Jun 28, 2013 - 08:48 am .- A federal appeals court has paved the way for arts-and-crafts retailer Hobby Lobby to pursue an injunction that would block up to millions of dollars in fines while it continues its lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate.
Jun 24, 2013 - 05:28 pm .- Federal lawmakers, archdiocesan representatives and leaders of companies and non-profit organizations came together at a Philadelphia forum to publicly support religious liberty from governmental threats.
Jun 14, 2013 - 05:15 pm .- Members of the U.S. House's Congressional Values Action Team gathered at a special order to voice their concerns over threats to religious freedom posed by the recent health care overhaul.
Jun 11, 2013 - 05:34 pm .- The targeting of conservative, pro-life and religious non-profits by the Internal Revenue Service is drawing concern over the agency’s authority to decide exemptions to the HHS mandate.
May 31, 2013 - 04:03 am .- Responding to media reports, the Archdiocese of New York said that its payments to a labor union fund that goes towards insurance coverage of contraception and abortion are involuntary and do not excuse the federal contraception mandate.
May 30, 2013 - 06:12 pm .- True religious liberty does not require religious individuals to minimize differences in the tenets of their faith, said Jewish Rabbi Meir Soloveichik.
May 24, 2013 - 05:04 pm .- The lawyer representing Hobby Lobby and its Christian owners in a lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate is heartened following the case's hearing before a federal appeals court.
May 14, 2013 - 04:10 am .- The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Interdependence Day, to raise awareness and support for the right to religious liberty.
May 7, 2013 - 05:00 pm .- An Illinois-based Bible publisher has secured temporary relief from the federal contraception mandate after the Obama administration asked an appellate court to dismiss its challenge to a preliminary injunction.
Apr 24, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York will receive the 2013 William Wilberforce Award this weekend from a group of Christians for his leadership in standing up for religious freedom.
Apr 9, 2013 - 04:02 pm .- The Knights of Columbus filed formal comments with the U.S. government on Monday, calling for an end to the Health and Human Services mandate and “a new course” that would not require Americans to cover medical services to which they have religious and moral objections.
Apr 8, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- The U.S. bishops have thanked organizations and entities for their courage in fighting a federal contraception mandate that forces employers to pay for services that violate their religious beliefs.
Apr 2, 2013 - 05:10 pm .- With six days remaining to file public comments on the federal contraception mandate, one Catholic leader is calling on Americans to join more than 140,000 concerned citizens in speaking out against the regulation.
Apr 1, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- Christian-owned craft giant Hobby Lobby will be able to make its appeal against the federal contraception mandate before a full federal panel of nine judges, rather than the usual three.
Mar 29, 2013 - 12:02 am .- For-profit businesses should be exempt from contraception mandate requirements that they provide abortifacient drugs, Democrats for Life of America argued in briefs recently filed in federal court cases.
Mar 26, 2013 - 12:23 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network is “extremely disappointed” by a Monday court ruling that dismissed as “unripe” its lawsuit against a federal mandate that could require the organization to violate Catholic teaching.
Mar 25, 2013 - 05:01 pm .- Although a judge has dismissed Franciscan University of Steubenville's lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate, the school says it will continue to fight for its religious liberty.
Mar 21, 2013 - 05:12 pm .- Despite proposals to modify the federal contraception mandate, the U.S. bishops said that the regulation is still unacceptable due to its narrow view of religion and resulting violations of religious liberty.
Mar 21, 2013 - 02:03 am .- The bishop of a South Dakota diocese has spoken out after a Catholic health care provider made the decision to comply with the federal contraception mandate without seeking diocesan counsel or authorization.
Mar 14, 2013 - 02:06 am .- A Baptist small business owner whose ancestors fought religious persecution as founding Americans has filed the 50th lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate.