Fortnight for Freedom

Could a California bill make Catholic conduct codes illegal?

Jul 21, 2017 - 06:02 pm .- Pro-abortion groups are lobbying for a California law that Catholic leaders warn would open employers like Catholic schools to lawsuits for asking teachers to follow their codes of conduct.

Court sides with NY archdiocese in major religious liberty decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 11:00 pm .- A federal court ruled Friday that the Archdiocese of New York had the right not to hire a diocesan school principal in a First Amendment religious freedom decision.

Florist takes religious liberty case to US Supreme Court

Jul 14, 2017 - 10:32 pm .- Flower shop owner Barronelle Stutzman is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to protect her from a Washington state court ruling that could destroy her financially because her religious beliefs prevented her from serving a same-sex wedding ceremony.

Supreme Court rules in favor of church in crucial First Amendment case

Jun 26, 2017 - 05:32 pm .- In one of the biggest religious cases of the term, the US Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a church-owned playground can be eligible for a public benefit program.

US bishops launch 2017 Fortnight for Freedom

Jun 22, 2017 - 03:08 am .- The U.S. bishops have launched a website and video to mark the beginning of this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, focusing on religious freedom issues both at home and abroad.

US bishops vote to make religious freedom committee permanent

Jun 15, 2017 - 07:57 pm .- The U.S. bishops voted on Thursday to make their Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty a permanent committee of the national bishops’ conference.

US bishops say draft religious freedom rule 'long overdue'

Jun 5, 2017 - 08:23 pm .- A draft federal rule from the Trump administration regarding the contraception mandate is “encouraging news” that could help return federal health care policy to a better approach toward matters of conscience, the U.S. bishops have said.

Trump admin ponders new religious freedom rule for HHS mandate

May 31, 2017 - 09:51 pm .- A leaked draft of a federal rule that would protect religious organizations from the controversial federal contraception mandate has won the support of religious liberty advocates, who say that it is sorely needed.

Religious freedom cited in first US female genital mutilation case

May 25, 2017 - 09:02 am .- A U.S. federal law prohibiting female genital mutilation will be challenged for the first time in a case in Detroit, where lawyers plan to cite religious freedom as a defense of the practice.

Stronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster care

May 25, 2017 - 06:04 am .- The Catholic Church in Texas will work to promote more foster parenting, following the state legislature’s approval of strong legal protections for religious adoption and foster care agencies.

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