The Little Sisters of the Poor, the order of Catholic nuns that has operated a nursing home in Baltimore since 1869, is celebrating an executive order President Donald Trump has signed offering "regulatory relief" to groups with religious objections to the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act.
The Supreme Court declined Monday to rule on whether the Obama administration infringed on the rights of faith-based groups, including a global order of Roman Catholic nuns with U.S. headquarters in Baltimore County, by requiring them to arrange for birth control coverage for their employees.
Baltimore Archbishop William Lori: It is simply unreasonable for the government to demand that the Little Sisters of the Poor, an order of Catholic nuns, violate their consciences by facilitating access to abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptives and sterilization.
In a decision that overturns a 2014 Supreme Court injunction, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that insurance carriers for religious nonprofits must provide employees with coverage for contraceptives, sterilization and drugs that can cause abortion, violating what they call their religious rights.
Jim Mutscheller, the Colts' rugged tight end who made two big plays in overtime during the team¿s historic 1958 NFL championship victory, died Friday morning of kidney failure at St. Joseph¿s Hospital in Towson. The Lutherville resident was 85.
A local order of nuns that has sued the federal government over a contraception coverage requirement under Obamacare found hope in a ruling Monday by the Supreme Court, which backed the University of Notre Dame in a similar action.
Under increasing legal and political pressure the Obama administration issued a new rule Friday designed to ensure female employees have access to birth control while accommodating religious employers that object to covering it through their health insurance plans.