Tag: HHS

Women stand with Little Sisters as U.S. Supreme Court hears case

Women stand with Little Sisters as U.S. Supreme Court hears case

| March 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Women stand with Little Sisters as U.S. Supreme Court hears case

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Minnesota business owners explain lawsuits over HHS mandate

Minnesota business owners explain lawsuits over HHS mandate

| Susan Klemond | April 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

When a challenge seems impossible, Deacon Greg Hall doesn’t focus on the outcome as much as the next step. The lesson he learned when his St. Joseph-based company was providing equipment in the 2010 rescue of Chilean miners trapped underground is as relevant today in his fight against the Obama Administration’s HHS contraception mandate. Deacon […]

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Minnesota business owners opposing HHS mandate await Supreme Court decision

Minnesota business owners opposing HHS mandate await Supreme Court decision

| Susan Klemond | March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Owners of eight Minnesota for-profit companies who have filed lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services over its contraception mandate have much at stake as the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates on the issue and prepares to rule on two similar cases, expected this summer.

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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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Why we need conscience rights in health care

Why we need conscience rights in health care

| Sarah Schaefer | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

No health care professional should have to leave her conscience at the door when she goes to work

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New HHS lawsuit cites violations of Constitution, religious liberty law

New HHS lawsuit cites violations of Constitution, religious liberty law

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | June 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Claiming that the HHS contraception mandate violates their rights under three U.S. constitutional amendments and a 1993 federal law protecting religious liberty, a law firm representing Michael and Stanley Brey, brothers and co-owners of the Monticello-based company named SMA, LLC, filed the third Minnesota lawsuit against the statute earlier this month, bringing the number of cases to more than 60 nationally.

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What does the HHS mandate really mean for Catholics?

What does the HHS mandate really mean for Catholics?

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Catholics who work at for-profit companies might not feel morally challenged by the fact that abortifacients, elective sterilization and contraceptives are now 100 percent covered under their health plans because they’re not obligated to use them.

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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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Court denies Catholic business owner’s  request for relief from contraceptive mandate

Court denies Catholic business owner’s request for relief from contraceptive mandate

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Concluding that a government requirement that employers provide contraceptive, sterilization and abortifacient insurance coverage to their employees does not represent a “substantial burden”

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Holy Hour dedicated to Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty

Holy Hour dedicated to Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

All are invited to participate with the archdiocese and the nation to pray a Holy Hour dedicated to Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty led by Archbishop John Nienstedt from 3 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at the Cathedral of St. Paul.

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MN Catholic businessmen file complaint against HHS mandate

MN Catholic businessmen file complaint against HHS mandate

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

“The mandate sets a dangerous precedent in asserting that religious objections don’t need to be accommodated.”

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