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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.

Illinois nuns take legal action against bordering strip club

Jun 17, 2014 - 05:44 pm .- The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles Borromeo have taken legal action against a giant “adult entertainment” club built in their backyard – despite state law which prohibits such facilities within 1,000 feet of a place of worship.

European court narrowly affirms Catholic religious freedom

Jun 13, 2014 - 06:02 am .- Although the European Court of Human Rights has allowed a bishop to set standards for Catholic religion teachers in Spain, some say the threat of government interference still gives cause for concern.

US bishops unanimously reauthorize religious liberty group

Jun 11, 2014 - 07:38 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has voted to reauthorize its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty for a second three-year term.

Hundreds of Catholic employers win exemption from HHS mandate

Jun 5, 2014 - 10:59 pm .- A federal court has ruled that the Catholic Benefits Association and its hundreds of employer members are exempt from a federal mandate requiring coverage of contraceptives and abortifacient drugs.

Philadelphia archdiocese files suit against HHS mandate

Jun 3, 2014 - 09:07 pm .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and its affiliated entities filed a lawsuit June 2 challenging federal mandates that require employers to provide or to help provide contraceptive services through their health insurance.

Lawyer: Colo. baker forced to choose between faith, work

May 30, 2014 - 11:10 pm .- A commission’s ruling that Colorado baker Jack Phillips must bake same-sex “wedding” cakes forces him to choose between violating his conscience and supporting his family, the baker’s lawyer said.

Legal challenge to abortion drug mandate draws allies

May 30, 2014 - 07:03 am .- Foes of federal rules requiring free insurance coverage of abortion-causing drugs and devices have filed legal briefs in support of a lawsuit representing dozens of Southern Baptist and other Christian organizations.

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