June 30, 2014 - Cardinal O’Malley statement on HHS mandate Supreme Court decision*

“We are grateful for the Supreme Court’s decision, which protects conscience rights for private companies and individuals.  While this does not address the full range of challenges the HHS mandate poses for religious organizations, it highlights the importance of focused attention on the need for these organizations not to be forced to choose between their service to American society and adherence to a mandate that violates their principles. 
It is our sincere hope that the Administration will take the necessary action to protect religious organizations' ability to serve the public interest and the guarantee of freedom of religion."