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Fortnight for Freedom

Amid mounting religious freedom threats, role of laity highlighted

Sep 10, 2014 - 10:35 am .- As domestic religious freedom threats reach unprecedented levels, the lay faithful must play an active role in promoting and defending religious liberty, said speakers at a recent conference.  

Obama Administration moves forward in challenging Little Sisters

Sep 9, 2014 - 09:34 pm .- The Obama Administration has announced that it will continue its legal fight against the Little Sisters of the Poor over the contraception mandate, which religious liberty advocates say is still unconscionable.  

Obama admin. drops appeals in three for-profit mandate cases

Sep 4, 2014 - 10:47 pm .- Religious freedom advocates are voicing hope as the Obama administration drops its appeal in three lawsuits involving for-profit companies that object to the federal contraception mandate.  

Law group defends pro-life students restricted to college 'speech zone'

Aug 27, 2014 - 07:38 pm .- A student group at the University of South Alabama is challenging the university administration after being told its pro-life display must be limited to the school’s small “speech zone.”  

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.

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