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Senate committee splits on Becerra confirmation

The Senate Finance Committee was divided on the confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services on... 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

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

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

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

Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

Trump administration announces new conscience exemptions for contraceptive mandate

The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released two updated rules concerning conscience protections for organizations and... 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 face new lawsuit over their HHS mandate exemption

The Little Sisters of the Poor are returning to court to defend their exemption from the federal contraception mandate, after... Read more

Department of Justice announces settlement in HHS mandate suits

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

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

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.

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

The chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Religious Liberty says that expanded religious liberty protections in the federal contraception... Read more

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

EWTN chairman encouraged by changes to HHS mandate

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

White House, Washington, D.C.

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

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

The White House.

US bishops say draft religious freedom rule 'long overdue'

A draft federal rule from the Trump administration regarding the contraception mandate is “encouraging news” that could help return federal... Read more

Donald Trump.

Trump admin ponders new religious freedom rule for HHS mandate

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

White House, Washington, D.C.

White House advisor reiterates Trump's commitment to religious freedom

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

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

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

Little Sisters of the Poor at the Denver, Colorado house.

With crippling fines still looming, Little Sisters serve 'one soul at a time'

Despite ongoing religious freedom threats, humility and cheerfulness in serving the poor are at the heart of the mission for... Read more

The Supreme Court.

Pittsburgh diocese: Government is violating Supreme Court mandate order

Despite a Supreme Court order seeming to protect its religious freedom, the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says the federal government... Read more

Supreme Court sends more mandate cases back to lower circuits

After sending the Little Sisters’ HHS mandate case back to the circuit courts on May 16, the Supreme Court voided... Read more

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Both sides claimed victory in the Little Sisters' case. So now what?

While both sides say they are happy with the Supreme Court decision on the Little Sisters’ case, the long-term outcome... Read more