The New York state-based Fidelis refuses to cover a range of reproductive health services that conflict with directives from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, including abortion, sterilization, and most forms of birth control. The post How a Catholic Insurer Built a Birth Control Obstacle Course in New York appeared first on Rewire.
Catholic bishops in the U.S. have long been some of the staunchest opponents of the Affordable Care Act. But now, they’re urging Congress to delay its repeal. Bishop Frank J. Dewane, head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ committee...Show More Summary
In response, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops urged churches to make the holiday Monday a "day of prayer" in solidarity with immigrants and their families and reiterated support for immigrants, regardless of legal status. In...Show More Summary
The Catholic Church in Rwanda has formally apologized for the role it played in the country’s genocide of 22 years ago, in which around 800,000 people were killed in just 100 days. A statement by the Conference of Catholic Bishops was...Show More Summary
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez — a native of Mexico, an American citizen and a supporter of immigration reform — was elected vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday. The first Latino to hold the position, he begins his three-year term just a week after the country...
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops elected a new president who has a strong commitment to the sanctity of life on Tuesday. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, leader of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston in Texas, was elected to a three-year term as president of the bishops’ organization, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The bishops also elected Cardinal […]
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops are urging President-elect Donald Trump to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said serving and welcoming people fleeing … Click to Contin...
Archbishop Joseph E Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has released a statement blasting top campaign staffers for Hilary Clinton for bashing Catholic voters. Clinton has not repudiated the comments from her top staffers. Show More Summary
In Michigan, the Catholic Church and religious health-care workers have won a small victory for conscience rights. A federal court last week rejected an ACLU lawsuit against the United States Conference of Catholics Bishops (USCCB),Show More Summary
Two chairmen representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) have released an official statement in response to President Barack Obama’s “transgender bathroom” decree. The new guidance was issued by the country’s Department...Show More Summary
Richard Doerflinger, who served for more than 30 years as the chief pro-life strategist for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, retired last week and set off for the west coast. He assures his many friends and admirers that he will remain involved in the abortion and bioethics debates from a distance—consulting on state and federal legislation. Show More Summary
Religious directives, written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, forbid doctors at Catholic facilities from providing birth control and performing common reproductive health procedures. The post 41,000 Doctors to Join Lawsuit Against Catholic Hospital Over Denial of Care appeared first on Rewire.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops released this powerful video explaining and defending the right of all people to freedom of religion. “Countries that have religious freedom are also more likely to have freedom of the press, freedom for women, free speech…they travel together because all of them are about whether truth matters at [...]
Opposing the nomination of Merrick B. Garland to the Supreme Court, the American Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed Senator Mitch McConnell's plan to refuse to consider the Obama nominee. "Garland's appointment would radically alter...Show More Summary
The ACLU has filed suit to obtain records about federal funds toward the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) because it will not recommend abortions to human trafficking victims. In a statement about the lawsuit, the ACLU admits that it takes issue with the USCCB for having the practices it does “because of its […]
The upcoming historic meeting between Pope Francis and head of the Russian Orthodox Church Kirill is a major step in the relationship of the two churches, US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) spokesperson Don Clemmer told Sputn...
Calls to ban Muslims from America stem from "hatred and suspicion," the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said.
1. An ecumenical plea to John Kerry: Pope Francis has called ISIS’ crimes against Christians by their proper name: “genocide.” The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Christian leaders in the Middle East have done so as well. WeShow More Summary
The United State Conference of Catholic Bishops is coming together this week to rewrite the Catholic Church's voters' guide, and they are using the opportunity to take a stand against LGBT people and same-sex marriage.
BALTIMORE — Msgr. Ronny Jenkins, the outgoing general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, looked out at the 240 bishops gathered in Baltimore, a deep feeling of gratitude in his heart. His years with the conference, the last five as general secretary, were enriching and rewarding, he told the bishops Nov. 17 during their […]