Tag: Mandate

Court hears arguments in suit aiming to take mandate exemption from nuns

Court hears arguments in suit aiming to take mandate exemption from nuns

| October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in San Francisco heard oral arguments Oct. 19 in a lawsuit that aims to overturn a 2017 federal regulation expanding the exemption to the federal contraceptive mandate to include the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers.

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Notre Dame allows third-party coverage of contraceptives in health plans

Notre Dame allows third-party coverage of contraceptives in health plans

| Ann Carey | November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Questions and confusion continue to swirl around the University of Notre Dame’s decision to allow the third-party administrators of its health plans to go on providing morally objectionable services to university employees, even though Notre Dame no longer is required by the government to do so.

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U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

U.S. Supreme Court sends Zubik case back to lower courts

The U.S. Supreme Court May 16 sent the Zubick v. Burwell case, which challenges the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive requirement for employers, back to the lower courts.

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Text of Pope Francis mandate to Archbishop Hebda

Text of Pope Francis mandate to Archbishop Hebda

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s an English translation of the formal document by which the pope appointed the new Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, installed May 13 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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EWTN asks for full-court hearing on contraceptive mandate case

EWTN asks for full-court hearing on contraceptive mandate case

| Mark Pattison | May 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Eternal Word Television Network has asked for a rehearing of its case by the full 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in its case regarding the federal Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate.

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Poll respondents back Little Sisters of Poor in government dispute

Poll respondents back Little Sisters of Poor in government dispute

| April 19, 2016 | 6 Comments

According to a Marist Poll survey, a majority of Americans say it is “unfair” how the federal government is treating the Little Sisters of the Poor in the ongoing dispute over compliance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contraceptive mandate.

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Business owners still seek mandate relief after wins

Business owners still seek mandate relief after wins

| Susan Klemond | March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

As the Little Sisters of the Poor hope the U.S. Supreme Court will exempt them from having to include contraceptive, abortifacient and sterilization coverage in their employee health insurance plans, two local Catholic business owners who fought the Department of Health and Human Services mandate and won last year say they still are unable to offer their employees health insurance.

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State business owners receive an out from HHS Mandate

State business owners receive an out from HHS Mandate

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | December 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Decision might not extend to possible changes to federal requirement

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Ruling in Priests for Life HHS suit ‘wrong’; group won’t ‘obey’ mandate

Ruling in Priests for Life HHS suit ‘wrong’; group won’t ‘obey’ mandate

| November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, said a federal appeals court that ruled against his organization in its challenge to the federal contraceptive mandate “is wrong, and we will not obey the mandate.”

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USA Today gets religious freedom right

USA Today gets religious freedom right

| Sister Mary Ann Walsh | January 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

With its recent editorial “Obamacare overreach tramples Little Sisters of the Poor,” USA Today joins the Chicago Tribune among the mainstream print outlets to “get it” when it comes to religious freedom.

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Second MN company gets court relief from HHS mandate

Second MN company gets court relief from HHS mandate

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

The owner of a St. Joseph, Minn., manufacturing company, who this winter filed the second Minnesota lawsuit challenging the HHS contraception mandate as a violation of religious liberty, was granted temporary relief in U.S. District Court last week from the federal requirement until a permanent decision is reached.

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MN Catholic Conference files friend-of-court brief in HHS case

MN Catholic Conference files friend-of-court brief in HHS case

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | March 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Arguing that a U.S. District Court did not have the authority to determine Church teaching and that it misapplied a federal law protecting religious freedom, the Minnesota bishops have filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals supporting two local Catholic businessmen’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over its contraception mandate.

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