09:55 pm .- A Bible publisher based in Illinois has won its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate, with a final ruling delivered July 15 by a federal district court.

What a proposed US bill on religious liberty would and would not protect

Jul 17, 2015 - 01:03 am .- With same-sex marriage now legal throughout the United States, some members of Congress are trying to protect the religious rights of those who disagree with marriage's new definition – but their efforts may be limited.

Disappointment follows ruling against Little Sisters in mandate case

Jul 14, 2015 - 05:29 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor have reiterated their commitment to following their conscience as they care for the poor and dying, following a federal appeals court ruling that they must obey the federal contraception mandate.

Controversial HHS mandate accommodation now finalized

Jul 10, 2015 - 07:18 pm .- In its latest update to the federal contraception mandate, the Obama administration on Friday finalized a set of proposed rules which the U.S. bishops have previously said still violate religious freedom.

Want to put the Pope's encyclical into practice? Protect religious freedom, archbishop says

Jul 4, 2015 - 08:35 pm .- Religious freedom is absolutely necessary to implement the teachings of Pope Francis’ recent encyclical Laudato Si, said the U.S. bishops’ domestic justice spokesman on Independence Day.

Supreme Court protects Pennsylvania charities from HHS mandate

Jun 30, 2015 - 06:30 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has issued an order protecting a group of Pennsylvania religious institutions from being required by the federal contraception mandate to violate their faith.

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