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How Hobby Lobby Killed Religious Liberty

Jon O'Brien | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 05.14.2013 | Gay Voices
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 | Politics

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 10.01.2012 | Gay Voices
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 | 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...

Catholic Voter Video Goes Viral

Posted 04.17.2012 | Religion

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 | Politics

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 | Politics

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 | Religion

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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 | Religion

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 ...

Catholic Bishops’ Attack On Book Concerns Scholars

nytimes.com | PAUL VITELLO | Posted 06.12.2011 | Books

Is God male? The Old Testament uses the masculine pronoun to describe him. Jesus refers to the divinity as Father. So does that make the creator a mas...

The Spiritually Viral Hunger Fast

Jim Wallis | Posted 06.08.2011 | Religion
Jim Wallis

The hunger fast for a moral budget has gone spiritually viral. Ten days ago, we announced that the budget debate had become a moral crisis. We now have more than 30,000 participants and are still growing.

Bart Stupak: I Don't Listen To Nuns

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

In interviews Wednesday, Bart Stupak (D-Mich.) revealed a great deal about himself, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, politics and the internal workings of our "pro-choice" Democratic party.

Connie Saltonstall, Pro-Choice Candidate, Launches Primary Challenge Against Stupak

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

Connie Saltonstall, the former county commissioner from Kent County, Michigan is mounting a primary challenge against Bart Stupak. She describes her stance on abortion as "without a doubt pro-choice."