News from u.s. conference of catholic bishops, secretariat for pro-life activities A wide array of domestic and global news stories; news topics include politics / government, business, technology, religion, sports/entertainment, science/nature, and health/lifestyle. Articles that appear in this section may be written in English or other languages, as well.

May 06, 2009, 15:50 ET

Bishops Urge Catholics to Contact Congress and NIH: Oppose Destructive Stem Cell Research

Proposed NIH guidelines divorce stem cell research from ethical foundation Innocent humans treated as commodities for body parts Bishops call...

Apr 24, 2009, 13:33 ET

Cardinal Rigali Praises House Re-Introduction of 'Pregnant Women Support Act,' Urges Co-Sponsorship

"Pregnant women need our assistance now so that abortion is not promoted to them as their only choice" Cardinal Rigali, chair of the Committee on...

Apr 23, 2009, 18:02 ET

Pro-Life Spokeswoman Objects to FDA Approval of 'Morning-After Pill' for Minors Without Prescription

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced late on April 22 that it has expanded over-the-counter access to the morning-after pill,...

Apr 21, 2009, 13:02 ET

Cardinal Rigali Criticizes Draft NIH Guidelines for Destructive Stem Cell Research

For first time, federal tax dollars will be used to encourage destruction of living embryonic human beings "Suffering patients and their...

Apr 08, 2009, 17:27 ET

New Poll Shows Strong Support for Conscience Rights in Health Care

A nationwide poll conducted on March 23-25 found that 87 percent of adults surveyed believe it is important to "make sure that healthcare...

Mar 09, 2009, 17:47 ET

Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cells 'A Sad Victory of Politics Over Science and Ethics,' Says Cardinal Rigali

Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, today called President Obama's...

Feb 05, 2009, 16:57 ET

Cardinal Rigali to Congress: Keep Existing Pro-Life Laws

Writing as chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Cardinal Justin Rigali sent a letter on February 5...

Feb 05, 2009, 16:41 ET

Massive Nationwide Pro-Life Postcard Campaign Underway

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has launched a national postcard campaign urging Congress to maintain widely-supported pro-life...