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Apr 08, 2016, 11:01 ET No One Is Practicing What the Catholic Hierarchy Preaches

The release of Pope Francis' Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love) today speaks to Catholicism's greatest secret: there is an immense chasm...


Feb 15, 2016, 13:15 ET Catholics for Choice: Pope and Patriarch Misrepresent the True Meaning of Secularism and Seek to Impose their Beliefs on Others

 On his way to Mexico, Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic church, met with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill for the first time since the...


Feb 10, 2016, 14:47 ET Católicas y católicos piden al papa Francisco actuar ya, con respeto a la conciencia y los derechos reproductivos de las mujeres de América Latina

Justo antes de la visita papal a México, Catholics for Choice transmitirá al papa Francisco un mensaje urgente sobre la epidemia del...


Feb 10, 2016, 11:47 ET Catholics to Pope Francis: Act Now and Respect the Consciences and Reproductive Rights of Women in Latin America

In advance of the papal visit to Mexico, Catholics for Choice will deliver an urgent message to Pope Francis about the Zika epidemic in...


Sep 28, 2015, 09:49 ET Catholic State Leaders Urge Congress to Take a Stand on Planned Parenthood

Today, over 60 Catholic state leaders and legislators from 25 states banded together in a full-page back-cover ad in the Washington...


Sep 24, 2015, 16:06 ET What Will Pope Francis Say at the UN?

Tomorrow, Pope Francis will address the General Assembly of the United Nations. Will he arrive with a pastoral message or a political one? Will he...


Sep 23, 2015, 13:52 ET Pope Francis' Remarks at the White House: A Possible Preview of His Message to Congress?

Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, reflects on Pope Francis' address at the White House: It's disappointing, but not surprising, that...


Sep 22, 2015, 17:34 ET Catholics for Choice on Pope Francis' Upcoming Address to Congress

As President Obama, Congress and the United Nations await Pope Francis' arrival, many of us wonder, "What will Pope Francis say?" Today in The...


Sep 01, 2015, 12:06 ET Catholics for Choice on Francis' Statement on Abortion and What Catholic Women Really Want

Once again, Pope Francis practices what he preaches in his statement today about women and abortion. Francis has announced that priests have the...


Jul 23, 2015, 11:12 ET In Advance of Obama Visit, Kenyan Government Agents Tear Down Billboard

In response to President Obama's visit to Kenya next week, we were informed that agents of the Kenyan government tore down—without...


Jun 22, 2015, 10:36 ET New Campaign Calls Out Bishops for Their Crusade to Discriminate

Catholics for Choice launched a campaign on the front cover wraparound of the Washington Post Express that points a finger at Catholic bishops for...


May 13, 2015, 15:31 ET Cruel Bill Plays Politics with Women's Health and Lives: Why Catholics Reject 20-Week Ban

 After a failed attempt in January, Congress is at it again—representatives scheduled a vote on HR 36, a bill that would ban abortion...


Mar 30, 2015, 15:08 ET Faith Organizations Urge President Obama to End Helms Amendment

 Today, Catholics for Choice joined 30 other faith-based organizations in a letter to President Obama, urging him to take immediate action and...


Feb 11, 2015, 18:40 ET Catholics Call on Pope Francis to Open Crèche at the Vatican

Today, in light of Pope Francis' comments that he believes "not having children is a selfish choice," Catholics for Choice suggests that the pope,...


Nov 05, 2014, 17:43 ET Catholics Unite to Defeat Colorado Personhood Ballot Measure

Catholics in Colorado joined their neighbors, friends and family in defeating a ballot measure that would have banned abortion in all circumstances...


Oct 21, 2014, 15:25 ET Catholics in Colorado: The Bishops Don't Speak for Us

  Colorado Catholics are speaking out against a harsh ballot measure that would ban abortion in all circumstances and limit contraception and...


May 23, 2014, 15:48 ET Catholic Leader Calls Out False Dichotomy in Abortion Polling

 "The latest Gallup polling on abortion portrays a false dichotomy between 'prochoice' and 'prolife,'" said Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics...


Mar 25, 2014, 12:00 ET More than 40 Coalition for Liberty & Justice Member Organizations Urge Supreme Court to Reject Challenges to Contraceptive Coverage

As the Supreme Court begins to hear arguments from Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp., 44 members of the Coalition...


Nov 26, 2013, 17:00 ET Pope Francis Exposes His Weak Spot on Women

Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, released the following statement about Pope Francis' Apostolic Exhortation, Evangelii...


Nov 26, 2013, 15:00 ET Catholics Respond to Supreme Court Hearings on Affordable Care Act

Today, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear two challenges to the contraceptive coverage requirement in the Affordable Care Act. (For details of the...


Nov 20, 2013, 10:19 ET Catholics Play Major Role in Defeat of Albuquerque Antiabortion Ballot Measure

Catholics in Albuquerque joined their neighbors, friends and fellow residents in defeating a ballot measure that would have banned abortion in the...


Sep 30, 2013, 11:46 ET Catholics for Choice: Bishops' Hardline Restrictions Written into Government Shutdown Deal

The bishops and their radical allies in Congress showed that they are willing to go to any lengths in their latest gambit in the culture...


Jul 09, 2013, 15:14 ET Catholics in Texas Are Prochoice

Catholics in Texas expressed their opposition to SB 1 and HB 2, bills that will limit abortion access across the state, leaving only five abortion...


Jul 02, 2013, 18:48 ET Catholic Leader Rejects US Bishops' Orwellian Interpretation of Religious Freedom

Jon O'Brien, president of Catholics for Choice, rejected the Open Letter issued by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and its...


Jun 28, 2013, 15:49 ET Catholics for Choice: "Obama Administration Caves to Ultraconservative Religious Leaders"

The following is a statement from Catholics for Choice:  "The Obama administration has once again listened to the bishops instead of to...