Fortnight for Freedom

US bishops met with Obama yesterday. Here's what they talked about.

Nov 14, 2015 - 09:45 pm .- Leading Catholic bishops met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Friday and had a discussed a number of issues including religious liberty, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops confirmed.

The potential irony of a new health care non-discrimination rule

Nov 11, 2015 - 11:00 pm .- Proposed federal anti-discrimination rules could threaten the religious liberty of health care providers and also infringe on the privacy of patients, lawyers for the U.S. Catholic Bishops have warned.

Supreme Court to hear HHS mandate case for Little Sisters, other non-profits

Nov 6, 2015 - 07:20 pm .- The Supreme Court will hear legal challenges to the federal contraception mandate brought by numerous non-profit groups, including the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Advocates chide US – stop ignoring religiously-motivated violence

Oct 28, 2015 - 07:10 pm .- The U.S. must recognize all causes of religious freedom abuses around the world – including religious motivations where they exist, experts told members of Congress Tuesday.  

With release of religious freedom report, global watchdog gets funding renewal

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:50 pm .- President Barack Obama on Friday signed a bill reauthorizing the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, ending a period of speculation about the future of the religious freedom watchdog.

In wake of Pope Francis, bishops urge Congress to move on religious freedom

Oct 1, 2015 - 10:20 pm .- Citing Pope Francis, the U.S. bishops are urging lawmakers act quickly to pass a bill that would reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, whose mandate expired yesterday.

Five federal judges rebuke court: don’t tell the Little Sisters how to be Catholic

Sep 4, 2015 - 09:38 pm .- In an unusual move, five federal judges have said their court should have given greater attention to the Little Sisters of the Poor’s religious freedom lawsuit against an Obama administration mandate that requires them to violate their Catholic beliefs, or face heavy fines.

Citing Pope Francis, bishops call on Congress to renew religious freedom commission

Sep 1, 2015 - 06:03 am .- Congress has only one month to reauthorize the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. Many human rights activists and religious leaders have stressed its importance, and the nation's bishops suggest the commission would help the U.S. fulfill Pope Francis’ call to protect religious minorities.

Little Sisters get temporary relief while Supreme Court mulls taking case

Aug 21, 2015 - 06:02 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor have received temporary protection from the federal contraception mandate until the Supreme Court decides whether or not it will hear their case.

Colorado court gives no relief to baker who declined to serve gay wedding

Aug 13, 2015 - 09:06 pm .- A Colorado baker has lamented the Colorado Court of Appeals’ ruling handed down Thursday that he illegally discriminated when he declined to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

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