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Catholic Hospitals Break Ranks On Contraception Mandate

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.10.2013 | Religion

(RNS) The organization representing Catholic hospitals across the country says it no longer objects to the Obama administration’s mandate that all e...

Laura Bassett

Catholic Bishops Find Birth Control 'Inexpensive' | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of their intensely focused effort to repeal the Obama administration's new contraception coverage policy, the U.S. Conference of...

Bishop Hopes To Restart White House Contraception Talks

Posted 03.13.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service Bridgeport, Conn. (RNS) The Catholic bishop leading the push against the White House's contraception mandate...

Laura Bassett

Catholic Leadership Splinters Over Obama Birth Control Compromise | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.16.2012 | Politics

When President Barack Obama first announced the federal rule requiring most faith-based employers to pay for contraception health coverage, most Roman...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.12.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, I used my vast storehouse of football knowledge (i.e., almost none) to correctly predict that the Giants would beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. I did not, however, predict that supermodel Gisele Bundchen would make headlines with her expletive-laden tirade blaming hubby Tom Brady's teammates for the loss. I also failed to predict the Catholic Bishops' forcing the president into overtime in Birth Control Bowl MMXII, or Rick Santorum's trifecta on Tuesday night (is it time to officially downgrade Romney from inevitable GOP nominee to evitable GOP nominee?). Elsewhere, President Obama abandoned his previous denunciation of outside money (in the wake of the Citizens United ruling he had called super PACs a "threat to our democracy") and joined the super PAC parade -- a decision his campaign defended as a necessary evil, but which many viewed as just another example of this White House's willingness to waver. Even on "threats to our democracy."

Laura Bassett

Dem Lawmaker Blames Catholic Bishops For 'Confusion' | Laura Bassett | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Diana DeGette, co-chair of the Congressional Pro Choice Caucus, said that at least three of her progressive colleagues, whom she de...

Laura Bassett

Obama Stands Up To Religious Groups On Birth Control | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

In a long-anticipated decision that will affect millions of women's ability to pay for contraception, the Obama administration announced on Friday tha...