While the Green and Hahn families of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods prepare for their Supreme Court challenge, more Catholic groups are pressing forward for their religious freedom rights.
Washington D.C., Mar 12, 2014 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In one of the largest collective lawsuits against the federal HHS mandate, the Catholic Benefit Association, representing more than 200 Catholic employers and more than 19,000 employees nationwide, has filed a suit on the grounds that the measure compels the violation of Catholic teachings.
The association’s employers are “united and committed in their defense of their first amendment right to give witness to their Catholic faith through their ministries and businesses by providing life-affirming employee health care coverage that is consistent with Catholic teaching,” the Archdiocese of Baltimore said March 12.
The benefit association’s employers include Catholic dioceses, around 1,000 parishes, non-profits and Catholic-owned for-profit businesses. Its membership is open to Catholic religious congregations, Catholic medical facilities, and Catholic universities.
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