Christian Publisher Wins Preliminary Injunction against HHS Mandate

WASHINGTON–A federal judge Friday issued a preliminary injunction stopping enforcement of the Obama administration’s mandate against a Bible publisher represented by Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys. The administration argued that Tyndale House Publisher isn’t religious enough for an exemption from the mandate, a component of ObamaCare that forces employers, regardless of their religious or moral convictions, …

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Battle against abortion mandate now includes SBC ethics entity

By Tom Strode WASHINGTON (BP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s religious freedom entity has joined the legal battle against the Obama administration’s abortion/contraception mandate in the first case to reach a federal appeals court. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) signed on to a friend-of-the-court brief filed Oct. 12 that asked a federal appeals …

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Colleges Rally Around Lawsuit Challenging Obamacare Mandate

Editor’s note. This press release from the Cardinal Newman Society appeared today on its blog (Blog.CardinalNewmanSociety.org) and is reprinted with permission. The Cardinal Newman Society has signed and helped organize Catholic college signers for a court brief in support of lawsuits filed against the Obama administration by Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College. Both institutions …

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USCCB responds to inaccurate statement of fact on HHS Mandate made during vice presidential debate

Editor’s note. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement, October 12.  Last night, the following statement was made during the Vice Presidential debate regarding the decision of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force virtually all employers to include sterilization and contraception, including drugs that may cause …

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Judge: HHS Mandate Not a Burden on Religious Freedom

Judge: HHS Mandate Not a Burden on Religious Freedom By  Matthew Archbold Editor’s note. This appeared on “Campus Notes” (The Cardinal Newman Society) and is reprinted with permission. A federal district court in Missouri dismissed in its entirety a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services’ HHS contraceptive mandate brought by a Catholic …

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Religious Freedom: the “Sleeper” issue of 2012

By Dave Andrusko In every election, there is a “sleeper” issue. That is the case because its importance is minimized because, like an iceberg, comparatively little is visible. Such, I believe, is the issue of religious freedom which the Obama Administration finds easy to abridge if doing so serves the agenda of Obama’s supporters. Here’s …

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Department of Justice appeal opposes religious freedom of family business owners

APPEAL CONTRADICTS OBAMA’S CLAIMS OF ‘UNWAVERING’ SUPPORT FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM Editor’s note. The following comes from Alliance Defending Freedom DENVER — In contradiction to the Obama administration’s recent claims of “unwavering” support for religious freedom, the president’s lawyers filed an appeal Tuesday of a court order that upheld the religious freedom of a Colorado family …

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In interview Archbishop Chaput talks candidly about abortion, religious freedom

By Dave Andrusko In a nearly 7,50-word-long interview appearing in the “National Catholic Reporter,” Charles Chaput, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, provided  NCR’s John Allen with a candid portrait of his first year as the 9th Archbishop of Philadelphia. From the pro-life perspective, Archbishop Chaput touched on several important concerns. For example…. Allen asked,” Do you …

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Bishops Urge House and Senate to act to address religious liberty crisis brought on by Obama Mandate

By Dave Andrusko In a letter sent August 3 to Congress, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, chair of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, called on the House and Senate to address what he described as “unprecedented and misguided federal policy”–the Obama administration’s controversial mandate. DiNardo wrote, “One year ago, for the first time, the federal …

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More Court proceedings over Obama Mandate; President Misleads Denver Audience

By Dave Andrusko In for a dime, in for tens of millions (if not hundreds of millions) of dollars. Pro-abortion President Barack Obama doubled/tripled/quadrupled down today on his mandate forcing religious institutions and businesses to pay for health insurance plans that cover medical procedures and drugs over their religious or moral convictions. Obama’s speech, delivered …

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Lutherans Address Issues of Freedom, Life

Lutherans for Life announce 2012 “Equipping” conference that is expected to draw hundreds to Chicago area (CHICAGO, IL)  The sanctity of human life and the freedom of religion are under attack in the United States. Concerned Americans seek tools to respond to these issues that threaten to undermine life affirming values.  Lutherans from across the …

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BISHOPS WELCOME INCLUSION OF CONSCIENCE PROVISIONS IN HOUSE APPROPRIATIONS BILL

WASHINGTON— The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS “took a first, urgently needed step toward upholding rights of conscience and religious freedom in our health care system,” by including two key provisions in its appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2013, according to the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. Conference of Catholic …

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