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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.  

DC health plans accused of illegally funding abortion

Dec 7, 2013 - 06:02 am .- The Obama administration is being accused of violating federal law by directing members of Congress and congressional staff to over 100 health insurance plans that pay for elective abortions.

Ken Hackett approved as America's next Vatican ambassador

Aug 5, 2013 - 07:54 am .- After a vacancy of nearly one year, the U.S. Senate approved the former head of Catholic Relief Services, Ken Hackett, to serve as the country’s new Ambassador to the Holy See.

Pro-life groups claim to be among IRS targets

May 17, 2013 - 04:02 am .- Along with its targeting of conservative political groups for extra scrutiny, Internal Revenue Service employees also reportedly singled out pro-life leaders for intimidation.

Obama says 'gay marriage' necessary for national progress

Jan 21, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- As he entered his second term as U.S. President, Barack Obama stressed the need to modernize American values through changes such as a redefinition of marriage.

Hobby Lobby braces for millions in mandate fines

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.

Hobby Lobby turns to Supreme Court for mandate relief

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.

DC appeals court rules new contraception rule must be issued

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.

Mennonite-owned wood manufacturer sues over contraception mandate

Dec 11, 2012 - 05:41 pm .- Three Mennonite Christians who own a wood manufacturing company in Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate for threatening their right to religious freedom.

Pittsburgh bishop remains hopeful despite mandate lawsuit dismissal

Nov 30, 2012 - 03:52 pm .- Federal judges in Pittsburgh and Nashville dismissed Catholic lawsuits challenging the federal contraception mandate, but acknowledged that the suits can be re-filed when the regulation is more imminent.

Missouri business granted injunction against HHS mandate

Nov 29, 2012 - 11:34 am .- A federal appeals court on Nov. 28 granted a Catholic business owner in Missouri an injunction against the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that he says violates his religious freedom by forcing him to provide insurance coverage for morally objectionable drugs and procedures.

Hobby Lobby appealing refusal of HHS mandate injunction

Nov 20, 2012 - 05:00 pm .- The retailer Hobby Lobby will appeal a federal court’s refusal of its request for an injunction against a Health and Human Services rule that requires the Christian-owned business to cover abortion-causing drugs in its health insurance plans or face millions of dollars in fines.

Judge grants HHS mandate injunction to Bible publisher

Nov 20, 2012 - 02:00 am .- A federal court has granted an injunction protecting Protestant Christian Bible publisher Tyndale House Publishers from the Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires it to provide insurance coverage for abortion-causing contraceptives.

Church cannot live with contraception mandate, bishops say

Nov 12, 2012 - 03:54 pm .- In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, the U.S. bishops stressed that they will push ahead with defending religious liberty from the Obama administration’s contraception mandate, which cannot be lived with as it stands.

Second company wins injunction against HHS mandate

Nov 1, 2012 - 03:59 pm .- A federal judge in Michigan has granted the second temporary injunction against the federal contraception mandate to plaintiffs who argue that it violates their right to freely practice their religion in business decisions.

Miami archdiocese sues over 'real threat' from HHS mandate

Oct 19, 2012 - 03:19 pm .- The Archdiocese of Miami and two other Catholic entities filed a lawsuit today against the HHS mandate, adding to the dozens of lawsuits already filed in the matter.

Al Smith dinner includes religious freedom references amid humor

Oct 19, 2012 - 12:06 pm .- An annual Catholic fundraising dinner with both major presidential candidates provided a night of laughter, as well as reminders of the Church’s battle to defend its religious freedom against the federal contraception mandate.

Atlanta archdiocese cites high stakes in challenge to HHS mandate

Oct 13, 2012 - 06:52 pm .- Adding to the dozens of lawsuits against the HHS mandate, the Archdiocese of Atlanta and three other Catholic institutions have filed a legal challenge to the federal rule.

Bishops say Biden made 'inaccurate' mandate statement

Oct 12, 2012 - 10:57 am .- The U.S. bishops criticized Vice President Joe Biden for an “inaccurate statement of fact” about the HHS mandate’s impact on religious institutions during last night’s vice presidential debate.

With over 100 plaintiffs, lawyers for mandate objectors are hopeful

Oct 10, 2012 - 04:00 am .- As the number of plaintiffs suing over the controversial HHS mandate reaches 100, a leading religious freedom legal group is hopeful about the outcome of the cases.

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