Month: February 2012

Religious Freedom Bill Passes Kansas House Judiciary Committee

February 21, 2012 Yesterday the House Judiciary Committee approved a state Religious Freedom Restoration Act that would protect the religious liberties of Kansans of faith.  The Kansas Catholic Conference testified on behalf of the bill at a hearing last week, as did Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer.  The legislation now awaits consideration by the full House of Representatives.

Six More Things Everyone Should Know About the HHS Mandate

February 13, 2012 The US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ blog came out with further analysis of the recent changes made to the Obama Administration’s “contraceptive mandate.”  Take a look at “Six More Things Everyone Should Know About the HHS Mandate.” Also, please visit the Kansas Catholic Conference Religious Liberty webpage where you can take action against the contraceptive mandate.

President’s Changes to HHS Mandate Insufficient

February 11, 2012 Yesterday President Obama outlined changes to the controversial “contraceptive mandate.”  The details of the new policy are not exactly clear, but it does appear to still be the case that the religious individuals and employers will be required to comply with a policy that violates their consciences. It seems clear that the …

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BREAKING NEWS: President Revises Contraceptive Mandate

February 10, 2012 President Obama today held a press conference announcing changes to the highly controversial “contraceptive mandate” promulgated by his administration.  The details of the new policy are unclear, though it appears that significant problems remain and that individuals and institutions will still be required to finance products and procedures that violate their consciences. …

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Catholic Conference Speaks to Moral Issues at Stake in Tax Reform

February 8, 2012 The Kansas Catholic Conference offered testimony today addressing the moral principles that should be adhered to as the Legislatures considers the many tax reform proposals before it.  Governor Brownback has proposed a significant overhaul of Kansas’ income tax code, which would include the elimination of most tax credits and a lowering of …

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