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Pa. sexual orientation bill could 'coerce' Catholic institutions

Dec 13, 2013 - 09:19 am .- Legislation introduced in Pennsylvania to prevent discrimination could end up prohibiting Catholic schools from requiring teachers to abide by Catholic teaching, religious freedom advocates in the state are warning.

Archbishop Kurtz calls ACLU lawsuit 'baseless'

Dec 10, 2013 - 12:18 am .- A lawsuit against the U.S. bishops for teaching Catholic hospitals not to perform direct abortions is “misguided” and unfounded, says the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Notre Dame, FOCUS lawsuits challenge contraception mandate

Dec 5, 2013 - 07:06 am .- Lawsuits from the University of Notre Dame and the Fellowship of Catholic University Students are challenging the HHS mandate for forcing them to violate Catholic teaching or face crippling fines.

'No sense' in ACLU suit against bishops, law professor says

Dec 4, 2013 - 11:41 pm .- A lawsuit against the U.S. bishops for teaching Catholic hospitals not to perform direct abortions ignores religious freedom protections and laws, a legal expert has said.

Protecting religious liberty serves the poor, archbishop says

Dec 4, 2013 - 11:18 am .- Religious freedom is an important component in aiding those in need, and imposing upon religious liberty harms groups that work for social justice, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.

Lawsuit against US bishops wrong on abortion, doctor says

Dec 4, 2013 - 12:44 am .- A lawsuit charging that the U.S. bishops’ ethical standards for hospitals caused negligent care of a pregnant woman wrongly claims that abortion was medically necessary, a doctor and professor of medicine has said.

'Intensifying' religious freedom threats show need to evangelize

Nov 27, 2013 - 11:06 am .- In the face of growing restrictions on religious expression, Catholics must be able to explain the place of religious liberty in public life, said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore.

Supreme Court to hear for-profit contraception mandate cases

Nov 27, 2013 - 12:11 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court will hear two cases challenging the controversial federal contraception mandate, filed by for-profit businesses and their owners on the grounds of religious freedom.

Judge rules clergy housing allowances unconstitutional

Nov 26, 2013 - 01:36 am .- A law granting clergy members an exemption from income tax on housing allowances is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge's recent decision.

Pa. Catholics granted injunction against contraception mandate

Nov 23, 2013 - 01:56 pm .- An injunction against the federal contraception mandate granted to a group of non-profit Catholic organizations in Western Pennsylvania has been hailed as a key win for religious liberty.  

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April 18, 2014

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