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Brian Walsh, executive director of the American Religious Freedom Program at the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

HHS mandate changes protect only 'a few more ministries'

Feb 5, 2013

Legal analysts warned that the government’s new proposals on the HHS mandate do little to expand religious freedom protections for... Read more

Helen M. Alvare and Kyle Duncan.

Mandate changes insufficient, say religious liberty groups

Feb 2, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

 Religious freedom advocates throughout the country are voicing disappointment at suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate aimed at resolving... Read more

Michael P. Warsaw, President and CEO of EWTN.

EWTN says new mandate proposal likely brings no relief

Feb 1, 2013

Eternal Word Television Network said today that the new suggested rule on the federal contraception mandate is likely inadequate 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.

HHS offers minor revisions, clarifications on mandate

Feb 1, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

Proposed changes to the federal contraception mandate would slightly expand an existing exemption, while defining the terms of an “accommodation”... Read more

Hobby Lobby. Courtesy of the Becket Fund.

Hobby Lobby shifts insurance plan to delay mandate fines

Jan 14, 2013

Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby has found a way to adjust its employee healthcare plan to delay potentially crippling... Read more

Hobby Lobby, Courtesy of the Becket Fund.

Tens of thousands pledge support for Hobby Lobby

Jan 5, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

More than 64,000 people throughout the U.S. have signed up to support Hobby Lobby on Jan. 5 for risking millions... Read more

University of Notre Dame.

Notre Dame mandate lawsuit dismissed as premature

Jan 4, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

A lawsuit filed by the University of Notre Dame to challenge the federal contraception mandate has been rejected as premature... Read more

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

Contraception mandate kicks in for wave of employers

Jan 3, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

The battle over religious freedom is intensifying as the controversial federal contraception mandate goes into effect for many for-profit employers... Read more

A Hobby Lobby location. Photo courtesy of the Becket Fund.

Hobby Lobby braces for millions in mandate fines

Jan 2, 2013

By Michelle La Rosa

Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby says it is willing to pay fines of $1.3 million per day to follow... Read more

A Hobby Lobby store. Photo courtesy of the Becket Fund.

Hobby Lobby turns to Supreme Court for mandate relief

Dec 20, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Arts and crafts giant Hobby Lobby will appeal to the nation’s highest court after an appeals court ruled the federal... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Bishops urged to imitate St. Thomas More in mandate fight

Dec 20, 2012

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has held up the 16th century's Saint Thomas More as a model of courage... Read more

CNA

DC appeals court rules new contraception rule must be issued

Dec 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Religious freedom advocates applauded a federal appeals court’s decision to hold the government accountable for revising its controversial contraception mandate.  Read more

Tom Monaghan (File Photo - CNA)

Domino's founder sues over contraception mandate

Dec 17, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Tom Monaghan, the founder and former owner of Domino's Pizza, is suing the federal government over a controversial mandate that... Read more

Kyle Duncan, general counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Contraception mandate challenge reaches appeals court

Dec 15, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has become the first federal appellate court to hear arguments surrounding the federal contraception... Read more

Charles and Shirley Drury.

Drury Hotel founder says faith, family shape business decisions

Dec 13, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Missouri business executive Charles Drury, who helped found the hotel chain that bears his name, attributes his success to a... Read more

Conestoga Wood Specialties president and CEO Anthony Hahn.

Mennonite-owned wood manufacturer sues over contraception mandate

Dec 11, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Three Mennonite Christians who own a wood manufacturing company in Pennsylvania have filed a lawsuit challenging the federal contraception mandate... Read more

The March 2012 Stand up for Religious Freedom rally in Philadelphia, Pa. with Independence Hall in the background.

Bishops building movement for life, marriage and religious freedom

Dec 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops have announced a five-part pastoral strategy that is aimed at creating a movement dedicated to penance and... Read more

Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh, Pa. CNA file photo.

Pittsburgh bishop remains hopeful despite mandate lawsuit dismissal

Nov 30, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Federal judges in Pittsburgh and Nashville dismissed Catholic lawsuits challenging the federal contraception mandate, but acknowledged that the suits can... Read more

Missouri business granted injunction against HHS mandate

Nov 29, 2012

A federal appeals court on Nov. 28 granted a Catholic business owner in Missouri an injunction against the Department of... Read more

David Green, founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby with his wife Barbara.

Hobby Lobby appealing refusal of HHS mandate injunction

Nov 20, 2012

The retailer Hobby Lobby will appeal a federal court’s refusal of its request for an injunction against a Health and... Read more