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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 01.04.2012 | Gay 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Head of Catholic Bishops Conference Backs Culture Warrior Bill Donohue

Chris Korzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Korzen

Up until now, it's been easy to dismiss Donohue and the Catholic League as a faith-based fringe movement. But Archbishop Timothy Dolan's recent comments are cause for much deeper concern.

Bishops Defy Tradition, Elect N.Y. Archbishop As President

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service BALTIMORE (RNS) In a dramatic break with tradition, U.S. Catholic bishops on Tuesday (Nov. 16) elected New York...

Catholic Bishops Defend Opposition To Health Care Reform

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service BALTIMORE (RNS) The outgoing head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops vigorously defended the bishops' o...

Will the Real Catholic Bishops Please Stand up?

Chris Korzen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Chris Korzen

The fact remains that when it comes to promoting the interests of the poor, Democratic leaders advance the teachings of the church to a far greater extent than their Republican counterparts.

Five Myths About The Catholic Vote In Election 2010

Jon O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

As the election nears, many news outlets are repeating misinformation about what Catholics believe and what they can and should do when it comes to voting. The reality is that Catholic teachings and the views of Catholics are not closely aligned with the political priorities of the bishops.

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Control

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Weekly Pulse: The Religious Right vs. Birth Controlby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Does health care reform's promise of preventive car...

It's National Healthcare Decisions Day - do you know if your decisions will be honored?

Barbara Coombs Lee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Coombs Lee

Compassion & Choices, the nation's largest and oldest nonprofit organization working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life, today marke...

Studies Find Patterns Of Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2002 commissioned a series of surveys and studies on the roots of the clergy sex abuse crisis from the John...

Why Does Congress Allow a Pedophilia-ridden Church to Control Women's Rights?

Jodi Jacobson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jodi Jacobson

This article was originally published by RH Reality Check If you are, like me, confused about the answer to this question, please raise your hand.......

Bishops Defend Opposition To Health Care Reform, Urge Changes

Religion News Service | By Kevin Eckstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kevin Eckstrom Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) Saying their opposition to health care reform was "misinterpreted, misunderstood and misused...

Catholic Bishops Leave Civil Rights Group After Kagan Endorsement

Religion News Service | By Daniel Burke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The U.S. Catholic bishops withdrew from a national civil rights coalition on Wednesday (May 19...

What "Pro-Life" Really Means

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andy Ostroy

Finally, a logical, practical interpretation from some in the religious community of what it truly means to be "pro-life." Kudos to the Leadership Conference of Women Religious.