Religious Rights Watch

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Bishops reject HHS mandate ‘compromise’

Lawsuits, legislation in works to stop Obama administration’s contraceptives rule Detroit — A change that theoretically shifts the cost of contraceptive coverage from Catholic institutions to insurance companies still violates religious liberty and is unacceptable, many Catholic leaders and others say. The Obama administration’s policy has prompted lawsuits from the Michigan attorney general, the EWTN…

Bishops call on Catholics to oppose ‘alarming’ HHS mandate

DETROIT — It will be up to Catholic voters to persuade the federal government to rescind a recent decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to go forward with a mandate that all health insurance plans cover contraceptives and sterilization free of charge, according to U.S. Catholic bishops. In a strongly worded…

Abp. Vigneron, U.S. bishops decry federal health care mandate

Detroit — Archbishop Allen Vigneron, joining in spirit with the U.S. Conference for Catholic Bishops, last week denounced a decision by theU.S.Department of Health and Human Services not to revise a religious exemption to the requirement that all health plans cover contraceptives and sterilization free of charge. Dilemma The mandate from the U.S. Department of…

More comments filed objecting to HHS mandate, religious exemption

By Mark Pattison | Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Catholic organizations filing comments on the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate that health insurance plans cover contraception and sterilization and a proposed religious exemption registered their strong disapproval. The latest round of comments echoed objections raised in those filed earlier by, among others,…