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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...


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,...


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...