Press Release

Nun’s Network fights for religious freedom from HHS mandate Media Advisory: EWTN Hearing on February 4th

Media Contact

Ryan Colby 202-349-7219

Additional Information

Washington, D.C. – Founded by cloistered nuns, Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)’s religious freedom case will be heard on February 4th (see video). Becket represents EWTN, which is being forced to either violate its faith or pay millions in IRS fines. On July 1, 2014, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals took the rare step of granting emergency relief to EWTN. A Catholic network whose sole purpose is to spread the word of God, EWTN must fight for the right to remain faithful to the very religious message it advances.

Senior Counsel Lori Windham, Becket
Michael P. Warsaw, Chairman and CEO of Eternal Word Television Network

Oral Argument in EWTN v. Burwell

February 4, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.

11th Circuit Court of Appeals
56 Forsyth Street, N.W.
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

For more information or to arrange an interview with a Becket attorney, please contact Melinda Skea at or 202.349.7224.


Becket is a non-profit, public-interest law firm dedicated to protecting the free expression of all religious traditions. For over 20 years, it has defended clients of all faiths, includingBuddhists, Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Native Americans, Sikhs, and Zoroastrians. Its recent cases include three major Supreme Court victories: the 9-0 win in Holt v. Hobbs, protecting the rights of religious minorities, the landmark ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, and the 9-0 ruling in Hosanna-Tabor v. EEOC, which The Wall Street Journal called one of “the most important religious liberty cases in a half century.”