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Religious liberty


First Amendment, not about Pill, but Bill of Rights
May 31 2012
That’s the view of two legal scholars on religious liberty issues as they observe what they see as an orchestrated campaign against the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion.

FAQ on Religious Liberty
May 31 2012
This Q & A answers questions such as what is religious liberty and describes the roots of religious liberty.

Approaches to religious liberty have developed over time
May 31 2012
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof” are the first words of the Bill of Rights, ratified in 1791.

HHS mandate latest in line of religious crises
May 31 2012
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regulation that would force employers, including Catholic institutions, to pay, directly or indirectly, for insurance for sterilization and contraceptives, including abortion-inducing drugs, stands as a religious liberty crisis.

Heroes of religious liberty span centuries
May 31 2012
If asked to list heroes of American freedom, people might reflect on the Revolutionary era and name George Washington, Nathan Hale and Betsy Ross. If asked to name heroes of religious liberty, they might go blank.

Nationwide religious freedom event kicks off at Basilica
May 21 2012
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary in Baltimore will host a 7 p.m. Mass June 21 to open the Fortnight for Freedom.

Cardinal links religious liberty fight with abortion struggle
Jan 23 2012
WASHINGTON – Participants at the annual March for Life were urged in advance of the march not to let themselves be compromised in their beliefs as the federal government pursues regulations that Catholic leaders say constitute an attack on conscience and religious liberty.

Bishops’ concerns rise over growing infringements on religious liberty
Dec 28 2011
WASHINGTON – Concerns that religious liberty is being eroded by government action and policymaking prompted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to open a campaign in 2011 to head off what they consider dangers to the rights of people of faith and conscience.

Silent erosion of religious liberty
Nov 17 2011
“Religious Freedom expresses what is unique about the human person, for it allows us to direct our personal and social life to God, in whose light the identity, meaning and purpose of the person are fully understood,” – Pope Benedict XVI, Message for the World Day for Peace, January 1, 2011.

Bishop Lori outlines religious liberty issues at fall general assembly
Nov 15 2011
After a lengthy report from the chairman of a new Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he came away from a recent meeting with President Barack Obama encouraged about some aspects of religious rights concerns.