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Touchdown! Notre Dame scores big on HHS mandate at Supreme Court

Mar 9, 2015 - 12:21 pm .- In a potentially groundbreaking decision, the Supreme Court nullified a federal court ruling against the University of Notre Dame on the HHS contraception mandate and sent it back for reconsideration by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

EWTN to appeals court: religious freedom at stake in HHS mandate case

Feb 4, 2015 - 02:20 pm .- A federal appeals court heard oral arguments Wednesday over whether the EWTN Global Catholic Network should be required to abide by the federal contraception mandate in violation of its religious convictions.

Appeals court to hear EWTN contraception mandate case Feb. 4

Feb 3, 2015 - 01:20 pm .- On Wednesday, Feb. 4, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear oral arguments in a case brought by EWTN Global Catholic Network against the federal contraception mandate.

Assisted living centers defeat HHS mandate in court

Jan 29, 2015 - 04:56 pm .- A federal court has permanently barred the Obama administration from enforcing the federal contraception mandate against the group of Evangelical-owned senior citizen and assisted living centers.  

Court protects Catholic-owned company from HHS mandate

Jan 7, 2015 - 05:15 pm .- 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.

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

Dec 8, 2014 - 05:30 pm .- 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.

Mandate revisions not enough - district court grants injunction to Ave Maria

Oct 29, 2014 - 02:07 am .- A federal court in Florida has granted Ave Maria University preliminary protection from the federal contraception mandate, which the school has challenged on religious freedom grounds.  

Still doesn't cut it, bishops say on latest mandate tweak

Oct 11, 2014 - 06:44 am .- Despite another wave of changes to the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate, the U.S. bishops’ conference says that the regulation still fails to respect religious freedom.    

Catholic health sharing touted as evangelizing alternative to insurance

Oct 8, 2014 - 05:24 pm .- The first Catholic health care sharing ministry in the U.S. will promote the “Gospel of Life” in health care, leaders announced at the ministry’s Oct. 2 launch in Washington, D.C.

Obama Administration moves forward in challenging Little Sisters

Sep 9, 2014 - 03:34 pm .- The Obama Administration has announced that it will continue its legal fight against the Little Sisters of the Poor over the contraception mandate, which religious liberty advocates say is still unconscionable.  

Obama admin. drops appeals in three for-profit mandate cases

Sep 4, 2014 - 04:47 pm .- Religious freedom advocates are voicing hope as the Obama administration drops its appeal in three lawsuits involving for-profit companies that object to the federal contraception mandate.  

Adjustment to HHS mandate met with initial disappointment

Aug 22, 2014 - 04:55 pm .- Religious groups have voiced concern over the latest set of suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate, while saying they will examine the proposals fully in order to give an in-depth response.  

Senate rejects bill to end employer conscience protections

Jul 16, 2014 - 03:36 pm .- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday rejected a bill that opponents warned would have stripped conscience protections for businesses, drawing a response of cautious relief.

Bishop: Hobby Lobby case shows need to fight secularism

Jul 15, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb. stressed the need for Catholics to continue to evangelize and fight against the prevailing culture of secularism.

Wave of religious freedom rulings follows Supreme Court decision

Jul 2, 2014 - 08:22 pm .- In the days following a Supreme Court ruling upholding religious freedom in the workplace, several lower courts have issued decisions protecting religious liberty in similar circumstances.

Religious leaders support law used in Hobby Lobby ruling

Jul 2, 2014 - 04:14 am .- Religious leaders from several Christian churches and Jewish organizations have reaffirmed their “staunch support” for the federal religious freedom protections cited in the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Hobby Lobby decision.

Legal experts: Hobby Lobby ruling may have broad implications

Jul 1, 2014 - 05:06 pm .- While the full impact of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Hobby Lobby may not yet be clear, legal scholars said that it has the potential to be used in future religious freedom cases.

Christian doctors encouraged but cautious after Court ruling

Jul 1, 2014 - 03:48 pm .- A Christian doctor’s organization celebrated the Supreme Court’s recent religious freedom ruling, while at the same time cautioning that threats to religious liberty remain. 

Hobby Lobby ruling draws renewed commitment from Congress

Jul 1, 2014 - 04:20 am .- The Supreme Court’s highly anticipated ruling on the federal contraception mandate has prompted a renewed enthusiasm from lawmakers on both sides of the religious freedom debate.

Hobby Lobby ruling lauded as 'big win for freedom'

Jun 30, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- Religious liberty advocates are applauding a Supreme Court ruling striking down the federal contraception mandate for some for-profit companies, while asking that protection be ensured for non-profit groups as well.

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