religious freedom

BFP Can Your Bishop Cancel Your Religious Exemption under Title VII?

By John B. Manos / August 26, 2021 /

Part 2 of the discussion on Catholic moral teaching on medical treatments, your strict duty to avoid harmful/deadly activity, and Title VII protections of your religious beliefs.  How to express your religious exemption.

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John B. Manos : On EWTN discussing Religious Liberty

By Phillip Neri / August 10, 2015 /

Bellarmine Forum Board Member John B. Manos discussing religious liberty in the courts with Colin Donovan on EWTN theology round table. Focusing on what the near future holds for those who hold on to Catholic beliefs, we can see the media use court decisions to whip up angry mobs in what can be called “trial by…

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From Under the Rubble…After the Deluge

By Christopher Manion / November 8, 2012 /

The rubble hasn’t cleared, but some realities have come into view. On the Friday before the election, President Obama proposed a new civic virtue for our body politic. It’s called “revenge.” And it’s nothing new. Revenge has been around for a long time. Way back in the book of Exodus we read “an eye for…

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Chicago Cardinal George Filets City Hall

By Christopher Manion / August 5, 2012 /

Francis Cardinal George, OMI, has weighed in on the recent Chicago Chick-Fil-A fiasco. Here’s the background: Last week Chicago machine Alderman Proco Moreno (D-1st Ward) threatened to deny Chik fil-A’s zoning application for a restaurant in his ward because the company’s owners actually believe in the sanctity of Christian marriage. Petulant Proco pouted: “If you…

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Obama’s “Accommodation”

By Charles E. Rice / February 12, 2012 /

The February 10th statement of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops noted that President Obama, in revising his health care mandate, “has decided to retain HHS’s nationwide mandate of insurance coverage of sterilization and contraception, including some abortifacients.” His decree “would still mandate that all insurers must include coverage for the objectionable services in…

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The HHS Mandate: Obama Regime Claims the Prerogative of God

By Charles E. Rice / February 5, 2012 /

On January 20, 2012, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius ordered that, effective August 1, 2012, health insurance must cover preventive services including all FDA-approved contraceptive methods, sterilization procedures and patient education and counseling for all women with reproductive capacity, without charging a co-payment, co-insurance or a deductible. “Nonprofit employers,” said Sebelius, “who, based…

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