Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chair of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Ad Hoc Committtee for Religious Liberty, speaks at a news conference Tuesday (July 2) at the National Press Club in Washington. He helped spearhead an open letter by faith leaders who consider the Obama administration’s contraception mandate a threat to religious freedom. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chair of the U.S. Catholic bishops’ Ad Hoc Committtee for Religious Liberty, speaks at a news conference Tuesday (July 2) at the National Press Club in Washington. He helped spearhead an open letter by faith leaders who consider the Obama administration’s contraception mandate a threat to religious freedom. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks