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Baltimore Mass Opens ‘Fortnight For Freedom’

Baltimore’s archbishop will open the Catholic church’s religious liberty effort with a Mass at the city’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption.

06/21/2012

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D.C. Archdiocese Joins Suits Over Birth Control Rule

New federal health care rules that require church-affiliated employers to cover birth control for workers violate First Amendment free speech guarantees, the Archdiocese of Washington said Monday in announcing it was joining a series of suits nationwide against the mandate.

05/21/2012

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Appeals Court In Va. Hears Md. Free Speech Claims Over Signs At Pregnancy Centers

A federal appeals court heard arguments Friday on whether it’s unconstitutional for two Maryland communities to require anti-abortion pregnancy counseling centers to post signs stating that they do not provide medical services.

03/23/2012

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Md. Woman: Priest Refused To Give Me Communion Because I’m Gay

A Maryland woman says a priest refused her communion during her mother’s funeral. She alleges the priest had an issue with her sexual orientation.

02/29/2012

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Md. Looks For Compromise As The Catholic Church & White House Battle Over Birth Control

Contraception controversy. A showdown between the White House and the Catholic Church is heating up over the president’s mandate to make birth control free.

02/10/2012

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Baltimore Catholic Leaders Outraged Over Mandated Birth Control Coverage Plans

Catholic leaders are outraged. New federal health care mandates say religious organizations must include birth control coverage in their health plans. But the leader of Baltimore Catholics says that will never happen.

02/08/2012

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Historic Baltimore Church To Have New Owners

The Archdiocese of Baltimore is preparing to sell the second-oldest Catholic church in Baltimore.

01/28/2012

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Church Asks Priest Charged With Indecent Exposure To Get Psychiatric Evaluation

There’s new insight into a sex scandal involving a local Catholic priest. He faces indecent exposure charges after police found him partially naked in an adult store.

01/24/2012

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Pregnancy Center Disclaimer Cases Postponed

Arguments have been postponed in two cases in which Maryland anti-abortion pregnancy counseling centers claim that government ordinances requiring them to post certain disclaimers infringe on their constitutional rights.

12/06/2011

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Clergy Called To Support Tougher Laws In Wake Of Penn State Scandal

In light of the recent Penn State scandal, sex abuse victims are calling for action. In Baltimore, they took on the Catholic Church. Protesters urged the clergy to support tougher laws for people who don’t report sexual abuse.

11/15/2011

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Bishops Say Government Eroding Religious Liberty

U.S. Roman Catholic bishops vowed Monday to defend their religious liberty in the face of growing acceptance of gay marriage and what they called attempts by secularists to marginalize faith.

11/15/2011

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Head Of U.S. Catholic Bishops: Church Is Not Fading

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says the church should not be dismissed as an outmoded bureaucracy.

11/14/2011

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