Family Life, Bishops, Pope Francis

November 18, 2011

The Supreme Court and Obamacare

As Catholics and pro-lifers welcome the news that the high court will take up the health-care issue, the future remains murky.

November 16, 2011

Bishops Urge Senate to Stop Funding Abortions, New USCCB Appointments and Anglican Ordinariate News

'At a time when Congress is tempted to reduce even vitally important programs that serve the poorest and neediest people here and abroad, the moral wrong of expanding subsidies for direct violations of human life and dignity is especially egregious,' Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the U.S. bishops’ conference, said in a Nov. 14 letter to senators.

November 11, 2011

Maryland Bishops: Thank God for Religious Liberty

'Everyone has the right to live in accordance with his or her particular religious beliefs,' they stated in recent letter.

November 9, 2011

Parents: Beware the Danger of Peer Orientation

November 8, 2011

German Bishops Publish Porn?

November 4, 2011

Mississippi to Vote on Personhood for Unborn Babies

Election Day vote would protect life from moment of conception, but could it threaten long-term efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade?

November 2, 2011

Bishops Call on Faithful to Oppose Bill That Would Repeal DOMA

The Respect for Marriage Act threatens to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. Legislative debate on the bill will begin in a Senate Judiciary Committee executive business meeting on Nov. 3.

November 1, 2011

Bishops Urge Senate to Reauthorize Religious-Freedom Commission

'Today the mission of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is more important than ever,' said Bishop Howard Hubbard of Albany, N.Y.

October 28, 2011

Bishop Slattery on Prayer, the Mass and New Vocations

Since being appointed bishop of Tulsa, Okla., 18 years ago, he has seen a dramatic rise in the Hispanic population and a drop in the average age of priests.

October 26, 2011

Archbishop Naumann on the Indictment of Bishop Finn

Neighboring bishop, a close collaborator, has questions about the prosecution of the case and its treatment by the media.

October 25, 2011

USCCB to Add Committee on Health Care?

Bishops will vote on the matter at their November meeting.

October 18, 2011

What the Protect Life Act Means for America

Bill passed the House last week by a vote of 251-172. Bishops' spokeswoman: 'By passing the Protect Life Act, the House has taken an important step toward authentic health-care reform that respects the dignity of all, from conception onward.'

October 18, 2011

Pope's Tips for Doing Business

Economic values should support family life, Benedict says.

October 18, 2011

New Ukrainian Prelate Speaks of Hope for Church Unity

Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk discusses his role in fostering ‘unity of action.’

October 17, 2011

HHS Ends Contract With Church Program for Trafficking Victims, Stressing Need for Contraception

A former director of the HHS trafficking program argues that contraceptives may facilitate coercive prostitution.

October 14, 2011

China's Population Control Continues

Nation’s economic clout grows in the face of its 1-child policy and persistent religious persecution.

October 14, 2011

U.S. Bishops and Other Catholic Groups Issue Ad Opposing HHS Mandate

Oct. 11 statement ran in Politico and The Hill in Washington: 'Support access to health care? Protect conscience rights.'

October 14, 2011

Pope Praises St. Ambrose as Model for Civil Servants

Benedict quoted fourth-century bishop at meeting with Italian politicians Oct. 14: 'The establishment of the civil power comes from God as well, so that he who exercises it is, he also is a minister of God.'

October 7, 2011

Archbishop Kurtz on Priestly Vocations, the Rosary, Traditional Marriage

Vice president of the U.S. bishops’ conference places heavy responsibility for defense of marriage on Christian couples.

October 6, 2011

Bishop Zubik: 'The Roman Collar is Not a Bull's Eye'

Pittsburgh’s shepherd defends himself from an accusation of sexual misconduct; district attorney confirms that allegations are not credible

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