Catholic Social Teaching

November 27, 2013

Doctor Warns That HHS Mandate Puts Religious Identity at Risk

Head of U.S. Catholic health-care system addresses urgent concerns.

July 25, 2013

Lawyer Brothers Sue to Overturn HHS’ Contraception Mandate

Michael and Shaun Willis are the latest to file a lawsuit alleging the federal government has violated their constitutional right to religious freedom.

July 9, 2013

Saintly Inspiration: Lejeune Foundation Reports Progress

The U.S. foundation, named in honor of Servant of God Dr. Jérôme Lejeune, seeks funds to advance its mission of helping people with Down syndrome.

June 25, 2013

Archbishop Gomez Says Immigration Tests America's Identity

L.A.'s shepherd says: 'Immigration reform offers us a special moment as a nation.'

June 4, 2013

Pope Francis’ ‘Economic Examination of Conscience’

The Holy Father on faith and the marketplace.

May 16, 2013

Bangladesh Tragedy Sparks Catholic Calls for Clothing Retail Accountability

Justice for oppressed foreign workers is an issue that U.S. importers have a moral obligation to address, Catholic economics experts suggest.

March 8, 2013

The Key to Catholic Social Teaching

March 1, 2013

As Sequester Looms, Catholics Consider the Best Response

The U.S. bishops direct attention on the need to preserve the social safety net, but others suggest additional options merit consideration.

February 13, 2013

Standing With Our Brothers and Sisters

COMMENTARY: As President Obama and Congress focus on immigration reform, Catholics have an opportunity to assist in fixing the current flawed system.

February 6, 2013

States Block Insurance Abortion Coverage as Reality of HHS Mandate Grows

And more states will follow, says the staff counsel for Americans United for Life.

February 6, 2013

Legal Scholar Deplores Media Confusion Over HHS Mandate

December 14, 2012

Catholics See Two Sides to Michigan’s New Union Limits

Some Catholic commentators warn that the law puts workers’ rights at risk, while others say the bill reflects workers’ individual choices.

November 14, 2012

Vatican Conference to Examine Catholic Identity in Health Care

Participating Church leaders and health-care professionals will focus on sanctity-of-life issues and compassionate and palliative care.

October 31, 2012

Campaign 2012 — What Voting Means

The voting booth isn’t the confessional. But like the confessional, it should be entered after serious moral reflection and prayer.

August 15, 2012

Paul Ryan’s Bishop Defends Him Amid Attacks on His Application of Church Teaching

Madison, Wis., Bishop Robert Morlino says he’s not endorsing Ryan, but upholds the candidate’s reputation as a serious Catholic committed to applying Church social doctrine.

August 11, 2012

Paul Ryan, Catholic Who Looks to Church's Social Teaching, Tapped as Romney Running Mate

Wisconsin congressman cheered by some as strong pro-lifer, criticized by others as wanting to reduce deficit ‘on the backs of the poor.’

July 13, 2012

Nuns on the Bus' Media Stunt Detracts From Bishops' Fortnight for Freedom

NEWS ANALYSIS

May 30, 2012

Bishops Defend Legal Strategy as HHS Mandate Emerges as Election-Year Issue

In the wake of 43 Catholic groups filing legal challenges, media coverage targets internal tensions over strategy.

May 10, 2012

At Georgetown, Most Professors Critical of Ryan Fail to Sign Letter Protesting Sebelius Visit

Patrick Deneen gets signature of one colleague, but no response from nearly 90 others.

May 4, 2012

Rep. Ryan: 'We Have Pursued Solidarity but Abused Subsidiarity'

In an exclusive interview, the chairman of the House Budget Committee defends his interpretation of Catholic social teaching.

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