Fortnight for Freedom

Trump admin ponders new religious freedom rule for HHS mandate

May 31, 2017 - 09:51 pm .- A leaked draft of a federal rule that would protect religious organizations from the controversial federal contraception mandate has won the support of religious liberty advocates, who say that it is sorely needed.

Religious freedom cited in first US female genital mutilation case

May 25, 2017 - 09:02 am .- A U.S. federal law prohibiting female genital mutilation will be challenged for the first time in a case in Detroit, where lawyers plan to cite religious freedom as a defense of the practice.

Stronger religious freedoms in Texas could boost Catholic foster care

May 25, 2017 - 06:04 am .- The Catholic Church in Texas will work to promote more foster parenting, following the state legislature’s approval of strong legal protections for religious adoption and foster care agencies.

Texas House passes conscience protections for foster care system

May 11, 2017 - 06:43 pm .- Catholic groups have welcomed the Texas House of Representatives’ passage Wednesday of a bill that would provide conscience protections for groups and individuals involved in the foster care system.

Trump's executive order hailed as critical, but just a 'first step'

May 4, 2017 - 07:00 pm .- Religious freedom advocates credited President Donald Trump with taking a “first step” toward protecting religious freedom with an executive order he signed on Thursday, but stressed that there is still more work to be done.

US bishops support petition for religious freedom executive order

May 3, 2017 - 09:35 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Wednesday sent out a text message alert urging Catholics to sign a petition calling on President Donald Trump to issue an executive order protecting religious freedom.  

Dozens of lawmakers press Trump for religious freedom protection

May 1, 2017 - 10:30 pm .- More than 50 members of Congress have written President Donald Trump asking for a broad executive order that protects religious freedom.

White House advisor reiterates Trump's commitment to religious freedom

Apr 28, 2017 - 06:10 pm .- An advisor to the White House rejected recent concerns that the Trump administration supports the controversial HHS mandate, saying it is simply a matter of timing in finding a “litigation-proof” alternative.  

Never tire of fighting for human rights, religious liberty advocate insists

Apr 26, 2017 - 10:09 pm .- Amid a rising tide of violence, imprisonment, and harassment on account of people’s religious beliefs, the United States cannot grow weary of defending religious freedom, a leading advocate insisted Wednesday.

Trump administration will continue defending HHS mandate in court

Apr 25, 2017 - 06:21 pm .- With President Donald Trump’s administration signaling that it is not dropping the HHS mandate cases against religious non-profits, plaintiffs are concerned that the action does not reflect promises made during the presidential campaign.

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