Religious Rights Watch

The fight for freedom in the U.S. and abroad

MCC, USCCB launch religious freedom

LANSING — The Michigan Catholic Conference is helping the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in launching an advertising campaign across the state of Michigan to highlight threats to religious liberty. The ad campaign, which is also being run across the country, will feature broadcast, digital and print media advertising — much of it in secular…

Archbishop Vigneron: Courage needed to defend religious liberty

DEARBORN — Courage is needed in the fight against encroachments on religious liberty, Archbishop Allen Vigneron told an Oct. 20 rally at the Dearborn City Hall. “We all need to be courageous for, and to stand up for, what’s right and true,” he told the approximately 500 people who gathered in front of the city…

Abp. Vigneron to address religious freedom rally

DEARBORN — Another round of Stand Up For Religious Freedom rallies will be held at noon across the country on Oct. 20, say representatives of the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society. And this time, Archbishop Allen Vigneron will address a local crowd that will gather at the Dearborn City Hall, 13615…

MCC: Tell representatives to support conscience bill

DETROIT — With the Department of Health and Human Services’ contraception, sterilization and abortion drugs mandate going into effect for some businesses Aug. 1, the Michigan Catholic Conference is calling on Catholics to take action. The conference, the public policy arm of the Catholic Church in Michigan, is asking people to contact their congressional representative…

The other side of the HHS mandate

While religious groups fight for liberty, Catholic business owners cry foul, too DETROIT — While much of the controversy over the U.S. government’s contraception and abortifacient drug mandate has centered on the U.S. bishops’ objection to Church-sponsored institutions being required to offer the coverage, a lawsuit brought by an organization for Catholic business leaders and…