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Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner and Rep. Diane Black introduce the Religious Freedom Tax Repeal Act at a July 10, 2012 press conference in Washington, D.C.

House members seek to repeal administration's 'Religious Freedom Tax'

Two U.S. representatives have introduced a bill to stop the federal government from taxing religious employers that decline to cover... Read more

Msgr. Michael Boland of the Chicago archdiocese's Catholic Charities.

Catholic Charities of Chicago lawsuit shows reach of HHS mandate

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago has joined two Catholic dioceses and their charitable affiliates in a lawsuit over... Read more

People participate in the opening Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom on June 21, 2012 in Baltimore, Md.

Supporters say 'partisan' charge misses point of bishops' efforts

Critics who accuse the U.S. bishops of “partisanship” have misunderstood their motives by viewing religious questions in secular terms, supporters... Read more

Kim Daniels, coordinator of Catholic Voices USA.

Liberal justice's opinion may help fight against HHS mandate

Challengers of the Obama administration's contraception mandate may have been handed a surprising advantage by the Supreme Court's liberal wing,... Read more

Religious Freedom Rally.

Thousands flock to Kansas religious freedom rally

Several thousand people rallied outside the Kansas Statehouse on June 29, where Catholic bishops, Gov. Sam Brownback and others addressed... Read more

Hannah Smith, Senior Counsel. Courtesy of the Becket Fund.

Court ruling allows religious freedom lawsuits to proceed with hope

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the 2010 health care law, a leading religious freedom law... Read more

Supreme Knight Carl Anderson.

Supreme Knight says HHS mandate has re-shaped country's political landscape

Whether the federal contraception mandate stands or falls, it has changed U.S. politics forever, the head of the Knights of... Read more

Rita Joyce, Carter Snead, and Michael Scaperlanda.

Legal experts say HHS dispute pits government against God

The HHS contraception mandate shows the federal government asserting its own authority as a “rival” to God, legal scholars warned,... Read more

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez.

Archbishop Gomez rejects 'capitulation' to HHS mandate

With the nationwide Fortnight for Freedom event beginning today, Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles said that any compromise... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Defense of Church requires revival of faith, Archbishop Chaput says

While defending their freedom in public life, Catholics must also renew the Church spiritually, starting in their own lives, Philadelphia... Read more

John Gehring of Faith in Public Life.

Leaked e-mail shows media campaign against US bishops

A leaked e-mail shows that the Democratic-leaning organization Faith in Public Life is running a behind-the-scenes media effort to undercut... Read more

Supreme Knight Carl A. Anderson.

Knights of Columbus files comment against altered HHS mandate

The Knights of Columbus has filed a formal comment with the Department of Health and Human Services asking the Obama... Read more

Sister Carol Keehan, CEO and president of CHA.

Catholic Health Association reverses course on mandate accommodation

In a call for broader religious exemptions, the Catholic Health Association has backtracked from its initial support for the Obama... Read more

HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Faith leaders decry mandate's creation of religious classes

Nearly 150 leaders and supporters of faith-based service organizations have spoken out against the Obama administration’s contraception mandate because it... Read more

St. Paul's Hospital.

HHS mandate defender sees Catholic institutions as distractions

Washington Post columnist Anthony Stevens-Arroyo is a Catholic who does not believe the Obama Administration is attacking religious liberty by... Read more

Rep. Jeff Landry speaking at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, La.

Catholic lawmaker seeks colleagues' support for HHS mandate suits

A Catholic congressman from Louisiana is organizing an effort to have lawmakers file legal briefs in favor of lawsuits against... Read more

Lila Rose speaks June 8, 2012 at Stand Up for Religious Freedom rally in D.C.

Second nationwide rally shows religious freedom movement has momentum

Speakers and attendees at religious freedom rallies across the United States stressed that Americans are committed to defending their liberties... Read more

Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh.

Mandate lawsuits stem from faith, not politics, bishop says

The Catholic Church has challenged the U.S. government's contraception mandate to protect faith, not to influence politics, Pittsburgh Bishop David... Read more

Religious freedom movement holding new national rallies June 8

On June 8, Stand Up For Religious Freedom will hold its second round of national protests against the contraception mandate,... Read more

Hannah Smith and Stephen Schneck.

Legal expert counters claim that mandate is not religious persecution

In response to assertions by Professor Stephen Schneck that the federal contraception mandate is not a form of religious persecution,... Read more