Posts Tagged ‘HHS mandate’

Good News in the On-Going Challenges to Our Religious Liberties

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

It is a pleasure to share with you news that last Friday evening a binding agreement was signed between the United States Department of Justice and Jones Day, the law firm representing this archdiocese and more than 70 other religious entities and dioceses across the country. This settlement brings to a conclusion our litigation challenging […] [Read more]

Welcome News … But the Fight Continues

Monday, May 16th, 2016

Earlier today, the United States Supreme Court, issued a per curiam ruling which vacates the judgments of appellate courts around the country that had upheld the HHS mandate against legal challenges brought by the Archdiocese of Washington and other religious employers. The Court’s order also returns those cases to the respective courts of appeal for […] [Read more]

The Legal Arguments for Religious Liberty in the Challenge to the HHS Mandate

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

As a follow-up to yesterday’s summary review of the major issues involved in the legal challenge to the HHS Mandate brought by the Archdiocese of Washington, its affiliated organizations and others, I would like now to share with you some of the specific legal arguments presented in the briefs filed with the Supreme Court. The […] [Read more]

Oral Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Legal Challenge to the HHS Mandate

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

On Wednesday next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the legal challenge to the HHS Mandate brought by the Archdiocese of Washington, its affiliated entities, and many other religious employers from around the country, including most prominently the Little Sisters of the Poor. Because next week is Holy Week, I would […] [Read more]

Conscience: Our Guide Through Life

Monday, February 8th, 2016

In recent months there has been much discussion about conscience. It is said, “Let your conscience be your guide” for the choices we make in daily life. We are also urged to make a frequent “examination of conscience.” And there is increasing talk of the need for conscience protection from governmental and societal burdens, such […] [Read more]

Statement of the Archdiocese of Washington in Response to the Finalization of the HHS Mandate

Friday, June 28th, 2013

Today the Archdiocese of Washington released the following statement regarding the final rule on the HHS mandate. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 28, 2013 CONTACT: Chieko Noguchi, 301-853-4516 [email protected] After almost two years and over 400,000 public comments, the government today finalized the HHS mandate.  We have begun to review the 110-page final rule to determine […] [Read more]

In Defense of Our Rights

Monday, May 21st, 2012

As the Easter season draws to a close and we approach Pentecost Sunday, we turn our attention to the joys and obligations that come from being disciples of Christ and witnesses to his Gospel.  In an increasingly secular society, we find a growing intolerance for expressions of faith, particularly in the public square.  Some may […] [Read more]

Maryland Day 2012

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Traditionally Maryland Day is celebrated on March 25, the day when the first English colonists on board the ships the Ark and the Dove landed at St. Clement’s Island in 1634 and established Maryland. [Read more]