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Because of my deep Catholic convictions and my deep convictions about femininity and the great gift of woman for the world, if I can't reconcile religious belief with my own femininity then I am in trouble. For every woman in the world, at the heart of a woman's vocation is this question of, 'Is the belief in God somehow irreconcilable with her femininity?' As a Catholic woman, that belief in God is what actually grounds our femininity and our fruitfulness in the world, but the contributions that we have in the world come directly from being a woman of faith.
– Helen M. Alvaré, Professor of Law, George Mason University
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?
U.S. Bishops File Amicus Curiae Brief Supporting Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties in Supreme Court Cases Challenging HHS Mandate
January 28, 2014, USCCB News Release
Archbishop Kurtz Welcomes Supreme Court Injunction for Little Sisters of the Poor against HHS Mandate
January 24, 2014, USCCB News Release
USA Today Gets Religious Freedom Right
January 14, 2014, USCCB Blogpost
Commentary: Why we're rejecting the contraception mandate
January 6, 2014, The Washington Post
Archbishop Kurtz asks President Obama for Temporary Relief from Burdensome Fines against Ministries of Service to the Poor, Sick and Vulnerable
December 31, 2013, USSCB News Release
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
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