Mar 11, 2013 - 05:11 pm .- Writing from Rome just a few days before the Papal conclave, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston called on members of Congress to support stronger religious freedom protections in health care.
Mar 5, 2013 - 05:54 pm .- Members of Congress and individuals who have been forced to violate their consciences came together to stress the need for a federal law protecting religious freedom in the field of health care.
Mar 5, 2013 - 02:44 pm .- Members of Congress have introduced a new bill that would create a broad exemption to the HHS mandate and strengthen protections for health care professionals and institutions with moral and religious objections to abortion.
Mar 4, 2013 - 05:06 pm .- More than a dozen federal legislators have written to Congressional leaders calling for stronger conscience protections to be included in the upcoming government funding bills.
Feb 22, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Nearly a dozen U.S. lawmakers who supported a 1993 law protecting religious liberty have formally defended Hobby Lobby in its recent religious freedom lawsuit.
Feb 18, 2013 - 05:05 pm .- In anticipation of upcoming legislation, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore urged the nation’s lawmakers to work this year “to restore a tradition on rights of conscience in health care.”
Feb 5, 2013 - 04:06 am .- Legal analysts warned that the government’s new proposals on the HHS mandate do little to expand religious freedom protections for employers that object to it.
Feb 2, 2013 - 04:27 pm .- Religious freedom advocates throughout the country are voicing disappointment at suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate aimed at resolving freedom of conscience concerns.
Feb 1, 2013 - 01:06 pm .- Eternal Word Television Network said today that the new suggested rule on the federal contraception mandate is likely inadequate to protect its religious liberty.
Feb 1, 2013 - 11:59 am .- Proposed changes to the federal contraception mandate would slightly expand an existing exemption, while defining the terms of an “accommodation” for many non-profit religious groups.
Jan 14, 2013 - 02:02 pm .- Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has found a way to adjust its employee healthcare plan to delay potentially crippling fines for refusing to comply with the federal contraception mandate.
Jan 5, 2013 - 04:03 pm .- More than 64,000 people throughout the U.S. have signed up to support Hobby Lobby on Jan. 5 for risking millions of dollars in profit to follow its Christian principles.
Jan 4, 2013 - 05:02 pm .- A lawsuit filed by the University of Notre Dame to challenge the federal contraception mandate has been rejected as premature due to the government's promise to amend the regulation.
Jan 3, 2013 - 06:01 pm .- The battle over religious freedom is intensifying as the controversial federal contraception mandate goes into effect for many for-profit employers at the start of the New Year.
Jan 2, 2013 - 01:55 pm .- Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby says it is willing to pay fines of $1.3 million per day to follow its owners’ religious beliefs, which conflict with the federal mandate that requires coverage of abortion-inducing drugs.
Dec 20, 2012 - 05:53 pm .- Arts and crafts giant Hobby Lobby will appeal to the nation’s highest court after an appeals court ruled the federal contraception mandate does not impose a “substantial burden” on the owners’ religious freedom.
Dec 20, 2012 - 12:03 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has held up the 16th century's Saint Thomas More as a model of courage for bishops in the face of the federal contraception mandate.
Dec 19, 2012 - 04:30 pm .- Religious freedom advocates applauded a federal appeals court’s decision to hold the government accountable for revising its controversial contraception mandate.
Dec 17, 2012 - 06:08 pm .- Tom Monaghan, the founder and former owner of Domino's Pizza, is suing the federal government over a controversial mandate that requires him to violate his Catholic faith in his business decisions.
Dec 15, 2012 - 04:06 pm .- The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the first federal appellate court to hear arguments surrounding the federal contraception mandate, as two religious colleges argue that their religious freedom is threatened by the rule.