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Fortnight for Freedom

Religious liberty 'fundamental' to human dignity, bishops affirm

Jul 22, 2014 - 10:55 pm .- 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.

Ramadan fasting ban in China draws criticism

Jul 17, 2014 - 06:06 pm .- A Chinese province’s ban on the observance of the Ramadan fast among Muslim university students ignores the importance that religion can have for its followers, an American Muslim religious freedom advocate said.

Senate rejects bill to end employer conscience protections

Jul 16, 2014 - 09:36 pm .- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that opponents warned would have stripped conscience protections for businesses, drawing a response of cautious relief.

Senate bill would strip conscience protections, bishops warn

Jul 16, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Leaders of the U.S. bishops have issued a strong rebuke of a Senate bill that would deny conscience rights to employers in the field of health coverage.

Bishop: Hobby Lobby case shows need to fight secularism

Jul 15, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. stressed the need for Catholics to continue to evangelize and fight against the prevailing culture of secularism.

US House reapproves religious freedom commission

Jul 12, 2014 - 10:02 pm .- The U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Tuesday, with commission supporters urging more attention to religious persecution.

Hobby Lobby ruling aids Michigan woman's lawsuit

Jul 11, 2014 - 10:28 pm .- Following the Hobby Lobby decision upholding religious freedom, a woman business owner has secured a court injunction against the HHS mandate requiring coverage for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs.

Calif. Muslims see religious liberty burden in butchering rule

Jul 10, 2014 - 10:07 am .- Proposed California food safety rules for butchering animals have raised concerns among the state’s Muslims, who say the rules would prevent them from practicing their religious beliefs.

Proposed bill aims to thwart Hobby Lobby court decision

Jul 9, 2014 - 10:29 pm .- 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.

Supreme Court grants college injunction against HHS mandate

Jul 8, 2014 - 06:08 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court granted an injunction to Wheaton College on Thursday, temporarily exempting the Christian college from federal mandates to provide insurance coverage for procedures violating its beliefs.

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