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Tamesha Means v. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

[Content Note: War on agency; loss of wanted pregnancy; medical malfeasance; Christian supremacy.]If you haven't heard of the case of Tamesha Means v. United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, here is some background care of the ACLU:Tamesha was only 18 weeks pregnant when her water broke prematurely. Show More Summary

Michigan Woman Sues Catholic Bishops Over Religious Hospital Directives

The ACLU is suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and a Catholic hospital in Michigan, on behalf of a woman who says she was forced to endure a painful miscarriage at a Catholic hospital was never presented with the option to terminate her pregnancy. Show More Summary

ACLU Suing Catholic Bishops Over Their Pro-Life Views

The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), claiming that their pro-life...

A woman who was denied treatment when she miscarried is suing the Catholic Bishops

In a first of its kind lawsuit, a Michigan woman is suing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops after a Catholic hospital refused to properly treat her when she miscarried. MSNBC reports: In what is believed to be the first lawsuit of its kind, the American Civil Liberties Union is suing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and [...]

Painted Into a Corner, Catholic Bishops May Have Found a Way to Comply with the HHS Contraception Mandate

Earlier in November, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) held its annual fall meeting, after which it released a Special Message that has raised some a few eyebrows. Why? Well, it just might hold the key to letting...Show More Summary

“Open Your Hearts to Life” Video Honors Pope Francis’ Pro-Life Outreach

The U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops has produced a new video honoring the pro-life spirit and mission Pope Francis has had thus far since becoming the leader of the Catholic Church. “Open Your Hearts to Life! Pope Francis reaches out to the weakest and most vulnerable — “masterpieces of God’s creation” — in his Day […]

Farewell, Cardinal Dolan! It's Been Terrible!

[CN: anti-agency, rape culture, rhetoric of political and religious violence] Cardinal Timothy Dolan, aka my BFF, has ended his term as president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. In his final address to that body, he left 'em laughing with the astonishing observation that perhaps U.S. Show More Summary

US BishopsConference appoints new chairman for Catholic Relief Services

by Patrick B. Craine BALTIMORE, November 19, 2013 ( - The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has appointed a new chairman of the board for Catholic Relief Services. The appointmet comes at the same time as the organization grapples with its funding policies in the wake of revelations that it has…

Giving, Receiving, Protecting, Celebrating Life with the New President of the U.S. Catholic BishopsConference

The new president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. He was vice president under Cardinal Dolan and represents a continuity in leadership that yesterday’s message only confirmed.He’s...Show More Summary

-US Catholic Bishops Reaffirm Their Opposition to the HHS Contraceptive Mandate

The Conference of US Catholic Bishops reaffirmed their opposition to the Obama administration’s HHS Contraceptive Mandate. Here’s the story from the National Catholic Reporter: The U.S. bishops on Wednesday reaffirmed their opposition...Show More Summary

US Conference Of Catholic Bishops Have A 'Special Message' For Obama: 'We Will Not Comply'

The nation’s Catholic bishops are adding to the president's headaches over his signature legislative achievement. They have made it clear that they have no intention of complying with the HHS mandate in ObamaCare that compels groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions. Show More Summary

U.S. Bishops vow to continue fight against HHS mandate to “protect religious freedom”

by Patrick B. Craine BALTIMORE, November 13, 2013 ( – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have promised to continue their fight against President Obama’s HHS mandate, which takes effect Jan. 1st, issuing a “special message” Wednesday at their annual General Assembly in…

Catholic Bishops: We Will Not Comply With the “Coercive” HHS Abortion Mandate

In November 2012 the US Conference of Catholic Bishops vowed not to obey Obama’s abortion mandate. Today the US bishops released a statement once again condemning the HHS “coercive” abortion mandate. Life News reported: The nation’s Catholic bishops have a … Continue reading ?

U.S. Bishops Elect New President

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville to succeed Cardinal Timothy Dolan as the bishops’ next president on Tuesday morning. Kurtz, 67, currently serves as the USCCB vice-president. Show More Summary

New Catholic Bishops President Created Pro-Life Blessings for Unborn Children

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops today elected Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville as its next president. Kurtz is strongly pro-life and was behind a pro-life blessing for unborn children the Vatican adopted in March 2012. Kurtz, 67, has served as the conference vice president of the bishopsconference since 2010 and he was […]

Catholic Bishops Revise Training Manual for 'Particularly Vulnerable' LGBT Youth In Government Migrant Programs

The Migration and Refugee Services (MRS) of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has revised and expanded its training to workers in federally-funded refugee resettlement programs to “address the needs of particularly...Show More Summary

Cardinal Dolan: 'Great Moral Urgency' to Pass Immigration Reform

In a November 7th letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), said that immigration reform is “a matter of great moral urgency that cannot waitShow More Summary

Gene Robinson: 'Jesus Must Be So Embarrassed' About Religious-Based Opposition to ENDA

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Gay retired Episcopal Bishop Gene Robinson rips religious-based opposition to the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in a piece in the Huffington Post: For instance, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is vigorously opposing ENDA, asserting that their right to discriminate...

Top Catholic Bishop Urges House to Act on Immigration Bill

(WASHINGTON) — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops is pressuring the House to act on immigration legislation before the end of the year, calling the issue “a matter of great moral urgency” that cannot wait. Cardinal...Show More Summary

Pope Wants Your Thoughts on Gay Marriage

The Vatican has issued a request to national bishops' conferences worldwide ahead of a synod next year: Tell us what your region thinks about contraception, divorce, same-sex marriage, and other social issues. The National Catholic Reporter calls the questionnaire a "wide-ranging poll of Catholics," though the Vatican has disputed that...

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