COLUMBUS, Ohio (RNS) Thirteen state attorneys general are urging the federal government to broaden religious exemptions under the contraception mandate, saying private businesses should not be forced to provide coverage that violates their moral beliefs.
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(RNS) The nation’s Catholic bishops on Thursday (Feb. 7) rejected the Obama administration’s latest proposals to broaden the religious exemptions and accommodations in regulations that will require insurance companies or employers to provide free birth control coverage.
(RNS) The Obama administration on Friday unveiled new rules on its controversial contraception mandate designed to provide greater flexibility for religiously affiliated organizations though not for privately owned businesses.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, and about a third say “the gay and lesbian community” is to blame.
(RNS) Opponents of the federal contraception mandate are cheering an appeals court decision requiring the Obama administration to make good on a promise to exempt Christian colleges from the controversial rule. By Lauren Markoe.
(RNS) Most Americans believe employers — even religious ones — should provide contraception coverage for their employees, according to a new survey by LifeWay Research. By Daniel Burke.
ST. LOUIS (RNS) A federal appeals court in St. Louis on Wednesday temporarily blocked the enforcement of the 2010 health care reform law's contraception mandate while a St. Louis business owner appeals a lower court's ruling. By Robert Patrick.
BALTIMORE (RNS) In the wake of sweeping setbacks to the hierarchy’s agenda on Election Day, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan on Monday (Nov. 12) told his fellow bishops that they must now look at their own failings, confess their sins and reform themselves if they hope to affect the wider culture. By David Gibson.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) Despite recent setbacks in the U.S. and Europe, the Catholic Church is not losing its fight against gay marriage. On the contrary, according to the Vatican newspaper, its resistance is alerting many to the dangers of threatening the “foundation” of human society. By Alessandro Speciale.