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Kyle Duncan, attorney for Hobby Lobby, speaks to the press outside of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, May 23, 2013.

Hobby Lobby lawyer encouraged by latest hearing

May 24, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The lawyer representing Hobby Lobby and its Christian owners in a lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate is heartened following... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Second Fortnight for Freedom to highlight marriage, mandate

May 14, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Interdependence... Read more

Tyndale House employees at a company meeting.

HHS appeal withdrawal gives temporary relief to Bible publisher

May 7, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

An Illinois-based Bible publisher has secured temporary relief from the federal contraception mandate after the Obama administration asked an appellate... Read more

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York.

Cardinal Dolan honored by evangelicals for leadership

Apr 24, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York will receive the 2013 William Wilberforce Award this weekend from a group of... Read more

Knights of Columbus call for end to HHS mandate

Apr 9, 2013

The Knights of Columbus filed formal comments with the U.S. government on Monday, calling for an end to the Health... Read more

Archbishop William Lori addresses the 2012 USCCB Fall General Assembly, Nov. 13.

Fight against HHS mandate draws thanks from bishops

Apr 8, 2013

The U.S. bishops have thanked organizations and entities for their courage in fighting a federal contraception mandate that forces employers... Read more

Americans encouraged to join mounting opposition to mandate

Apr 2, 2013

With six days remaining to file public comments on the federal contraception mandate, one Catholic leader is calling on Americans... Read more

Hobby Lobby. Courtesy of the Becket Fund.

Hobby Lobby granted full court hearing for mandate case

Apr 1, 2013

Christian-owned craft giant Hobby Lobby will be able to make its appeal against the federal contraception mandate before a full... Read more

Pro-life Democrats call for broad HHS mandate exemptions

Mar 28, 2013

For-profit businesses should be exempt from contraception mandate requirements that they provide abortifacient drugs, Democrats for Life of America argued... Read more

Michael Warsaw, President and CEO of EWTN.

EWTN vows no compromise after HHS lawsuit dismissal

Mar 26, 2013

The EWTN Global Catholic Network is “extremely disappointed” by a Monday court ruling that dismissed as “unripe” its lawsuit against... Read more

Franciscan University undaunted after HHS suit dismissed

Mar 25, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

Although a judge has dismissed Franciscan University of Steubenville's lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate, the school says it will... Read more

Sebelius listens as President Obama announces the contraceptive mandate at the White House Jan.12, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Bishops say mandate still threatens religious liberty

Mar 21, 2013

Despite proposals to modify the federal contraception mandate, the U.S. bishops said that the regulation is still unacceptable due to... Read more

Bishop Paul J. Swain of Souix Falls (File Photo/CNA).

Bishop denounces health network's compliance with mandate

Mar 21, 2013

The bishop of a South Dakota diocese has spoken out after a Catholic health care provider made the decision to... Read more

Pres Barack Obama with HHS Sec Kathleen Sebelius announce the contraceptive mandate at the White House, Jan. 12, 2012. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.

Descendant of founding American files 50th mandate lawsuit

Mar 14, 2013

A Baptist small business owner whose ancestors fought religious persecution as founding Americans has filed the 50th lawsuit challenging the... Read more

Cardinal Seán O'Malley at the Ecclesia in America Conference Dec 12, 2012.

Catholic service requires conscience rights, Boston cardinal stresses

Mar 11, 2013

Writing from Rome just a few days before the Papal conclave, Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston called on members of... Read more

Cathy Cenzon-DeCarlo, RN speaks March 5, 2013 at the press conference on Religious Freedom.

Lawmakers, medical workers speak up on conscience bill

Mar 5, 2013

Members of Congress and individuals who have been forced to violate their consciences came together to stress the need for... Read more

Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.).

Proposed federal bill to strengthen religious freedom

Mar 5, 2013

Members of Congress have introduced a new bill that would create a broad exemption to the HHS mandate and strengthen... Read more

Rep. John Flemmimg (R-La.) and Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.)

Lawmakers pen letter insisting on conscience protections

Mar 4, 2013

More than a dozen federal legislators have written to Congressional leaders calling for stronger conscience protections to be included in... Read more

David Green, Hobby Lobby CEO and founder.

Legislators behind religious freedom law support Hobby Lobby

Feb 22, 2013

Nearly a dozen U.S. lawmakers who supported a 1993 law protecting religious liberty have formally defended Hobby Lobby in its... Read more

Speaker John Boehner administers the oath of office to members of the 113th Congress Jan 3, 2013.

Archbishop implores Congress to protect conscience rights

Feb 18, 2013

In anticipation of upcoming legislation, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore urged the nation’s lawmakers to work this year “to... Read more