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Health secretary nominee: 'I have never sued any nuns'

Feb 24, 2021

By Matt Hadro

On Wednesday, President Biden’s health secretary nominee defended coercive contraceptive and abortion coverage mandates against Catholic nuns, claiming he had... Read more

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Pro-life leaders sound alarm about Health Secretary nominee

Feb 19, 2021

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life leaders and scholars are warning against the nomination of California’s attorney general to lead the Department of Health and... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court in March, 2016 , for the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Little Sisters have big win in Supreme Court decision

Jul 8, 2020

The Little Sisters of the Poor had a victory at the Supreme Court on Wednesday, nine years into the religious... Read more

The Golden Dome atop the Main Building at the University of Notre Dame.

Judge allows student group’s abortion lawsuit to progress against Notre Dame

Jan 28, 2020

The University of Notre Dame’s refusal to pay for drugs that can cause early abortions will face further litigation in... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court where oral arguments were heard on March 23, 2016 in the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Appeals court rules against Little Sisters' exemption from HHS mandate

Oct 23, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

Attorneys for the Little Sisters of the Poor reiterated their call for the U.S. Supreme Court to step in after... Read more

Appeals court upholds injunction against contraception mandate exemption

Jul 15, 2019

A federal appeals court on Friday unanimously blocked Department of Health and Human Services rules that would have exempted employers... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor after oral arguments in a lawsuit over the contraception mandate.

Little Sisters of the Poor to defend contraception exception against lawsuits

Jun 4, 2019

By CNA Staff

The Little Sisters of the Poor are expected back in court Thursday to ask for protection against a lawsuit seeking... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court in March, 2016 , for the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Judges block Little Sisters' religious exemption from contraception mandate

Jan 14, 2019

Judges in California and Pennsylvania have issued injunctions against a Trump administration rule that would allow the Little Sisters of... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court where oral arguments were heard on March 23, 2016 in the Zubik v. Burwell case.

Little Sisters back in court to defend HHS mandate exemption

Jan 10, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

The Little Sisters of the Poor are back in court this week, as two states are challenging their religious exemption... Read more

Pennsylvania AG files challenge to new federal religious freedom rules

Dec 14, 2018

New rules are set to ensure strong religious exemptions to federal mandates requiring employer health care plans to provide birth... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, Texas in Vatican City during the Synod of Bishops on October 9, 2015.

U.S bishops welcome new HHS mandate exemptions

Nov 9, 2018

The USCCB has welcomed the Trump administration’s new rules providing enhanced consciene protections against the HHS contraceptive mandate.  Read more

Trump administration to revise exemptions to contraception mandate

Oct 31, 2018

The Trump administration is modifying religious exemptions and accommodations against mandatory employer health care coverage of contraception, after federal judges... Read more

After religious liberty win, judge orders payment to Catholic Benefits Association

Aug 21, 2018

A federal judge has ordered that $718,000 in compensation be paid to the Catholic Benefits Association after its successful religious... Read more

Hundreds of Catholic employers win injunction against contraception mandate

Apr 2, 2018

By Christine Rousselle

A federal judge ruled in favor of the Catholic Benefits Association last week, issuing a permanent injunction and declaratory relief... Read more

Bishop reacts to injunction against religious liberty rules

Dec 18, 2017

Despite the long efforts of Catholics and others who have sought to prevent mandatory employer health care coverage of contraception,... Read more

The Golden Dome atop the Main Building at the University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame faculty, students to retain birth control coverage

Nov 7, 2017

A little more than a week after announcing it would end birth control coverage for employees and students, the University... Read more

The University of Notre Dame's Main Building.

Notre Dame to cut birth control coverage for faculty, students

Nov 1, 2017

The University of Notre Dame has announced to its employees and students that it plans to end birth control coverage... Read more

Department of Justice announces settlement in HHS mandate suits

Oct 16, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

A week after issuing new religious freedom guidelines to all administrative agencies in the federal government, the U.S. Department of... Read more

Campus of Belmont Abbey College. Courtesy of Belmont Abbey College.

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

Oct 11, 2017

By Michelle La Rosa

It has been six years since Belmont Abbey College, a Catholic liberal arts school near Charlotte, North Carolina, filed the... Read more

American flag and Church.

New religious freedom protections draw praise from experts

Oct 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the Trump administration announced new exemptions to the contraceptive mandate and a religious freedom guidance, experts said both actions... Read more