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Hobby Lobby. Courtesy of the Becket Fund.

Hobby Lobby sues government over contraception mandate

Sep 12, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Arts and crafts retailer Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc., announced that it is filing a lawsuit against the federal government over... Read more

The 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C.

Democratic convention emphasizes economy, contraception mandate

Sep 7, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Providing economic security for the middle class and access to free contraception as a key part of women’s health care... Read more

Former Congresswoman Kathy Dahlkemper speaks Sept. 5, 2012 at the Democractic National Convention's faith council gathering.

'Whole life' Catholic Democrat argues Obama is pro-life

Sep 6, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A former congresswoman known for being a prominent pro-life Democrat has advised fellow party members to tell Catholics that President... Read more

Sara Hutchinson of Catholics for Choice and Rev. Harry Knox listen to Bishop Tonyia Rawls of the Freedom Center for Social Justice at a Sept. 5, 2012 press conference.

Catholics for Choice argues religious freedom only applies to private actions

Sep 5, 2012

A dissenting Catholic group believes that the First Amendment protection of religious freedom applies to personal decisions but does not... Read more


Democratic platform includes free abortions, official 'gay marriage' support

Sep 5, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

For the first time in American history, a major U.S. political party has incorporated support for a redefinition of marriage... Read more

Helen Alvare, a law professor at George Mason University.

Obama's pitch to women misses important issues, Alvare says

Aug 30, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A law professor at George Mason University believes that in the upcoming election women will focus on more than abortion... Read more

Hannah Smith, Senior Counsel for the Becket Fund.

HHS revises mandate third time; foes say it misses the point

Aug 28, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A slight revision of the federal contraception mandate offers some additional protection for certain religious employers but is not sufficient... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver.

Denver archbishop: city wrong to snub company in religious freedom fight

Aug 24, 2012

Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila has criticized a Denver city councilwoman for withdrawing a proclamation that praised a Catholic-run company, after... Read more

Mary Anne Yep, co-founder and vice president of Triune Health Group.

Woman-friendly Catholic business sues over HHS mandate

Aug 24, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A businesswoman who has filed the most recent lawsuit against the federal contraception mandate believes that the government must respect... Read more

The Newland family members who own and run Hercules Industries. Courtesy of ADF.

Catholic-run business asks Obama to respect its faith

Aug 15, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

A spokesman for a Catholic family-owned business in Colorado is asking President Obama to respect his family’s faith after the... Read more

Bishop Daniel Jenky of Peoria.

Peoria diocese challenges 'intrusive' HHS mandate exemption process

Aug 10, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

The Catholic Diocese of Peoria, Ill. on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the HHS mandate, charging that it requires an... Read more

New Romney campaign ad screenshot via Youtube.

Romney ad accuses Obama of 'war on religion'

Aug 9, 2012

The campaign of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has released an ad accusing President Obama of declaring “war on... Read more

President Obama speaks during a campaign stop at the Auraria Events Center August 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.

Obama reaffirms support for HHS mandate, downplays controversy

Aug 9, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

President Barack Obama reaffirmed his support for mandatory contraception coverage in a Wednesday campaign stop in Denver, drawing criticism from... Read more

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston.

Cardinal DiNardo prods Congress to address contraception mandate

Aug 4, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston urged members of Congress to take swift action against the federal contraception mandate as... Read more

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

Contraception mandate takes effect for businesses without 'safe harbor'

Aug 1, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

Starting Aug. 1, the owners of many for-profit businesses are being forced to pick between violating their beliefs and paying... Read more

Catholic group seeks second injunction against contraception mandate

Jul 27, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

Lawyers representing a Catholic businessmen’s group are seeking a separate injunction against the HHS mandate in federal court on Wednesday,... Read more

Executives of Hercules Industries, from left to right, James Newland, Paul Newland, William Newland and Andrew Newland. Photo courtesy of the Alliance Defending Freedom.

Colo. company secures injunction against HHS mandate

Jul 27, 2012

By Kevin J. Jones

In the first legal ruling against the controversial HHS mandate, a federal judge has granted a temporary injunction protecting a... Read more


Second mandate lawsuit dismissed on 'technical grounds'

Jul 20, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. has dismissed a lawsuit by Belmont Abbey College against the federal contraception mandate as... Read more

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo.

Bishops praise House provision against HHS mandate penalties

Jul 19, 2012

The U.S. bishops have praised the inclusion of new legislative provisions that, if passed, could prevent financial penalties from being... Read more

Dr. Philip Graham Ryken, president of Wheaton College.

Evangelical college joins Catholic University in mandate lawsuit

Jul 19, 2012

By Michelle La Rosa

A leading evangelical college in Illinois has joined The Catholic University of America in filing a lawsuit in D.C. District... Read more