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Nigerian archbishop: Church will not compromise its moral teachings to placate Western elite

by Thaddeus Baklinski JOS, Nigeria, February 14, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria says the Catholic Church's position on sexual ethics and the defense of life cannot be compromised to placate Western governments, and said critics of Catholic moral teaching are…

Five Religious Faiths File 42-Page Brief Supporting Gay Marriage Bans in Utah and Oklahoma

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, National Association of Evangelicals, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention and Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod filed a 42-page amicus...

Catholic Church spokesman in Papua New Guinea welcomes population growth

by Thaddeus Baklinski PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, February 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A spokesman for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands said that an increase in population, far from being a "nightmare," could mean social and economic growth for the country. "[Papua…

Archbishop: I’m joining March for Life for my brother with Down syndrome

by John-Henry Westen Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, posted on his blog yesterday the reasons why he is planning to join the Washington DC March for Life this coming Wednesday, January 22. He said: "We march in memory of those lost to abortion. "We march for the voiceless…

Catholic Leaders Urge Senate to Increase Minimum Wage

Leaders of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and Catholic Charities USA are urging the Senate to increase the minimum wage. In a news release Wednesday, the USCCB announced that Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami, chairman of the U.S. Show More Summary

German bishops will give Communion to those ‘remarried’ outside Church despite Vatican’s opposition

by Colin Kerr FREIBURG, Germany, January 7, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The president of the German bishopsconference says the conference will press forward with their plan to begin distributing Communion to Catholics who have ‘remarried’ outside the Church after a divorce, despite the judgment of

New U.S. Catholic bishops president to Obama: grant us relief from HHS mandate fines

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., January 2, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The newly elected President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has penned a letter asking President Obama exempt religious institutions from having to pay crippling fines for not following the HHS mandate’s requirement…

ACLU tackles US Catholic bishops over abortion

by James S. Cole December 17, 2013 (MercatorNet) - The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a young Michigan woman against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and certain individuals associated with a Catholic hospital in Muskegon, Michigan. The lawsuit seeks damages and a declaration…

ACLU lawsuit highlights growing dangers for women at Catholic hospitals

Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed what at first blush seems like a very unusual lawsuit against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). Her life jeopardized by the refusal of MercyShow More Summary

Med-mal meets Culture War: ACLU sues bishops over abortion policy

2 years agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

“The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal action against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, alleging that its ethical guidelines given to Catholic hospitals resulted in negligent care for a miscarrying woman.” The suit, in the name of a Muskegon, Mich. Show More Summary

Let Catholic Hospitals Be Catholic

At first glance, the recently filed ACLU lawsuit against the United State Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) looks more like a publicity stunt than a legitimate lawsuit. The suit was filed in a federal district court in MichiganShow More Summary

Catholic Bishops Sued by ACLU for Not Allowing Abortion in Catholic Hospital

Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, responded Friday to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union alleging that Catholic health directives encourage poor treatment of pregnant women by not allowing abortion.

Wash. Times Misleads On ACLU Lawsuit Against United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops

Washington Times columnist Robert Knight falsely claimed that a lawsuit of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is an assault on religion that is trying to "force Catholic hospitals to perform abortions." In fact, if the complaint...Show More Summary

U.S. Catholic Bishops Sued After Hospital Turns Away a Woman Miscarrying

2 years agoNews : Truthdig

Though Pope Francis has done quite a bit in recent months to better the image of the church, Catholic hospitals are hellbent on destroying it. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops,...Show More Summary

ACLU sues U.S. bishops over policy forbidding Catholic hospitals from doing abortions

by Dustin Siggins DETROIT, MI, December 3, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – On Monday, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) opened a new front in the culture wars with a lawsuit against the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) alleging that the USCCB’s directives prohibiting abortions in…

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

2 years agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

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

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