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Did you know that so far most of the family owned businesses that have challenged the HHS Mandate have received temporary relief from the courts?
Archbishop Lori Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Hear Two Cases on HHS Mandate
November 26, 2013, USCCB News Release
President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Applauds Federal Court Ruling on HHS Mandate in Favor of Catholic Dioceses
November 22, 2013, USCCB News Release
U.S. Bishops Issue 'Special Message' on HHS Mandate at Conclusion of General Assembly
November 13, 2013, USCCB News Release
Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop Lori to Congress: Adopt Policy of Health Care Conscience Rights Act | TAKE ACTION!
September 27, 2013, USCCB News Release
U.S Bishops Seek to Live by Faith, Serve Needy, Insure Employees; Continue Legal, Moral Analysis of HHS Mandate
September, 17, 2013, USCCB News Release
"Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate"
July 19, 2013, Reuters
"HHS Final Rule still requires action in Congress, by Courts, says Cardinal Dolan"
July 3, 2013, USCCB News Release
"Broad coalition says Contraception Mandate a Religious Liberty Threat"
July 2, 2013, Religionnews.com, read the multi-faith letter, Standing Together for Religious Freedom, July 2, 2013
Catholics and Southern Baptists urge Senate to support Health Conscience Rights Act.
June 21, 2013, USCCB News Release
Archbishop Lori urges Congress to include Conscience Provisions in Funding Bills
February 7, 2013, USCCB News Release
"To accommodate Caesar or to follow Conscience"
August 1, 2012, USCCB Blogpost, Newland v. Sebelius case, in which a Catholic family-owned business won a preliminary injunction against enforcement of the HHS mandate to Hercules Industries.
Why the Bishops are suing the U.S. Government"
May 21, 2012, Wall Street Journal, Harvard Law Professor, Mary Ann Glendon
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