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  • Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]

    Religious liberty in the balance at the Supreme Court [Commentary]
    Shortly, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a highly-anticipated decision that could go a long way in determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the religious liberty rights of conscientious family business owners who simply wish to continue operating their companies according to their beliefs. The cases involving Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties are two of 100 lawsuits filed against the federal government in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate requiring that employee health insurance cover contraceptives, including abortion-inducing drugs and female sterilization, in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act.
  • Whose freedom are the bishops protecting? [Commentary]

    Whose freedom are the bishops protecting? [Commentary]
    The rallying cry "freedom to serve" will soon be heard in Baltimore as the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and its Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty launches its annual "Fortnight for Freedom" campaign tomorrow. If you think this...

    Baltimore Archbishop 'gratified' Supreme Court to hear birth control issue

    Baltimore Archbishop 'gratified' Supreme Court to hear birth control issue
    —The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to jump into a growing legal dispute between businesses run by conservative Christians and the Obama administration over whether a company must pay for birth control drugs that conflict with its owner's religious...

    Catonsville nuns suing over federal contraceptive requirement

    Catonsville nuns suing over federal contraceptive requirement
    In a case that could have implications for ministries across the country, a Catonsville-based group of nuns who care for the elderly poor are awaiting a federal judge's decision on whether it must comply with the federal health care law's requirement to...

    Delay health mandate fines against ministries [Commentary]

    Delay health mandate fines against ministries [Commentary]
    Pope Francis recently reaffirmed that religious freedom is "a fundamental human right" and warned against the impulse to "relegate [religions] to the enclosed precincts of churches, synagogues or mosques." The freedom of religion cannot be reduced to...