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Minorities face religious liberty threats worldwide, experts say

Nov 19, 2013 - 12:28 am .- Members of minority religious communities, particularly Christians in the Middle East, face grave persecution around the world, religious freedom experts warn.

Colorado Obamacare ad criticized even by Planned Parenthood

Nov 16, 2013 - 12:54 am .- A Colorado ad campaign to encourage young people to purchase the insurance plans offered under Obamacare have garnered criticism for their glib attitude and promotion of risky behaviors.

Court rebukes administration's 'narrow' religious liberty view

Nov 15, 2013 - 11:12 am .- The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the Obama administration’s defense of the HHS mandate is “unsound and extraordinary” for contending that business owners cannot have religious freedom protections.

US bishops unanimously reaffirm opposition to HHS mandate

Nov 14, 2013 - 10:15 am .- At their annual fall gathering in Baltimore, the U.S. bishops issued a message voicing their continued opposition to the federal contraception mandate and the threats that it poses to religious liberty.

Catholic principal says Quebec rule prohibits teaching faith

Nov 4, 2013 - 07:20 pm .- The province of Quebec is moving towards a “closed secularism” that will harm the ability to teach Catholicism in high schools, says a principal leading a legal challenge against regulations of religion classes.

Costa Rica court: Church has right to speak on social issues

Oct 30, 2013 - 10:09 pm .- Costa Rica's Electoral Supreme Court has said that the Church has the right to speak about social and moral issues, proclaiming its teaching freely in order to inform the nation’s voters.

Becket Fund will represent EWTN, Alabama in HHS suit

Oct 28, 2013 - 10:06 pm .- The Obama administration’s HHS mandate still compels the EWTN Global Catholic Network to violate Catholic beliefs, its new lawsuit in which both the network and the state of Alabama are represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Alabama joins EWTN in lawsuit against HHS mandate

Oct 28, 2013 - 01:10 pm .- EWTN Global Catholic Network has been joined by the state of Alabama in a new lawsuit against the Obama administration’s contraception and sterilization mandate.

Catholic groups file suit in DC court against HHS mandate

Oct 23, 2013 - 11:02 pm .- Catholic organizations in Washington, D.C., and Thomas Aquinas College, have filed a suit against the Obama administration, asking for a reprieve from the contraception mandate on religious liberty grounds.

Religious liberty ambassador's resignation raises concerns

Oct 22, 2013 - 11:06 pm .- The reported resignation of  Suzan Johnson Cook as U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom is an chance for the Obama administration to address the issue, but some are dubious that real changes will be made.

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