Fortnight for Freedom

As political leaders look abroad, bishops insist on religious liberty in US

Jan 16, 2015 - 11:47 pm .- Religious and political leaders insisted that religious freedom is necessary for service and peace worldwide on Jan. 16, observed as National Religious Freedom Day in the US.

Which way to church? Supreme Court weighs directions for roadside signs

Jan 14, 2015 - 02:09 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court is scrutinizing an Arizona town’s restrictions on church signs that critics say intentionally discriminate against houses of worship.

Court protects Catholic-owned company from HHS mandate

Jan 8, 2015 - 12:15 am .- The federal government cannot force a Catholic-owned Michigan company to provide insurance coverage for sterilization, contraceptives, and drugs that could cause abortion, a court ruled Jan. 5.

A long vacancy: Controversial religious freedom diplomat takes helm

Dec 16, 2014 - 02:19 am .- The U.S. Senate voted 61-36 on Friday to confirm Rabbi David Saperstein as the next U.S. Ambassador at-large for International Religious Freedom.

Conscience rights for DC religious schools threatened by city vote

Dec 11, 2014 - 02:10 am .- The Washington D.C. city council has stripped religious schools of legal protection against certain discrimination lawsuits, voting unanimously to repeal an exemption that had been in place for decades.

Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor

Dec 9, 2014 - 12:30 am .- The Little Sisters of the Poor asked an appeals court Monday to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying.

Washington state matchup: Religious liberty vs. Plan B

Nov 26, 2014 - 09:27 am .- Washington state regulations cannot constitutionally require pharmacies and pharmacists to dispense abortion-causing contraceptives, said lawyers leading a legal challenge to the rules.  

Court rejects Catholic concerns about new contraception mandate rules

Nov 14, 2014 - 11:48 pm .- A U.S. appeals court ruled Friday against Catholic organizations with objections to the Obama administration’s latest opt-out rules for mandated contraceptive and sterilization health insurance coverage.

Democracy and rights in Burma? Not without religious freedom

Nov 14, 2014 - 10:28 pm .- The U.S. must make religious freedom a top priority with Burma if there is hope for the southeast Asian country to make progress as a rights-based democracy, said a leader in religious liberty.  

Religious freedom battle 'daunting,' but bishops urged to persist

Nov 13, 2014 - 12:05 am .- The leader of the U.S. bishops’ religious freedom committee encouraged his fellow bishops not to lose heart, but to place their trust in God, in the ongoing battle for religious liberty.  

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