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Catholic Contraception

Women and Men

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

'Our religion, laws, customs, are all founded on the belief that woman was made for man.' - Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Letter to Susan B. Anthony, [June ...

Jaweed Kaleem

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

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

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...

Biden: First Version Of Contraception Law Was 'Screwed Up'

Benjamin Hart | Posted 03.01.2012 | Politics

Speaking at Iowa State University on Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden told students that the first version of the Obama administration's recently an...

Freedom Of And From Religion

Bill Moyers | Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion
Bill Moyers

Here we are once again, arguing over how to honor religious liberty without it becoming the liberty to impose on others moral beliefs they don't share. Our practical solution is the one Barack Obama embraced the other day.

Would Jesus Dispense Contraceptive Pills?

Carol Howard Merritt | Posted 04.14.2012 | Religion
Carol Howard Merritt

This week reminded me of the story of the woman who had been bleeding for 12 years. She maneuvered through the crowd that swarmed Jesus, reached for the hem of his garment, and was healed.

Open Letter To Archbishop Timothy Dolan: Stop The Partisan Politics

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

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.

White House Fires Shot At Romney

AP | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is taking on GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney over his criticism of President Barack Obama's birth control coverage ...

Majority Of Catholics Support White House Contraception Mandate

Posted 02.07.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) A majority of Americans, including Catholics, believe that employers should be required to provide hea...

Hope For BC At BC?

Daniela Ramirez | Posted 04.08.2012 | Religion
Daniela Ramirez

I went to Boston College, a highly regarded university with a strong tradition as a Jesuit institution. I was pleased with my undergraduate education, but I still lament that my alma mater denies students access to contraceptive services through its health system.

Marco Rubio Talks 'Unplanned' Children

Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) gave a lighthearted personal anecdote this week amid a broader rebuke of the Obama administration's decision to disallow rel...

Catholics Rally Against Obama Contraception Mandate

Posted 01.30.2012 | Religion

By Rick Jervis USA Today NEW ORLEANS (RNS) From Maine to Arizona to southern Louisiana, Catholic churches across the country echoed with scorn for...

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.

Condom Activists Push Debate At Catholic World Youth Day

Posted 10.16.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson c. 2011 Religion News Service (RNS) Sending a small band of young people to talk about condoms at World Youth Day, the triennial C...

The Vatican's Unsupportable Logic

Edward Flattau | Posted 08.06.2011 | Religion
Edward Flattau

There is strained logic, to put it mildly, in the statement that condom use will increase rather than reduce the spread of AIDS