Should it be illegal for Catholic hospitals to be Catholic?

Should it be illegal for Catholic hospitals to be Catholic?

It’s a tragic case, where a pregnant Michigan woman apparently did not get the best medical care from a Catholic hospital in her crisis. But…

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Makes you think: IRS proposes to restrict (c)(4) politics

Makes you think: IRS proposes to restrict (c)(4) politics

Recently the IRS proposed new rules that are supposed to clarify which kind of political activity is legal for 501(c)(4) organizations. Note that detail: this…

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ENDA and Faith-Based Services

ENDA and Faith-Based Services

Employment Non-Discrimination Act bills, aiming to end discrimination against employees on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity (transgender) have been introduced again this…

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Religious Hiring, Rep. Bobby Scott, and AG Holder

Religious Hiring, Rep. Bobby Scott, and AG Holder

A year ago (June 7, 2012), the House Judiciary Committee held an oversight hearing into the Department of Justice. Among the many questions asked of…

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IRFA President Delivers 2013 Kuyper Lecture at Calvin College

IRFA President Delivers 2013 Kuyper Lecture at Calvin College

IRFA President Stanley Carlson-Thies on April 25 delivered the 2013 Kuyper Lecture at Calvin College. He defended the religious freedom of faith-based service organizations in the context…

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Call for Comments:  Combined Federal Campaign Proposed Regulations

Call for Comments: Combined Federal Campaign Proposed Regulations

New regulations for the Combined Federal Campaign have now been officially proposed in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, and comments can be submitted through June…

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Supreme Court: Oral Argument About Speech Restrictions on Grantees

Supreme Court: Oral Argument About Speech Restrictions on Grantees

Yesterday the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the difficult case, USAID v.Alliance for Open Society. The case involves the federal program to combat HIV-AIDS overseas. Congress designed…

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Chipping Away at RFRA

Chipping Away at RFRA

The immigration “deal” cooked up by the gang of eight Senators and the resulting bill is destined for attack from all sides, given the difficulty of reconciling…

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Supreme Court Case: Can Government Require Private Groups to Support Its Views?

Supreme Court Case: Can Government Require Private Groups to Support Its Views?

If Congress decides that the best way to fight HIV/AIDS overseas is to work to reduce risky sexual behavior, not just to provide treatment to…

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Why So Much Religious Freedom Action in the States?

Why So Much Religious Freedom Action in the States?

If you scan the right sources, the headlines have been full of such stories lately: * The Kentucky legislature “overwhelmingly” overrode the governor’s veto of HB 279,…

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