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Fortnight for Freedom

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.

Church must remain free to serve, Fortnight for Freedom concludes

Jul 7, 2014 - 11:02 pm .- Catholics must come together to protect the work of the Church's charities and services, said the U.S. bishops' president as the annual Fortnight for Freedom came to a close on Friday.

Call for religious exemption from ENDA draws diverse support

Jul 3, 2014 - 10:50 pm .- A diverse group of religious leaders – including some who worked on President Obama’s re-election campaign – are asking for a religious exemption to a controversial discrimination rule.

Wave of religious freedom rulings follows Supreme Court decision

Jul 3, 2014 - 02:22 am .- In the days following a Supreme Court ruling upholding religious freedom in the workplace, several lower courts have issued decisions protecting religious liberty in similar circumstances.

DC cardinal recalls faith of early US Catholics

Jul 2, 2014 - 10:03 pm .- Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl exhorted the faithful to be “vigilant” in protecting their God-given religious liberty, invoking the faith of the first U.S. Catholics.

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