HHS mandate

Roman Catholic Archdiocese Wins Significant Ruling Against HHS Mandate

by Sara Noble Source: Barbara Samuells [correction made to original introduction] The Obama administration’s HHS Mandate met a significant defeat December 5, 2012, in a case brought by the NY Archdiocese. The Obama administration’s HHS mandate requires all employers with over 50 employees to provide contraception and abortion inducing drugs as part of the health coverage for their employees.  Many religious in

Is anti-Catholicism on the rise?

by Steven Kokx As  of the writing of this column, 43 Catholic organizations, including Franciscan  University and Ave Maria University — two schools that stopped  offering health coverage because of the reforms included in the president’s  health care plan — have filed lawsuits  against the Obama administration for infringing on their religious freedom.  Even the University of Notre Dame, a

Preserve Religious Liberty: Empowering Congregations

As the first of our Freedoms comes under direct attack by the HHS mandate Americans everywhere face losing the religious liberty our founders sought to protect.  Patriots across this nation have yet another challenge…to preserve that most basic Freedom of Religion as the rightful legacy of all generations of free Americans. In our churches and synagogues too many citizens don’t know the details or even

Rep. Ryan: ‘We Have Pursued Solidarity but Abused Subsidiarity’

by Charlotte Hays Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., chairman of the House Budget Committee, has said that  his cost-cutting federal budget was inspired by Catholic social teaching. But this didn’t sit well with some Catholics. Sixty Catholic theologians and activists issued a statement saying that  Ryan’s budget is “morally indefensible and betrays Catholic principles of  solidarity, just taxation and a commitment t

The Catholic Bishops Will Not Abandon Freedom of Religion for Tax Exemptions

by Sara Noble United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty Our First, Most Cherished Liberty A Statement on Religious Liberty We are Catholics. We are Americans. We are proud to be both, grateful for the gift of faith which is ours as Christian disciples, and grateful for the gift of liberty which is ours as American citizens. To be Catholic and American should mean not havin

Cardinal Dolan: Obama Admin Lectured Bishops to Listen to ‘Enlightened’ Voices in Private Mtg.

by Billy Hallowell Over the past week, the media firestorm surrounding Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke and Rush Limbaugh has eclipsed the larger issue of religious liberty that stands at the forefront of the contraception mandate. With the distracting debate raging, Fluke has received the majority of the media attention surrounding the subject. New developments in the faith world, unfortunately, have gone unnot
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