Fortnight for Freedom

Department of Justice announces settlement in HHS mandate suits

Oct 17, 2017 - 03:45 am .- A week after issuing new religious freedom guidelines to all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice has settled with more than 70 plaintiffs who had challenged the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate.

US bishops laud attorney general's new religious freedom protections

Oct 13, 2017 - 07:46 pm .- Following an announcement by the U.S. Attorney General detailing 20 principles of religious liberty for all government agencies and executive departments to follow, the U.S. bishops have praised the government’s reaffirmation of religious freedom protections.

Six years ago, this Catholic college was the first to sue over the HHS mandate

Oct 11, 2017 - 09:59 pm .- It has been six years since Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts school near Charlotte, North Carolina, filed the first lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate.

Robert George reflects on Trump admin's latest religious liberty moves

Oct 9, 2017 - 09:59 pm .- Two sets of announcements by the Department of Justice and the Department of Health and Human Services issued Friday both promise to broaden religious freedom protections in the United States.

Archbishop Lori: Religious liberty protections 'a victory for all Americans'

Oct 6, 2017 - 10:45 pm .- The chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Religious Liberty says that expanded religious liberty protections in the federal contraception mandate are a “victory for the First Amendment, and a victory for all Americans, even those who don’t agree with the Church’s” teaching on contraception.

New religious freedom protections draw praise from experts

Oct 6, 2017 - 10:38 pm .- After the Trump administration announced new exemptions to the contraceptive mandate and a religious freedom guidance, experts said both actions offered concrete protections of religious freedom.

The government's new religious freedom guidance: What does it mean?

Oct 6, 2017 - 09:31 pm .- All eyes were on the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, as the Trump administration announced a major broadening of exemptions to the federal contraception mandate, prompting cheers from religious freedom proponents nationwide.

EWTN chairman encouraged by changes to HHS mandate

Oct 6, 2017 - 03:47 pm .- The chairman of EWTN Global Catholic Network voiced optimism over an announcement by the Trump administration Friday broadening religious and moral exemptions to the HHS mandate.

Trump administration lays out principles for protecting religious freedom

Oct 6, 2017 - 03:46 pm .- In a set of memos issued Friday, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions outlined principles of religious freedom that federal agencies and departments are to incorporate into their work.

Trump administration announces broad exemptions for HHS mandate

Oct 6, 2017 - 03:21 pm .- The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious non-profits and others with deeply held religious or moral convictions regarding contraception.

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