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Fortnight for Freedom

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.

Religious leaders support law used in Hobby Lobby ruling

Jul 2, 2014 - 10:14 am .- Religious leaders from several Christian churches and Jewish organizations have reaffirmed their “staunch support” for the federal religious freedom protections cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision.

Legal experts: Hobby Lobby ruling may have broad implications

Jul 1, 2014 - 11:06 pm .- While the full impact of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Hobby Lobby may not yet be clear, legal scholars said that it has the potential to be used in future religious freedom cases.

Christian doctors encouraged but cautious after Court ruling

Jul 1, 2014 - 09:48 pm .- A Christian doctor’s organization celebrated the Supreme Court’s recent religious freedom ruling, while at the same time cautioning that threats to religious liberty remain. 

Hobby Lobby ruling draws renewed commitment from Congress

Jul 1, 2014 - 10:20 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.

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July 31, 2014

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest

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