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Major Victory for Religious Freedom19 Dec

Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered a major victory in the fight to protect the First Amendment rights of religious organizations. The case, one of the first to be filed over the HHS preventive services mandate requiring coverage of contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs, had been dismissed by lower courts […]
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Religious Freedom, Death Penalty, and Medicaid Expansion Top Stories in Fall WITNESS28 Nov

The Fall issue of WITNESS is available online. Follow this link to read all the articles. Featured articles speak about three of the issues we expect to focus on during the upcoming General Assembly: a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act; abolition of the death penalty and in its place use life without parole as the […]
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The ‘Totalitarianism Temptation”?15 Aug

by Rev. Ronald M. Ketteler In “HHS and soft totalitarianism,” a recent Messenger column (February 2012) George Weigel of the Ethics and Public Policy Center criticized the so-called “contraceptive mandate” issued by the Department of Health and Human Services. In effect, that regulation would require Catholic institutions to provide health insurance coverage of “‘services’ that […]
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Fortnight for Freedom Begins26 Jun

On Thursday, June 21, the Diocese of Lexington kicked off the Fortnight for Freedom with an ecumenical panel discussion on the HHS Mandate and its potential impact on religious liberty. The panelists were Dr. Bill Henard from Porter Memorial Baptist Church, Rev. Chad Grissom from Trinity Christian Fellowship, Pastor Wayne Holcomb from Wellington Church, Jason […]
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Religious Freedom – ‘the priority of civil society over state’13 Jun

by Rev. Ronald M. Ketteler:  June 15, 2012 Jesuit Father David Hollenbach contends that the writings of two towering figures in Catholic social thought in the 20th century United States revived the centrality of the distinction between civil society and the state. At mid-20th century the treatises of Jacques Maritain (1872-1973) and Jesuit Father John […]

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