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US Conference of Catholic Bishops

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 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...