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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

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

Oct 6, 2017

By Michelle La Rosa

All eyes were on the Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, as the Trump administration announced a major... Read more

Michael Warsaw, Chairman of the Board and CEO of EWTN Global Catholic Network.

EWTN chairman encouraged by changes to HHS mandate

Oct 6, 2017

The chairman of EWTN Global Catholic Network voiced optimism over an announcement by the Trump administration Friday broadening religious and... Read more

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Trump administration announces broad exemptions for HHS mandate

Oct 6, 2017

By Matt Hadro

The Trump administration announced broad new exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate on Friday, giving relief to religious non-profits and... Read more

White House, Washington, D.C.

Why hasn't the Trump administration dropped the HHS mandate?

Aug 24, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Lawyers for the Little Sisters of the Poor said it’s time for the Trump administration to admit that the Obama-era... Read more

Catholic group fighting HHS mandate disappointed exemption still unissued

Aug 1, 2017

By Matt Hadro

After the US Department of Justice did not drop its appeal of a contraceptive mandate lawsuit by the Catholic Benefits... Read more

Donald Trump.

Trump admin ponders new religious freedom rule for HHS mandate

May 31, 2017

By Kevin J. Jones

A leaked draft of a federal rule that would protect religious organizations from the controversial federal contraception mandate has won... Read more

U.S. President Donald Trump flanked by religious leaders as he signs an executive order on religious freedom May 4, 2017.

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

May 4, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Religious freedom advocates credited President Donald Trump with taking a “first step” toward protecting religious freedom with an executive order... Read more

White House, Washington, D.C.

White House advisor reiterates Trump's commitment to religious freedom

Apr 28, 2017

An advisor to the White House rejected recent concerns that the Trump administration supports the controversial HHS mandate, saying it... Read more

Donald Trump.

Trump administration will continue defending HHS mandate in court

Apr 25, 2017

By Matt Hadro

With President Donald Trump’s administration signaling that it is not dropping the HHS mandate cases against religious non-profits, plaintiffs are... Read more

Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) addresses the second annual Conservative Policy Summit at the Heritage Foundation January 12, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Tom Price appointment to head HHS met with pro-life applause

Nov 29, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Pro-life groups praised President-elect Donald Trump’s announcement that he would name Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be the next Secretary... Read more

New health-share group offers care with Catholic values

Oct 14, 2016

When the Affordable Care Act was enacted in 2010, it immediately prompted concerns about freedom of conscience.  Read more

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After 'Catholic Spring' email leak, US bishops warn American ideals at risk

Oct 14, 2016

Following a leaked email from prominent political actors about a possible “Catholic Spring” movement to plant “seeds of the revolution”... Read more

Leaked emails show Clinton campaign head discussing 'revolution' against bishops

Oct 12, 2016

By Adelaide Mena

In a leaked email hacked from a private account, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign appears to discuss with... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor outside the Supreme Court of the Unite States after oral arguments for their case against the HHS mandate, April 14, 2016.

US Bishops to government: End legal standoff with the Little Sisters

Sep 12, 2016

By Matt Hadro

The United States government has an opportunity to end its legal battle with the Little Sisters of the Poor and... Read more

Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Eternal Word Television Network speaks with the press in this undated file photo.

EWTN asks federal court to reconsider its HHS mandate case

May 4, 2016

The Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) has asked a federal court to reconsider its ruling forcing the company to comply... 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 lay out alternatives to HHS mandate before Supreme Court

Apr 13, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Asked whether there are ways for the government to provide contraceptive coverage that do not require them to violate their... Read more

Mother Loraine Maguire (c) of the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Members of Congress speak up for Little Sisters before big day in court

Mar 22, 2016

By Matt Hadro

Members of the United States Congress have voiced their support for the Little Sisters of the Poor before their case... Read more

Birth Control.

When religious liberty collides with the sexual revolution

Mar 22, 2016

At the heart of many of today’s most pressing U.S. religious liberty concerns is the fallout from the sexual revolution... Read more

A resident and a sister arrange flowers at the Little Sisters of the Poor's Mullen Home in Denver, CO in this undated file photo.

Visa, Chevron, and Pepsi are exempt from the HHS mandate – but the Little Sisters aren't

Feb 18, 2016

By Matt Hadro

While Catholic nuns are required to obey health care regulations that they say violate the teachings of their faith, large... Read more