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U.S. bishops promote 2nd annual March for Marriage

by Dustin Siggins WASHINGTON, D.C., April 9, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) -- The annual March for Marriage in Washington, DC has a prominent new backer: the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). In a letter sent on April 7, Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco…

Sex Abuse Scandals Cost US Catholic Church Nearly $3 Billion Over 8 Years

Sexual abuse scandals have cost the U.S. Catholic Church nearly $3 billion over an eight year period; and according to a report released by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops last month, the scourge has not gone away.

Kenyan bishops fear tetanus vaccine campaign is aimed to sterilize women

by Thaddeus Baklinski NAIROBI, Kenya, April 1, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops is demanding answers about a national tetanus vaccine campaign that they say is suspiciously like campaigns run in other countries where a birth control agent was covertly mixed in. Run by the World Health…

US Conference of Catholic Bishops to Hold Mass on US-Mexico Border to Pray for Immigration Reform

A group from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' Committee will walk along the Arizona-Mexico border Tuesday to remember the deaths of migrants in the U.S. desert and to pray for immigration reform.

Catholic Bishops Push for Amnesty, Urge Dept. of Homeland Security to Ease Deportations

Even though assertions that President Barack Obama is the "deporter in chief" are being debunked by multiple reports, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is pushing the Department of Homeland Security to ease deportations...Show More Summary

Morning Plum: Pressure mounts on Obama over deportations

This week, the moral case for immigration reform made by evangelical and other religious groups is likely to draw national attention. That’s because key figures from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops are set to tour the border in Nopales, Arizona, and hold mass for those who have died crossing the border — highlighting Congress’ […]

Rev. Martin Luther King’s Position on Family Planning.

In response to this week’s story on contraceptive use and the positions of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, a subscriber commented, “To write anti-Catholic bigotry like this, do you still have to formally join the Ku Klux Klan, or do you just get an automatic honorary membership once the column is published?” You can [...]

USCCB backs bill barring federal gvmt from circumventing state marriage laws

by Colin Kerr SAN FRANCISCO, CA, March 4, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has added its endorsement to Sen. Ted Cruz’s bill requiring the federal government to respect pro-marriage laws at the state level. “Marriage needs to be preserved and strengthened,…

U.S. bishops’ president asks for Ash Wednesday prayers for Ukraine

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. Catholics stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as their country struggles with political tensions, said a statement from the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky., said in the March 4 statement that the U.S. bishops, “together with tens of millions […]

Pass Immigration Reform This Year, Catholic and Evangelical Leaders Ask Congress

Leaders from the Evangelical Immigration Table and U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops joined in a letter to Congress asking for passage of a bill this year that fixes the immigration system.

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

2 months agoLGBT / 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...

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

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

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

4 months 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

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