Catholic health plans have for years been arranging for outside firms to provide contraceptive coverage to their enrollees.
More than a dozen religious bodies, including the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, argued in a joint letter to the Federal Communications Commission that the Internet must remain available to all without "fast lanes" and other devices meant to speed up traffic for extra revenue while keeping nonpaying traffic in a slow lane.
"We are concerned about paid prioritization and other policies that will increase costs and limit opportunities for our organizations and the communities we serve," said the letter Monday to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and the other four FCC commissioners.
Religious liberty is under aggressive assault on many fronts in a culture increasingly insensitive to rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to U.S. Constitution, according to speakers at a forum Monday in New York
The program, "In the Founding Tradition," was organized by the Alliance Defending Freedom and drew 100 people to the Union League Club in Manhattan.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement Tuesday saying a report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office "confirms" the bishops' suspicions about abortion coverage through the Affordable Care Act.
"Despite repeated claims by President Obama and other supporters that the ACA would not promote abortion," the statement reads, "the report identified over a thousand health plans eligible for federal premium subsidies that cover elective abortions."
Global Sisters Report: The third tour, which is campaigning against "the power of big money," kicks off Wednesday.
Column: As America becomes more and more polarized, the old adage that "all politics is local" seems less and less relevant.
"This lawsuit is about protecting religious freedom and stopping the government from forcing citizens to violate their conscience," the owner of Eden Foods said.
A family should have the right to opt out of birth control coverage in its health care plan, the lawyer for a Missouri legislator argued before a federal court.
Global Sisters Report: The Nuns on the Bus will hit the road for the third time for a monthlong trip to campaign against the influence of outside money on politics.
Late last month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a new round of modifications to a federal mandate requiring employers to provide contraceptive care to employees under the Affordable Care Act.
In keeping with modifications past (this is the eighth), the new rules have triggered yet another dustup in the ongoing fight between religious liberty advocates and the Obama administration, even as their effects remain unclear.