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Religious Liberty


Big Government vs. Little Sisters: a breach too far

Sheila Liaugminas | 04 March 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: birth control delivery, conscience righs, HHS mandate, Little Sisters of the Poor, Religious Freedom Restoration Act, religious liberty, U.S. Supreme Court


What the Arizona religious liberty veto means

Carolyn Moynihan | 03 March 2014 | CONJUGALITY |
tags: Arizona law, religious liberty, same-sex marriage


The silent war on religious liberty

Bobby Jindal | 21 February 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: elites, Obama administration, religious liberty
The Governor of Louisiana sails into American elites trying to circumscribe religious freedom


If you like your religion, you can keep your religion

Kelly Bartlett | 28 January 2014 | FEATURES |
tags: Little Sisters of the Poor, Obamacare contraceptive mandate, religious liberty
Why does the Obama administration think that providing contraception is more important than religious freedom?


Little Sisters of the Poor and Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

Sheila Liaugminas | 14 January 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: freedom of conscience, HHS mandate, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Little Sisters of the Poor, Obamacare contraceptive mandate, religious liberty


Little Sisters vs. big government

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 January 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: conscience protection, HHS mandate, Little Sisters of the Poor, Obamacare, Obamacare contraceptive mandate, religious liberty, Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor


Justice Sotomayor’s New Year’s Eve surprise ruling

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 January 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: HHS mandate, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Little Sisters of the Poor, Obamacare contraceptive mandate, religious liberty


HHS mandate, the other Obamacare problem

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 November 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Archbishop William Lori, conscience rights, HHS mandate, Obamacare, religious liberty, USCCB


Is religion a public or a private right?

Susan Hanssen | 26 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: American founding principles, religious liberty, rights
Our public debate about religious liberty is missing a clear definition of religion, leading to confusion, frustration, shrill voices, and short tempers.


Obama declares Religious Freedom Day

Sheila Liaugminas | 17 January 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, freedom of worship, HHS mandate, President Obama proclamation, Religious Freedom Day, religious liberty
In another twist on news that doesn’t square with other news, and words by the president that don’t match actions by the president…


Obamacare HHS mandate gets judicial correction

Sheila Liaugminas | 20 December 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Becket Fund, contraception mandate, freedom of religion, HHS mandate, Obamacare, religious liberty, U.S. Constitution
It was always wrong. But because it was issued by executive fiat, its violation of law had to go through the process of being tried, and there are many lawsuits standing against it.


Justices order Obamacare back to court

Sheila Liaugminas | 27 November 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John Roberts, healthcare tax, HHS mandate, individual mandate, Obamacare, religious liberty, Supreme Court
Had President Obama lost the election, it would have been eliminated and replaced by new healthcare reform. But his win doesn’t assure that his signature legislation will survive intact.


Election 2012, finally

Sheila Liaugminas | 06 November 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: 2012 elections, abortion, Catholic social justice, Mitt Romney campaign, President Obama campaign, presidential endorsements, religious liberty
The presidential candidates are making their closing arguments, racing around the States, and especially the swing states possibly still in play, along with their top surrogates. Church leaders are making their final appeals, turning out pastoral statements and letters to reach all the citizens in their dioceses and parishes, with the help of priests and ministers.


God and Israel and the Democrats

Sheila Liaugminas | 10 September 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: defense of marriage, Democratic National Convention, Democratic platform, Israel policy, religious liberty
That floor fiasco over the party platform was reported as the Democrats ‘booing God.’ Which is only partially true.


What August 1st meant

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 August 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |
tags: Chick-fil-A, free speech rights, HHS mandate, religious liberty
The HHS mandate went into effect. Religious institutions have a year ‘to figure out how they’re going to violate their consciences’, as NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan put it. Other employers have to do it now. And on the same day, Chick-Fil-A Appreciation Day was held across America. How are they connected?


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