Who’s Telling the Truth?

After last night’s vice presidential debate in which current Vice President Joe Biden vehemently asserted that the HHS Mandate will in no way require Catholics to compromise their beliefs, the USCCB rapidly responded with a forcefully worded Press Release. Here is the bulk of that statement, setting the record straight: Last night, the following statement was made […]

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Our First, Most Cherished Liberty

In response to the recent threats to religious freedom in our nation, the USCCB has released a document detailing specific threats and exhorting the faithful to fight against these measures. The document, “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty,” first outlines the necessity of religious freedom, explaining that America has always fought […]

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USCCB on the Komen Foundation

    Just days ago, it was announced that the Susan G. Komen for the Cure had restructured its grant criteria in a way that would effectively defund Planned Parenthood. But Planned Parenthood was not about to let anyone escape without exacting retribution. Under sustained assault by Planned Parenthood and its allies in the media, […]

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As the signature dries…

As President Obama signed the healthcare bill into law, the USCCB released a statement from Cardinal Francis George, president of the USCCB. A few highlights: Why the bishops support reform of our healthcare system: “so that all may have access to the care that recognizes and affirms their human dignity.” Why the Catholic bishops have […]

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Action Alert on Healthcare Reform

Bishops across the United States have been voicing their opposition to healthcare reform that funds abortion and that doesn’t protect the conscience rights of healthcare providers–such as the bills before Congress right now. The USCCB wants to get that message into every parish in America. American Papist alerts us to an urgent message from the […]

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On FOCA: From the Bishops

Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop of Chicago and president of the USCCB, made a strong statement to President-elect Obama and the recently elected members of Congress. The statement was written “at the request and direction of all the Bishops” and was released at the close of their fall meeting. He offers the bishops’ congratulations to our […]

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Blessing for Babies in the Womb

Here’s a neat piece of news from the U.S. bishops’ fall meeting: They have approved a blessing service for children in the womb. Catholic News Service reports: To fill a gap in existing prayer books, the U.S. bishops Nov. 11 overwhelmingly approved a liturgical service in English and Spanish for blessing children in the womb. […]

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Fighting FOCA

The Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA; S. 1173, H.R. 1964) is again before Congress, and the results of Tuesday’s elections greatly increase the probability that FOCA will become law. Our president-elect, Barack Obama, has promised to sign FOCA. We need to make sure that he doesn’t have the chance. The USCCB’s FOCA Fact Sheet (PDF […]

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