The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in San Francisco heard oral arguments Oct. 19 in a lawsuit that aims to overturn a 2017 federal regulation expanding the exemption to the federal contraceptive mandate to include the Little Sisters of the Poor and other religious employers.
The Little Sisters of the Poor celebrated their 150th anniversary of coming to the United States with a Mass of thanksgiving April 9 at St. Nicholas of Tolentine, Jamaica.
The Little Sisters of the Poor are heading back to court to defend themselves against lawsuits by the states of California and Pennsylvania to take away the Little Sisters’ religious exemption from the new Health and Human Services rule.
This week’s Tablet TALK features a feast in Mill Basin, invitations to Sheepshead Bay boat cruise and enjoy an elegant luncheon in Queens Village, a Whitestone welcome for special-needs families and much more.
The Little Sisters have spent the last several years in the limelight due to our Supreme Court case over the HHS contraceptive mandate. We have received valuable support and encouragement from many sources.
This year, the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens is proud to honor 72 sisters and brothers who have collectively given 3,315 years of service to the Church and the people of God. Brief bios, photos and more are included in this special supplement of The Tablet.
Religious sisters in the Diocese of Brooklyn and Queens celebrating significant anniversaries in religious life were recognized at a Jubilee Mass and dinner with Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio at the Immaculate Conception Center, Douglaston, May 21.
A leaked draft rule from the Department of Health and Human Services exempting religious groups from the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act was welcomed by church officials and attorneys representing the Little Sisters of the Poor, one group that challenged the mandate at the U.S. Supreme Court.
This week’s Tablet TALK highlights ballroom dancing students in Forest Hills, an art show fundraiser for Haiti, an upcoming benefit for Mercy Home and much more.
This week’s Tablet TALK features a pumpkin giveaway in Bayside, breast cancer awareness at a Rockaway Beach school, an upcoming and exclusive film event in Bay Ridge and more.