Tag: HHS Mandate

Little Sisters rely on divine providence to serve elderly poor

Little Sisters rely on divine providence to serve elderly poor

| Susan Klemond | August 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

The sisters came to the archdiocese with little money but a desire to imitate St. Jeanne Jugan who began the ministry in Saint-Servan, France, by offering her own bed to a blind, paralyzed widow.

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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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Catholic group asks U.S. government to drop appeal in HHS mandate case

Catholic group asks U.S. government to drop appeal in HHS mandate case

| Mark Pattison | July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Benefits Association has filed a motion with the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver over a three-year-old appeal by three Cabinet departments in a case involving the “HHS mandate” that says all employers must provide contraceptive coverage.

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Catholic senator earns victory in federal court against HHS mandate

Catholic senator earns victory in federal court against HHS mandate

| Jennifer Brinker | August 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Missouri senator won’t be forced to pay for health insurance that includes “religiously objectionable” medical services, according to a judgment issued in federal court.

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Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Goodness, virtue and holiness: This is the secret to the lives and martyrdom of these two saints,” said John Boyle, a University of St. Thomas professor of theology and Catholic Studies, of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. “They worked hard at knowing and loving their sweet savior, Jesus Christ.”

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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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Little Sisters receive support ahead of court hearing

Little Sisters receive support ahead of court hearing

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Local supporters of Women Speak for Themselves, a national religious liberty organization led by Helen Alvaré, is participating in a national service day at the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence in St. Paul March 23.

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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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Courts continue to weigh HHS mandate

Courts continue to weigh HHS mandate

| Patricia Zapor | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Supreme Court is involved in two types of issues related to claims by employers who say they should not have to provide coverage of contraceptives in their workers’ health insurance plans because it violates the employers’ faith-based moral objections.

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Does big government crowd religion into a corner?

Does big government crowd religion into a corner?

| John Garvey | July 31, 2013 | 2 Comments

In a world where the government is so big that it regulates the smallest aspects of our daily lives, we have had to reconceive religious freedom.

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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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