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HHS Mandate

March 23, 2012 

Dear Friends,
 
It is a privilege to commend you for your participation in the Rally for Religious Liberty, for standing up for the fundamental rights of all people of faith.
 
Since January 20, when the final HHS Mandate was announced, two things have been abundantly clear: religious freedom is under attack, and we will not cease our struggle to protect it. Of course, this is not a "Catholic issue" alone. It is wonderful to see so many of our fellow Americans of all faiths stand together in this important moment. Nor is this about what our opponents are marketing as "womens' health." It's about the sacred right of any faith community to define its own teaching and ministry, and the right of every person of faith to be free from being forced to do something that violates their conscience.
 
We are also proud that religious freedom is our heritage, our legacy and our firm belief, both as loyal believers and as Americans. We will continue to seek redress from our government and our courts, and we will tirelessly defend the timeless and enduring truth of religious freedom.
 
Again, thank you for your public witness on behalf of religious liberty. May God bless you all.
 
Faithfully,
 
Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan
Archbishop of New York

 

Resources

Press Release: Statement of Joseph Zwilling Regarding Decision By Judge Cogan - December 16, 2013

Listen to Cardinal Dolan's homily on Fortnight For Freedom at St. Patrick's Cathedral (June 22, 2012).

Press Release: Cardinal Dolan Releases eBook on Human Dignity and Religious Liberty - June 19, 2012

Fortnight For Freedom Prayer Campaign

Press Release on the Federal Lawsuit Filed Against the HHS Mandate - May 21, 2012

USCCB's Statement on Religious Liberty - April 12, 2012

Cardinal Dolan's Letter on Religious Freedom (Rally) - March 23, 2012

Cardinal Dolan's Letter on Religious Freedom - Feb 10, 2012

Cardinal Dolan's Letter on Religious Freedom (Spanish) - Feb 10, 2012

Statement of the USCCB on Religious Liberty - Feb 10, 2012

Video Statement Criticizing HHS Mandate

 

Cardinal Dolan's Blog - The Gospel In The Digital Age

"Insight from the New York Daily News" - December 17, 2013

"Fortnight for Freedom" - June 20, 2013

"Statement on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Regarding the HHS Mandate" - February 8, 2013

"HHS Mandate Decision" - December 12, 2012

"HHS Mandate’s Coercive Nature is Fact" - November 2, 2012

"Our First, Most Cherished Liberty" - June 19, 2012

"Freedom is Worth Defending" - May 31, 2012

"Assault on Religious Freedom" - May 29, 2012

"Insight From the Press," - May 24, 2012

"The Fight For Religious Freedom," - May 22, 2012

"Religious Freedom and Protecting Healthcare for Women and Children," - March 16, 2012

"Statement of the USCCB on HHS Mandate," - March 14, 2012

"I Owe You an Update,"  - March 1, 2012

"Religious Freedom: The Cornerstone of American Government,"  - January 25, 2012

"Protecting Religious Freedom," - January 31, 2012

 

Blog posts from Ed Mechmann - Stepping Out of the Boat  

"An Important Victory for Religious Freedom" - December 16, 2013 

"A Crossroad for Religious Liberty" - November 27, 2013

"Any Chance for Reasonableness?" - October 1, 2013

"Yet Another HHS Mandate Fraud" - July 10, 2013

"The Times and Fantasy of Legal Theories" - July 2, 2013

"A Long Train of Abuses" -May 30, 2013

"The Next Step on the Mandate" - July 23, 2012

"A Prayer for Our Beloved Nation" - June 12, 2012

"Rallying For Religious Liberty" - June 8, 2012

"Mandate Fact #3 — Dragging Word Out of Our Mouths" - April 3, 2012

"Mandate Fact #2 — Big Brother is Coming to Visit our Churches" - March 28, 2012

"Mandate Fact #1 — The Religious Employer Exception is Very Narrow" - March 26, 2012

"Rallying for Religious Liberty" - March 23, 2012

"Where Do We Go From Here?" - March 5, 2012

"The Sisters of Life Speak Out" - February 16, 2012

"An Analogy May Help Us Understand" - February 16, 2012

"A Time for Unity" - February 15, 2012

"An Open Letter on the 'Compromise'" - February  11, 2012
 

Catholic New York Articles

"New York Rally for Religious Freedom Draws Strong Support" by Ron Lajoie - April 4, 2012

"Collaboration Is Key for New ACWR Executive Secretary" by John Woods - March 21, 2012

"Fellow Bishops Know They Have Strong President in Cardinal Dolan" by Christie L. Chicoine - February 22, 2012

"Church Leaders: HHS Mandate Revision Ignores Religious Liberty Concerns" - February 22, 2012

 

Other Articles

"Broadsheet Disgrace," written by Michael Goodwin (NY Post) - May 30, 2012

"Catholic bishops aren't sitting still for President" (NY Daily News)- May 23, 2012

"Catholics in Court" (Wall Street Journal) - May 22, 2012
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"Proposal to Pay for Contraceptive Cost ‘Radically Flawed,’ Bishops Say" (Catholic News Service) - April 3, 2012

"When the Archbishop Met the President" by James Taranto (Wall Street Journal) - March 31, 2012