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White House denies contraception exemption to private businesses

The Obama administration on Friday (June 28) issued final rules for religious groups for its controversial contraception mandate, maintaining its … Continued

ANALYSIS: Does religious freedom report need more ‘teeth’?

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration isn’t afraid to call out Republicans for playing politics on Capitol Hill, or Wall Street … Continued

Can grief be a mental illness? With new diagnostic changes, maybe

Each year 90,000 parents in the U.S. confront the profound suffering that follows the death of a child or adolescent. … Continued

Catholic bishops reject new contraception proposals

The nation’s Catholic bishops on Thursday (Feb. 7) rejected the Obama administration’s latest proposals to broaden accommodations for religious groups … Continued

Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

Should Obama reach out to the Catholic bishops?

AP President Obama pauses as he speaks at the election night partyin Chicago on Nov. 7, 2012. One group of … Continued

Romney ‘reminds me of every well-meaning yet overbearing male church leader’

NIKKI KAHN, MELINA MARA Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney arrive at an airport rally in … Continued

Obama flays the religion card

REUTERS President Obama answers a question from an audience member in front of Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the … Continued

Catholic bishops rebuke Biden over contraception mandate claims

WASHINGTON — In a rare public rebuke, Catholic bishops chided Vice President Joe Biden for saying during Thursday’s vice-presidential debate … Continued

Mitt Romney ad says President Obama launched ‘war on religion’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney accused Democratic President Barack Obama of launching a “war on religion” in a television ad … Continued

Does the contraception mandate really kill religious freedom?

The Obama administration’s policy requiring most employers to provide free birth control coverage in their health insurance policies takes effect … Continued

Evangelical Wheaton College joins suits against Obama contraception mandate

Wheaton College, Billy Graham’s alma mater and a top evangelical school, joined Catholic groups in a lawsuit against the Obama … Continued

Reason rules the Roberts Court on ‘Obamacare’, but Christians need to continue to advocate for the poor

Joe Raedle GETTY IMAGES A sign giving direction to The University of Miami Hospital’s Emergency Department. The Supreme Court has … Continued

California Catholic bishop: Church getting co-opted by political right

Ted S. Warren AP Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks … Continued

Analysis: Catholic bishops divided in legal battle against Obama birth control mandate

NEW YORK — The wave of lawsuits filed this week by more than 40 Catholic groups against the Obama administration’s … Continued

Catholic bishops issue rallying cry for ‘religious freedom’

The nation’s Catholic bishops are calling on the faithful to pray and mobilize in a “great national campaign” to confront … Continued

Why we’re standing up for religious freedom

Alex Brandon AP Father Paul Schenck speaks during a rally for religious freedom organized in part by the Catholic Archdiocese … Continued

White House proposal gives religious groups more say in birth control mandate

The Obama administration is offering to expand the number of faith-based groups that can be exempt from the controversial contraception … Continued

Bishops ‘dubious’ on White House contraception compromise

The nation’s Catholic bishops have again voiced doubts about the Obama administration’s plans to modify a mandate for employers to … Continued

Bishop hopes to restart White House contraception talks

Bridgeport, Conn. — The Catholic bishop leading the push against the White House’s contraception mandate says the bishops hope to … Continued