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Jul 08, 2013, 16:49 ET

HHS Final Rule Still Requires Action In Congress, By Courts, Says Cardinal Dolan

Rule still divides Church between houses of worship, ministries of service Questions remain for 'accommodated' employers, more analysis...

May 21, 2013, 10:28 ET

Cardinal O'Malley: New Vermont Assisted Suicide Law Reveals Slippery Slope

Cardinal Seán O'Malley of Boston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, warned of an...

Mar 05, 2013, 10:01 ET

Archbishop Lori Welcomes Introduction Of "Health Care Conscience Rights Act"

 On March 4, 2013, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) and 50 other House members introduced H.R. 940, the Health Care Conscience Rights Act of 2013....

Jan 23, 2013, 17:07 ET

Marking The 40th Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade, Thousands To Pray For End To Abortion At National Prayer Vigil For Life

Over 10,000 worshippers, many of them youth from schools around the nation, are expected to gather in the Basilica of the National Shrine of the...

Jan 17, 2013, 13:10 ET

U.S. Bishops Call For 'Nine Days Of Prayer, Penance And Pilgrimage' Surrounding 40th Anniversary Of Roe v. Wade

The U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities urges Catholics nationwide to participate in Nine Days of Prayer, Penance and Pilgrimage,...

Aug 03, 2012, 17:04 ET

Bishops Urge Congress To Act On Religious Liberty Crisis In Health Care Before Year's End

Cardinal DiNardo highlights problems for religious institutions, individuals Sees Administration policy's approach to religious freedom most...

Jul 18, 2012, 16:28 ET

Bishops Welcome Inclusion Of Conscience Provisions In House Appropriations Bill

 The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor/HHS "took a first, urgently needed step toward upholding rights of conscience and religious...

Jun 28, 2012, 14:36 ET

Bishops Renew Plea to Congress and Administration to Repair Affordable Care Act

Supreme Court decision does not address fundamental flaws in the law Legislation still needed to fix conscience, abortion funding,...

Apr 12, 2012, 13:11 ET

Bishops Issue Call to Action to Defend Religious Liberty

Urge strong lay involvement Outline threats to First Freedom at all levels of government and abroad Call upon dioceses to pursue religious...

Oct 14, 2011, 14:20 ET

Bishops' Pro-Life Official Hails House Passage of 'Protect Life Act'

The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed passage in the House of the 'Protect Life Act'...

Oct 12, 2011, 18:40 ET

Catholic Organizations to Congress, Administration: Protect Conscience Rights

Twenty Catholic leaders sign joint statement for reform of health care law HHS mandate harms religious freedom, access to care Leaders of 20...

Aug 01, 2011, 16:41 ET

USCCB: HHS Mandate for Contraceptive and Abortifacient Drugs Violates Conscience Rights

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sharply criticized a new HHS "preventive services" mandate requiring private health plans to cover...

Jul 19, 2011, 18:39 ET

Bishops' Pro-Life Chair Strongly Opposes Recommended Mandate for Birth Control, Sterilization in Private Health Plans

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,...

Jun 16, 2011, 16:24 ET

Bishops Approve Physician-Assisted Suicide Statement; Call on Catholics to Support the Dying, Ensure Their Legal Protection

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) approved a policy statement on physician-assisted suicide at its Spring General Assembly...

Jun 01, 2011, 12:58 ET

Bishops to Vote on Physician-Assisted Suicide Document at Seattle Meeting; Statement Says Practice Does Not Advance Compassion, Choices

The U.S. bishops will debate and vote on a document on physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. The...

May 05, 2011, 17:49 ET

USCCB Welcomes House Passage of 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act'

House took "decisive step" toward protecting life 'No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act' reflects will of the people Conscience protection...

Apr 14, 2011, 13:46 ET

Bishops to Congress: At a Time of Painful Budget Cuts, Defunding Planned Parenthood 'Not One of Those Hard Choices'

In an April 13 letter to the U.S. House of Representatives, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston urged Congress to vote for a resolution to...

Apr 06, 2011, 13:56 ET

Cardinal DiNardo Urges Support for 'Respect for Rights of Conscience Act'

Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops...

Feb 18, 2011, 16:40 ET

USCCB Finds Weakening of Health Care Conscience Rule a 'Disappointment,' Affirms Some Positive Elements

The Obama administration's final rule rescinding important elements of a federal regulation protecting the conscience rights of health care...

Feb 09, 2011, 14:30 ET

Permanent Ban on Abortion Funding Long Overdue, Says USCCB In House Testimony

A permanent ban on abortion funding is long overdue, which is why the U.S. bishops support the No Taxpayer Funding of Abortion Act (H.R. 3), said a...

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