Archdiocese of Washington Expresses Support for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods in Cases against HHS Mandate

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

HYATTSVILLE, Md. – The Archdiocese of Washington expresses support for Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties, as the U.S. Supreme Court, hears oral arguments in their cases today. The Archdiocese of Washington hopes the Court will rightfully find that religious liberty consists not only of freedom to worship but also freedom to exercise’s one’s faith in the public square.  The freedom of religion, our first freedom, must extend to all aspects of our lives, including our work.

For additional information, please see the amicus brief filed in support of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, accessible online at

The Archdiocese of Washington is home to over 620,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 96 Catholic schools, located in Washington, D.C., and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.

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