(RNS) In a blow to the Obama administration and a boon for the Catholic bishops, the influential Catholic Health Association that supported health care reform has rejected the White House’s proposals that were aimed at addressing faith-based objections to the controversial contraception mandate. By David Gibson.
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(RNS) A coalition of nearly 150 religious leaders, led by conservative Protestants, have petitioned the Obama administration to broaden the exemption that allows churches and some religious organizations to avoid the controversial policy mandating that all health care insurers provide free contraception coverage. By David Gibson.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Conservative religious and political groups held rallies across the U.S. on Friday to protest the Obama administration's assault on “religious freedom” in a new plan to mandate that employers provide contraception coverage for employees. By Chris Lisee.
WASHINGTON (RNS) From Southern Baptist leader Richard Land to Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, the consensus at a high-profile conservative summit on “religious liberty” is that the Obama administration has it out for religious people. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) U.S. Catholic leaders say a new film about a Catholic civil war in 1920s Mexico has important lessons for U.S. Catholics in 2012, and they're hoping “For Greater Glory” will help rally the faithful around their bid to defend “religious freedom.” By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Dozens of Catholic universities, dioceses and other institutions filed lawsuits on Monday (May 21) to overturn the Obama administration’s contraception mandate plan, a clear and coordinated effort to oppose the new federal mandate. By David Gibson.
(RNS) In the propaganda surrounding the Obama administration's contraception mandate, the Department of Health and Human Services seems to suggest that women’s only stake in the matter is “free” contraception. This is a shallow — and frankly demeaning — view of women. By Helen Alvare.
(RNS) Can a Catholic politician speak at a Catholic university without drawing protesters? Not if it's House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan or, soon, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. By David Gibson.
(RNS) The nation’s Catholic bishops are calling on the faithful to pray and mobilize to battle what they see as a series of threats to religious freedom, and they are setting aside the two weeks before July 4 as the centerpiece of their “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign. By David Gibson.