Deadline for public comments on HHS mandate is April 8
Apr 04 2013
Archbishop William E. Lori, along with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is urging Catholics to submit comments opposing the federal mandate, which they say violates Americans’ right to religious freedom outlined in the First Amendment.
Proposed rules fall short of meeting bishops’ concerns
Feb 07 2013
Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, told the Catholic Review that under the proposed rules, the mandate “reaches not only into the workplace, it reaches into the family structure.”
Lawsuits’ dismissal called disappointing but won’t end legal challenge
Nov 30 2012
After judges in two separate rulings Nov. 27 dismissed lawsuits filed by Catholic organizations and dioceses in Pennsylvania and Tennessee challenging the federal contraceptive mandate, Catholic leaders in both states expressed disappointment but also some hope the rulings left the door open to refiling their claims.