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Tyndale House employees at a company meeting.

Judge grants HHS mandate injunction to Bible publisher

Nov 20, 2012

A federal court has granted an injunction protecting Protestant Christian Bible publisher Tyndale House Publishers from the Department of Health... Read more

Cardinal Seán O'Malley speaks about the U.S. election results on Nov. 12, 2012 as Archbishop William Lori looks on.

Church cannot live with contraception mandate, bishops say

Nov 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

In the aftermath of the Nov. 6 elections, the U.S. bishops stressed that they will push ahead with defending religious... Read more

A Vote Here sign.

One day before election, Catholic vote remains good indicator

Nov 5, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

With polls still disagreeing on which presidential candidate holds the lead just one day before the election, political analysts believe... Read more


Catholics buy full-page religious freedom ad in Denver Post

Nov 3, 2012

A group of lay Catholics in Colorado is placing a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of the Denver Post... Read more

Judge Robert H. Cleland. CNA file photo.

Second company wins injunction against HHS mandate

Nov 1, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A federal judge in Michigan has granted the second temporary injunction against the federal contraception mandate to plaintiffs who argue... Read more

A banner outside of St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Omaha, Nebraska.

Nebraska Catholics dedicated to cause of religious freedom

Oct 28, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

A group of Nebraska Catholics has created and donated banners for 147 Catholic churches that bear messages about defending religious... Read more

A woman signs the Chicago Declaration at the Oct. 14, 2012 Reclaiming Religious Liberty summit.

Chicago Declaration gathers support for religious freedom

Oct 23, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A new declaration signed by business and cultural leaders in Chicago voiced support for the U.S. Constitution’s religious freedom protections... Read more

Melissa Deckman, political science professor at Washington College, speaks at a Catholic vote panel Oct. 22 in Washington, D.C.

Complex Catholic women's vote might influence the election

Oct 23, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

An analysis of Catholic women during the 2012 election season shows significant levels of agreement with Church teaching on contraception,... Read more

Archbishop Thomas Wenski speaks during an Oct. 19, 2012 press conference on the HHS lawsuit by the Archdiocese of Miami.

Miami archdiocese sues over 'real threat' from HHS mandate

Oct 19, 2012

By Carl Bunderson

The Archdiocese of Miami and two other Catholic entities filed a lawsuit today against the HHS mandate, adding to the... Read more

President Barack Obama, Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney laugh at the Oct. 18, 2012 Al Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.

Al Smith dinner includes religious freedom references amid humor

Oct 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

An annual Catholic fundraising dinner with both major presidential candidates provided a night of laughter, as well as reminders of... Read more

A panel of the authors of the new book "Breaking Through: Catholic Women Speak for Themselves" speaks at the Oct. 16, 2012 book launch in Washington, D.C.

Catholic women tell how they found freedom in Church teaching

Oct 17, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A new book written by Catholic women describes personal journeys of discovering that although Church teaching on important issues can... Read more

Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory. CNA file photo.

Atlanta archdiocese cites high stakes in challenge to HHS mandate

Oct 13, 2012

Adding to the dozens of lawsuits against the HHS mandate, the Archdiocese of Atlanta and three other Catholic institutions have... Read more

Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan participate in the Oct. 11, 2012 debate as moderator Martha Raddatz looks on.

Bishops say Biden made 'inaccurate' mandate statement

Oct 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

The U.S. bishops criticized Vice President Joe Biden for an “inaccurate statement of fact” about the HHS mandate’s impact on... Read more

President Obama and HHS Secretary Sebelius at the Feb. 2012 press conference on Preventive Health Services and Religious Institutions.

With over 100 plaintiffs, lawyers for mandate objectors are hopeful

Oct 10, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

As the number of plaintiffs suing over the controversial HHS mandate reaches 100, a leading religious freedom legal group is... Read more

Tyndale House employees outside their headquarters in Carol Stream, Ill.

Christian Bible publisher sues over HHS mandate

Oct 3, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A Christian Bible publisher has become the latest of nearly 100 plaintiffs to file a lawsuit challenging the federal contraception... Read more

Mo. business appealing ruling against its HHS mandate lawsuit

Oct 2, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

A federal district court in Missouri has dismissed a Catholic businessman’s lawsuit that contends that the HHS mandate violates his... Read more

Mark Rienzi, senior counsel at the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.

Conscience rights for pharmacists upheld in Illinois ruling

Sep 25, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

An Illinois appeals court’s ruling on the conscience rights of pharmacists is being hailed as a victory for religious freedom... Read more

A doctor with female patient (file photo).

HHS mandate allows minors free contraception, sterilization

Sep 25, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Minor children on their parents’ health care plans will have free coverage of sterilization and contraception, including abortion-causing drugs, under... Read more

Women protest the Obama administration's contraception mandate.

Thousands join grassroots women's movement opposing HHS mandate

Sep 23, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Thousands of women across the country are leading grassroots efforts to make their voices heard in opposition to the federal... Read more


Tennessee Catholic groups sue over contraception mandate

Sep 13, 2012

The Diocese of Nashville and seven other Catholic entities in Tennessee filed suit Sept. 12 to block a government mandate... Read more