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Fortnight for Freedom

Archbishop: Be vigilant against US religious freedom threats

Aug 27, 2014 - 05:48 pm .- Amidst increasing violent religious persecution in the Middle East and Africa, it is vital for Christians in the U.S. to remain on guard of their own freedoms, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.  

Adjustment to HHS mandate met with initial disappointment

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:55 pm .- Religious groups have voiced concern over the latest set of suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate, while saying they will examine the proposals fully in order to give an in-depth response.  

Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules

Aug 22, 2014 - 04:33 pm .- The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new rules regarding its contraception mandate, after the Supreme Court ruled against its application to certain companies this summer.

Advocates advise that First Amendment protects school choice

Aug 11, 2014 - 08:07 pm .- Faith-based schools should not be excluded from Colorado's educational choice programs, according to a brief filed by attorneys in a case which is due to be heard by the state supreme court.

Three US states back EWTN religious liberty lawsuit

Aug 5, 2014 - 06:49 pm .- Alabama, Georgia, and Florida each filed legal briefs on Monday in support of EWTN in a lawsuit over the HHS mandate, saying the federal rule unjustly and illegally burdens the network’s religious freedom.

Bishops urge conscience protection for child welfare agencies

Aug 1, 2014 - 11:18 pm .- Three committee chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference are strongly supporting a new bill that protects the conscience rights of child welfare agencies.

Religious freedom nominee's record prompts worry

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:10 pm .- The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based on his recent statements on the issue at home.

Critics: global religious freedom report falls short of action needed

Jul 29, 2014 - 10:44 pm .- As the U.S. State Department releases its annual global religious freedom report, observers say that the government must take more action to fight persecution and secure religious liberty around the world.

Expert: Religious freedom pick will fail without resources

Jul 28, 2014 - 11:28 pm .- While welcoming the proposal for a new global religious freedom ambassador after a nine-month vacancy, one expert warned that adequate resources must be given for the position to be effective.

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.

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