Tag: Little Sisters of the Poor

Contraceptive mandate battle still on: States fight religious exemptions

Contraceptive mandate battle still on: States fight religious exemptions

| Carol Zimmermann | November 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor, who have always been known for their care for the poor elderly, have been in the spotlight for the past six years with their objection to the federal government’s requirement that they provide insurance coverage of contraceptives for their employees.

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Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

Judge Neil Gorsuch nominated to fill Supreme Court vacancy

| January 31, 2017 | 1 Comment

Gorsuch, 49, hasn’t written a ruling specifically on abortion but he has strong views on religious liberty. He sided with the Little Sisters of the Poor in their challenge of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

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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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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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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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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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Challenging the culture as we celebrate Independence Day

Challenging the culture as we celebrate Independence Day

| Sister Constance Veit | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we observed the Fortnight for Freedom in 2012, I naively thought it would be a one-time event. I assumed that the HHS Contraceptive Mandate would soon be overturned and our congregation of Little Sisters of the Poor would quickly fall out of the public eye. But this month marks our third Fortnight, and our lawsuit against the federal government over the HHS Mandate is still pending as I write this.

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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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Faithful invited to ‘walk with Jesus’ in Corpus Christi procession

Faithful invited to ‘walk with Jesus’ in Corpus Christi procession

| May 23, 2013 | 1 Comment

On Corpus Christi Sunday, June 2, (Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ), Bishop Lee Piché will lead the Archdiocesan Corpus Christi Procession.

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Little Sisters’ St. Jeanne Jugan Award dinner

Little Sisters’ St. Jeanne Jugan Award dinner

| August 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Little Sisters of the Poor will host their annual St. Jeanne Jugan Award dinner Sept. 27 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, St. Paul.

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Centenarian was private nurse to Twin Cities’ rich and famous

Centenarian was private nurse to Twin Cities’ rich and famous

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Being “a little kinder than necessary” hasn’t spared Cecelia Welsch all of life’s sorrows during the past 100 years but it has brought joy to her, her family, neighbors and nursing patients including leading St. Paul families such as the O’Shaughnessys and Weyerhaeusers.

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Little Sisters of the Poor honor Archbishop Harry Flynn with award

Little Sisters of the Poor honor Archbishop Harry Flynn with award

| November 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Emeritus Harry Flynn has always been close to the Little Sisters of the Poor. When he was pastor of St. Ambrose parish in Latham, N.Y., the Little Sisters maintained a home on the property for elderly persons in need. It was the same home his aunt — at the time, the last living member […]

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