Tag: Religious freedom

‘Freedom’ events set for lead-up to Independence Day

‘Freedom’ events set for lead-up to Independence Day

| June 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

The U.S. bishops have called for a “Fortnight for Freedom” from June 21 to July 4 as a 14-day period of prayer, study, catechesis and public action emphasizing our nation’s Christian and American heritage of religious liberty.

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Video and Photos: Minnesotans rally for religious freedom

Video and Photos: Minnesotans rally for religious freedom

| June 8, 2012 | 1 Comment

An estimated 2,000 people attended the noontime rally, one of 164 held in cities around the United States to voice opposition to the federal Department of Health and Human Services’ mandate on contraceptive coverage.

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The connection between marriage and religious freedom

The connection between marriage and religious freedom

| Father Dan Griffith | April 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

I would argue that our concern for marriage and religious freedom is not just a matter of faith, but should be a concern for all Americans.

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Prayer for Religious Liberty

Prayer for Religious Liberty

| April 3, 2012 | 0 Comments

here is a suggested prayer for conscience rights and religious freedom from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Video: Standing up for religious freedom

Video: Standing up for religious freedom

| March 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

Concerned citizens from around the state gathered March 23 outside the federal building in St. Paul for a noon rally against the federal health plan mandating contraceptive coverage by most religious employers.

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People should be free to act according to  their religious beliefs beyond church doors

People should be free to act according to their religious beliefs beyond church doors

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Obama administration’s recent amendments to a federal mandate that health insurance plans include contraception and sterilization free of charge have elicited a wide array of reactions from elected officials and concerned citizens, including the U.S. bishops, who feel the changes don’t go far enough to protect the conscience rights of employers and individuals.

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MN Catholic Conference notes concerns over compromise on contraceptive mandate

MN Catholic Conference notes concerns over compromise on contraceptive mandate

| February 10, 2012 | 1 Comment

UPDATED: “We are awaiting the details and are reserving judgment, but today’s amendments do not seem to be a true reversal of an unwise and unjust policy,” said Jason Adkins, MCC executive director.

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A serious threat to religious freedom

A serious threat to religious freedom

| September 15, 2011

there has arisen a very serious threat to the religious freedom of all religious institutions, especially our Catholic health care programs and Catholic social services, a threat posed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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