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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...

God Didn't Keep the Apple from Adam: Catholic Bishops Need to Stop Playing Politics With Choice

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Catholic institutions have been mandated by states to provide the access to contraception for years, without any backlash. So why are things different now?

Zach Carter

Pacifist Activists Deride Bishops Over Birth Control Coverage | Zach Carter | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

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

Arthur Delaney

GOP Candidates Out Of Step With Catholic Church On Unemployment | Arthur Delaney | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidates have leaped to the defense of the Roman Catholic Church in its birth-control battle against President...

Open Letter To Archbishop Timothy Dolan: Stop The Partisan Politics

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

There is a double standard where the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is concerned: you'll start a nuclear political war with a pro-choice Democrat but allow a pro-life Republican to get away with anything.

Who Won? We Will

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

It remains to be seen whether the notoriously inefficient and miserly health insurance industry will succeed in making this a seamless experience for women employed at these institutions.

Do Republicans Have Sex?

Ellen R. Shaffer | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics
Ellen R. Shaffer

Members of Congress love to talk about their families. So we should be able to tell whether or not members who say they don't believe that contraception is an essential aspect of health care, especially for women, are likely users of contraception.

Religious Leaders Support White House On Contraceptive Coverage

Rev. Debra Haffner | Posted 04.09.2012 | Religion
Rev. Debra Haffner

Today, I am pleased to be one of 23 national mainstream religious leaders who affirm the White House decision.

Amanda Terkel

Religious Leaders To Obama: Thanks For Pro-Choice Birth Control Decision | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A group of religious organizations Monday thanked President Obama for his administration's recent decision on contraception, hoping t...

HHS "ABC" Rule: Anybody But Catholics Has Religion Freedom

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 03.26.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

This egregious violation of religious freedom marks the first time in our history that the federal government is forcing religious people and groups to ante up for services that violate their consciences.

Will Obama Abandon Women For Bishops?

Angela Bonavoglia | Posted 01.30.2012 | Religion
Angela Bonavoglia

Many women across America are livid at the news that President Obama once again is considering selling women out on reproductive health care to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Mr. President: Catholic Women Use Birth Control, Too

Jon O'Brien | Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Providing no-cost family planning is good public health policy and an important advancement under the Affordable Care Act. But the bishops want to grant a broad refusal clause that will enable them to discriminate against millions of Americans.

25 Years After Historic Statement On Poor, Bishops Quiet On Economic Turmoil

Posted 11.15.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service BALTIMORE (RNS) Twenty-five years ago, as the U.S. faced an economic crisis and a fierce debate over cutting...

Church Is Not Fading, Says Head Of U.S. Catholic Bishops

AP | By RACHEL ZOLL | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion

BALTIMORE -- The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says the church should not be dismissed as an outmoded bureaucracy. Archbishop ...

Daniel Avila: The Catholic Culture Warrior Who Went Too Far

Wayne Besen | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics
Wayne Besen

Unfortunately, for the church, one of its lead cultural warriors took it a bit too far when he ventured from co-belligerence to flat out belligerence.

Bishops' Aide Resigns Over 'Gay Devil' Column

AP | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

BOSTON -- The author of a newspaper column suggesting the devil may be responsible for homosexuality has resigned from his job with the U.S. Conferenc...

Laura Bassett

Catholic Bishops Behind The War On Women | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

A group of men with no real background in law or medicine, but blessed with a strong personal interest in women’s bodies, have quietly influenced al...

Jaweed Kaleem

Most Catholics Don't Know About Changes To Mass, Survey Says | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.19.2011 | Religion

In many ways, Nicky Gautier is a model Roman Catholic. The Charlottesville, Va., resident attends Mass every Sunday, has enrolled her daughter in Cath...

Alex Wagner

White Houe Criticized On Skilled Worker Visa Rules | Alex Wagner | Posted 10.18.2011 | Business

The White House has been dragging its feet on implementing basic administrative reforms that would ameliorate the country's broken immigration system,...

Vatican's U.S. Envoy Dies

Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The Vatican's highest-ranking official in the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi, died Wednesday (...

Jaweed Kaleem

Obama Prays With Pastors Who Tell Him To Protect the Poor | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion

As President Barack Obama and members of Congress continue heated negotiations over the debt ceiling and deficit reduction, a coalition of Christian c...

Dogma vs. Dignity

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics
Barbara Coombs Lee

The choice of how to address suffering in a terminal illness must be the province of dying individuals themselves in consultation with their doctors, families, clergy and conscience.

Wisconsin Dispute Exposes Catholic Split On Unions

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Piet Levy Religion News Service (RNS) The fierce budget battle in Wisconsin that's pitting unions against Republican Gov. Scott Walker has also pi...

Budget Cuts Target The Poor, Faith Groups Say

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald Religion News Service (RNS) Get ready for more undernourished infants, dangerously cold homes and disease-stricken communitie...

Religious Leaders Praise New Obama Policy On Cuba

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Faith leaders with long-term ties to Cuban organizations are hailing a change in White House p...