Conscience protections

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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

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. 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

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