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Fortnight for Freedom

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.

US government asked to defend global religious freedom

May 24, 2014 - 10:04 pm .- The U.S. should actively promote religious liberty, a critical right that forms a foundation for a healthy society, the head of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom told members of Congress.

Death sentence for Christian in Sudan draws global criticism

May 16, 2014 - 11:30 pm .- A pregnant woman who was raised as a Christian has been sentenced to execution by a Sudanese court that contends she has apostatized from Islam, drawing worldwide condemnation.

Legal groups offer free analysis in wake of Mozilla head's resignation

May 3, 2014 - 11:05 pm .- After the resignation of a Silicon Valley CEO following an uproar over his defense of marriage, two firms are providing free legal analysis to anyone suffering at work for opposing a redefinition of marriage.

FOCUS grateful for injunction against contraception mandate

Apr 30, 2014 - 10:19 pm .- The Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) has welcomed a federal court’s injunction against the HHS mandate that the student missionary organization says threatens the freedom of religious ministries.

Service to poor will be focus of 2014 Fortnight for Freedom

Apr 29, 2014 - 10:01 pm .- The U.S. bishops have announced a third Fortnight for Freedom to encourage prayer and awareness of religious liberty, with a particular focus on how it enables service to the poor and vulnerable.

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July 23, 2014

Wednesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time

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