Religious Objections

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Is it time to dial back Halloween in schools?

Principal Orlando Taylor believed he was doing the right thing last week when he sent a letter home announcing to … Continued

U.S. asks Supreme Court to review Hobby Lobby’s birth control mandate challenge

RNS () — Federal officials have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the government mandate that private companies offer … Continued

Gay rights vs. religious rights: 7 issues to watch

NEW YORK — The rights of religious groups or individuals that object to same-sex marriage continue to clash with those … Continued

For most Americans, gay equality trumps religious objections

Same-sex marriage supporter Vin Testa of the District waves a rainbow flag in front of the Supreme Court.Bill O’Leary / … 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

America mirrors global godless trend

For years, we’ve heard how the world is much less religious than America, and that America is a bit of … 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

Religious questions for Pa. voter ID law draw fire

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Nothing is sacred about your religion when it comes to getting a state identification card without a … 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

Five reasons why Obama is losing the contraception fight

The White House has surprised observers and disappointed some liberal allies by being willing to compromise in its controversial regulations … Continued

Obama vs. Catholics: Walking the contraception tightrope

            The Obama health care plan’s showdown with Catholic institutions belongs in what my husband calls the “too hard file.” … Continued

There is no right to be born

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

When religion is the bully

By Joel P. Engardio The news of gay teen suicides this fall made me think of my college friend Jeff. … Continued

Prayer is good policy

Q: Did the Pentagon do the right thing by disinviting evangelist Franklin Graham from a National Day of Prayer event … Continued

Religion lobby pushes legislation, not reconciliation

By David Waters After a brief holiday recess, the Religion Lobby is gearing up to support or oppose health insurance … Continued

Civil vs. religious rights in D.C. same-sex marriage law

By Michelle Boorstein The same-sex marriage measure making its way through the D.C. City Council is proving good fodder for … Continued

Health Funding for Science, Not Faith

The Secular Coalition for America takes no position on the Baucus Health Care Bill itself, but we are working to … Continued

Consciences in Conflict

THIS CATHOLIC’S VIEW By Thomas J. Reese, S.J. Most Americans believe that they should follow their consciences as the ultimate … Continued