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The Pope Just Threw Shade At Trump In The Classiest Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 02.03.2017 | Home

Pope Francis hasn’t yet directly addressed President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees and immigrants ― but the pontiff is clearly thin...

Catholic Bishops Are Urging Congress To Halt Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home

Catholic bishops in the U.S. have long been some of the staunchest opponents of the Affordable Care Act. But now, they’re urging Congress to delay i...

What's One Thing the Government Shouldn't Do to Human Trafficking Victims?

Brigitte Amiri | Posted 03.29.2016 | Home
Brigitte Amiri

Our government shouldn't give a religious organization millions of dollars if it refused to provide access to reproductive health care, especially when it promised it wouldn't do so. Alas, the government has broken its promise, and that broken promise could harm trafficking victims.

What Pope Francis Can Teach the Presidents of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 09.15.2016 | Home
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

This is not an either/or proposition according to the Holy Father; this is not a question of uprooting the system and starting over. It is about creativity and innovation and opportunity.

'Personhood' by Any Other Name

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 03.16.2015 | Home
Fran Moreland Johns

Is there a disconnect here? Since effective contraception lessens the number of unwanted pregnancies, and thus the number of abortions? Well, yes. But the people playing the Personhood Game simply have their eye on the prize: Fertilized egg wins, woman loses.

How Hobby Lobby Killed Religious Liberty

Jon O'Brien | Posted 09.20.2014 | Home
Jon O'Brien

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is a disaster for women, and we can lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Obama administration.

Retired Archbishop Harry Flynn Can't Remember How He Handled Sex Abuse Cases

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 06.05.2014 | Home

Retired Archbishop Harry Flynn was deposed last month in a lawsuit contending that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Win...

How Many Billion Dollars Did Sex Abuse Cost The U.S. Catholic Church?

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 04.04.2014 | Home

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released their eleventh annual report on the progress of implementing the Charter for the Protection ...

Daily Meditation: Blessed Are The Meek

Posted 03.06.2014 | Home

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Dozens Of Religious Groups Protest Contraception Mandate

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Ann Rodgers | Posted 09.02.2013 | Home

Leaders from the nation's two largest religious bodies -- the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention -- released an interfaith letter cal...

Arthur Delaney

Would Jesus Cut Food Stamps?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.17.2013 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Republican and Democrats sparred this week on where Jesus Christ would stand on food stamps, a federal program that supported 47 million...

Bishops Tell Catholics to Celebrate Holy Week by Attending Anti-Gay March

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
John Becker

Every time I think the U.S. Catholic bishops can't possibly sink any lower into the cesspool of anti-gay bigotry, they find a new way to do exactly that.

Alex Becker

Religious Group Slams Romney For Comments Toward The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Becker | Posted 08.09.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON-- The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), a Catholic faith-based advocacy and civic engagement organization, is strongly criticizing Mitt Romn...

Confessions Of An Ex-Priest: My Flirtation With The U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops

Tom Rastrelli | Posted 02.02.2016 | Home
Tom Rastrelli

The bishops descended. We preached the wonders of St. Mary's. They nodded benevolently. We admired their jeweled pectoral crosses, they our enthusiasm. Some conversed in close proximity with their hands on our elbows or biceps.

Jaweed Kaleem

After Health Care Ruling, Catholic Bishops Urge Flock To Rally For Religious Freedom

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home

Catholic bishops have vowed to continue the fight against what they say is one of the most objectionable outcomes of the health care law that the Supr...

Catholic Voter Video Goes Viral

Posted 04.17.2012 | Home

A video produced by a conservative Florida-based Catholic organization that calls on the flock to vote against politicians who favor same-sex marriage...

Zach Carter

Pacifist Activists Deride Bishops Over Birth Control Coverage

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home

WASHINGTON -- High-profile Republicans and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have decried the Obama administration's new contraception ...

Laura Bassett

GOP Defends Bishops Over Grant For Sex Trafficking Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.01.2011 | Home

House lawmakers sparred bitterly on Thursday over the Obama administration's decision to deny a group of Catholic bishops a lucrative grant because th...

Jaweed Kaleem

New Study Finds A Surprising Number of Religious Lobbyists In Washington, D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

With heated nation-wide arguments in recent years over issues ranging from same-sex marriage to abortion rights, it's no secret that religious organiz...

Catholic Bishops' Dispute With HHS Continues

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 01.05.2012 | Home
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The most memorable line since Richard Nixon's "I am not a crook" has just come out of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): "I'm not trying to get anyone off the hook here."

The ABC Factor At Health and Human Services: Anybody But Catholics

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Trafficking of human beings is one of the great modern-day scandals, but at least until now the U.S. government sought to sincerely address the issue.

The Church's Noblest At Ground Zero

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 10.14.2011 | Home
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

There are times when the church makes you feel proud. Priests' responses to 9/11, 10 years ago, is one of them.

Jaweed Kaleem

Catholic Bishops Change Rules On Sexual Abuse, But Victims Say It's Not Enough

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home

After a scathing grand jury report in March that three-dozen Philadelphia priests were kept in ministry despite "credible" sexual abuse allegations an...

Jaweed Kaleem

WATCH: The Pope Visits The 'Today' Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 08.02.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Speaking for just a few seconds as he greeted television host Matt Lauer on during Thursday's broadcast of NBC's "Today" show, Pope Benedi...

Jaweed Kaleem

Pope and New York Archbishop Will Join Matt Lauer On 'Today' At Vatican

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 07.31.2011 | Home

In its first visit to the papal state since the death of Pope John Paul II, NBC’s "Today" show will broadcast live from Vatican City on Thursday in ...