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March 5, 2012

'Authentic Teachers' of the Faith

In light of the recent HHS mandate debate, March 11 issue editorial on the bishops' authority to speak for the Church.

February 29, 2012

'We Are Crossing the Rubicon': House Tackles HHS Mandate Threat

Bishop Lori, legal and policy experts raise concerns; a representative of the Institute of Medicine defends the federal rule.

February 27, 2012

Cardinal Dolan Joins Protest Over 'Unacceptable' Attack on Religious Liberty

500 signatures are now on Becket Fund for Religious Liberty's petition campaign to protect Americans' First Amendment rights.

February 10, 2012

U.S. Bishops to White House: 'Rescission of Mandate Only Solution'

While critics dismiss the president's move as an election-year ploy, the Catholic Health Association’s Sister Carol Keehan and Planned Parenthood applaud the modification.

February 9, 2012

Bishops Were Not Invited to White House HHS Discussions

Bishop William Lori: "No one from the administration has approached the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops for discussions on this matter of a possible ‘compromise.’"

February 8, 2012

Christian and Religious Leaders Also Oppose HHS Mandate

Said a Lutheran leader: 'We would be in a very bad way without the Catholics standing up.'

February 7, 2012

160-Plus Bishops Speak Out Against HHS Mandate

More USCCB statements and USA Today editorial add to action alerts and letters from Catholic shepherds to counter administration's violation of Church beliefs and conscience rights. Updated from Feb. 6.

February 1, 2012

Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua Dies at 88

The Philadelphia archbishop was instrumental in implementing the new Code of Canon Law, serving on the Pro-Life Activities Committee and in immigration services.

January 31, 2012

Rubio Introduces Bill to Protect Church Organizations Against Obama's Mandate

HHS contraceptive requirement, with narrow exemption, 'tells us a lot about the administration's overreach in all parts of our lives,' Florida senator says.

January 29, 2012

NEW VIDEO: Dolan Sharply Criticizes HHS Decision

January 23, 2012

Youth Lead March for Life 2012

Church leaders and politicians join young people at the Washington event calling for an overturn of Roe v. Wade. Speakers target HHS contraceptive mandate.

January 20, 2012

HHS Secretary Sebelius: Church Groups Must Provide Contraception

‘We have a year to figure out how to violate our conscience,’ says Cardinal-designate Dolan. All options on the table

December 15, 2011

B16 to Bankers: Promote Life, Solidarity, Subsidiarity, and the Common Good, and much more!

The Best in Catholic Blogging

December 9, 2011

Evangelicals and Religious Liberty

As some ask why Catholics seem to be the only ones fighting for religious freedom, a high-profile theological group prepares to issue statement in early 2012.

December 6, 2011

Ad Targets Obama on Religious-Liberty Issues

Catholic Vote TV spot seeks to influence direction of Health and Human Services mandate.

December 2, 2011

House Investigates HHS Decision to Deny Grants to Bishops' Anti-Trafficking Program

Congressional hearing started Dec. 1.

November 29, 2011

Defending Religious Liberty and the Good

Dec. 4 issue editorial.

November 29, 2011

Kathleen Sebelius' Gruesome Moral Calculus

Health and Human Services policy may be furthering the exploitation of sex-trafficked women.

November 28, 2011

Will U.S. Religious Freedom Commission Continue?

Congress votes to keep commission through Dec. 16. But what about after that?

November 24, 2011

Feasts and Famines

How a look Eastward can make Americans more thankful — and vigilant

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