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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.

EWTN granted emergency relief from contraception mandate

Jun 30, 2014 - 01:15 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has secured temporary emergency relief against the federal contraception mandate one day before it would have gone into effect.

Supreme Court upholds religious freedom for Hobby Lobby

Jun 30, 2014 - 08:17 am .- On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby and similar employers cannot be forced to comply with the federal contraception mandate against their religious beliefs.

EWTN files for emergency mandate relief with Supreme Court

Jun 27, 2014 - 05:44 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has filed a motion for emergency relief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking for an injunction to bar enforcement of the federal contraception mandate.

Archbishop: Mandate ruling threatens Philly's vulnerable

Jun 27, 2014 - 05:25 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said that he is “deeply disappointed” that a district judge has denied the archdiocese an initial injunction against the federal contraception mandate.

EWTN to appeal after 'troubling' HHS mandate ruling

Jun 17, 2014 - 05:36 pm .- The EWTN Global Catholic Network has announced that it will appeal a June 17 ruling that would require it to facilitate products and procedures that go against Church teaching.

Hundreds of Catholic employers win exemption from HHS mandate

Jun 5, 2014 - 04:59 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.

FOCUS grateful for injunction against contraception mandate

Apr 30, 2014 - 04:19 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.

Stupak urges Supreme Court to affirm conscience protections

Mar 13, 2014 - 02:03 am .- Former congressman Bart Stupak wrote a column Tuesday in support of the owners of for-profit companies who object to providing contraceptive drugs which can cause abortions.

Group of 200 Catholic employers sues to block HHS mandate

Mar 12, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- In one of the largest collective lawsuits against the federal HHS mandate, the Catholic Benefit Association, representing more than 200 Catholic employers and more than 19,000 employees nationwide, has filed a suit on the grounds that the measure compels the violation of Catholic teachings.

Court denies HHS mandate protection for Notre Dame

Feb 25, 2014 - 03:48 pm .- A Chicago appellate court has upheld a previous ruling denying Notre Dame University legal protections while it moves forward in challenging the federal contraception mandate.

Hobby Lobby draws wide breadth of support in mandate case

Jan 29, 2014 - 05:29 pm .- Hundreds of individuals and groups from a broad range of religious and political backgrounds have filed briefs supporting the owners of Hobby Lobby in their religious freedom case at the Supreme Court.

New Supreme Court injunction benefits Little Sisters

Jan 24, 2014 - 04:31 pm .- A new injunction from the U.S. Supreme Court will protect the Little Sisters of the Poor from the demands of the contraception mandate while the group’s case works its way through the court system.

USA Today to Obama admin: leave Little Sisters alone

Jan 14, 2014 - 04:34 am .- The editors of USA Today have urged the Obama administration to stop trying to require the Little Sisters of the Poor to abide by the federal contraception mandate in violation of their religious beliefs.

Little Sisters threatened by HHS mandate, lawyers argue

Jan 3, 2014 - 05:57 pm .- Despite the claims of the U.S. Justice Department, the demands of the federal contraception mandate threaten the continued works of service performed by the Little Sisters of the Poor, their attorneys say.  

Little Sisters granted mandate relief by Justice Sotomayor

Jan 2, 2014 - 05:15 pm .- A group of religious sisters that cares for the elderly poor in the U.S. was among several religious organizations to gain protection from the federal contraception mandate shortly before it took effect on Jan. 1.

NY judge orders first permanent block against HHS mandate

Dec 17, 2013 - 06:02 pm .- A federal judge in New York has issued the first permanent injunction against the federal contraception mandate, a ruling that religious freedom advocates are praising as a major victory.

Protecting religious liberty serves the poor, archbishop says

Dec 4, 2013 - 04:18 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.

'Intensifying' religious freedom threats show need to evangelize

Nov 27, 2013 - 04:06 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 26, 2013 - 05:11 pm .- 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.

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