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Fortnight for Freedom

Hobby Lobby ruling lauded as 'big win for freedom'

Jun 30, 2014 - 11:01 pm .- Religious liberty advocates are applauding a Supreme Court ruling striking down the federal contraception mandate for some for-profit companies, while asking that protection be ensured for non-profit groups as well.

EWTN granted emergency relief from contraception mandate

Jun 30, 2014 - 07:15 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has secured temporary emergency relief against the federal contraception mandate one day before it would have gone into effect.

Ultimate freedom means choosing the good, bishop says

Jun 29, 2014 - 10:01 pm .- Bishop James Conley joined other religious leaders in Lincoln, Neb. for a prayer service for religious liberty, reminding those present that choosing goodness is what constitutes ultimate freedom.

EWTN files for emergency mandate relief with Supreme Court

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:44 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has filed a motion for emergency relief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for an injunction to bar enforcement of the federal contraception mandate.

Archbishop: Mandate ruling threatens Philly's vulnerable

Jun 27, 2014 - 11:25 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that he is “deeply disappointed” that a district judge has denied the archdiocese an initial injunction against the federal contraception mandate.

Discrimination order sparks fears over religious liberty

Jun 24, 2014 - 10:57 pm .- While affirming the dignity of every human person, Catholic and family advocates are voicing concern over reports of an anti-discrimination executive order that could undermine religious freedom.

Archbishop: Church must be free to imitate Christ through service

Jun 23, 2014 - 11:09 pm .- In seeking religious liberty, Catholics are seeking the freedom to serve in response to Christ’s love in the Eucharist, said the archbishop of Baltimore at the start of the 2014 Fortnight for Freedom.

Pope Francis decries persecution of Christians

Jun 20, 2014 - 08:03 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday lamented continued persecution against Christians and other religious believers, encouraging scholars and governments to defend religious liberty.

Religious freedom serves those in poverty, says Archbishop Lori

Jun 19, 2014 - 08:40 am .- Days before the start of the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, CNA spoke with Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, who heads the U.S. bishops' religious liberty committee, to discuss religious freedom in America today.

EWTN to appeal after 'troubling' HHS mandate ruling

Jun 17, 2014 - 11:36 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has announced that it will appeal a June 17 ruling that would require it to facilitate products and procedures that go against Church teaching.

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July 30, 2014

Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week in Ordinary Time

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