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In Michigan, a Small but Meaningful Victory for Conscience Rights

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

Bishops Denounce Obama’s Transgender Bathroom Decree As It Contradicts View Of Pope Francis

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

A Toast To Rich Doerflinger

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

41,000 Doctors to Join Lawsuit Against Catholic Hospital Over Denial of Care

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.

[VIDEO] The Right to Religious Freedom

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 [...]

Catholic Bishops Oppose Garland

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

ACLU Sues Catholic Group That Doesn’t Push Abortions on Sex Trafficking Victims

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 […]

Catholic Bishop: We Must Stand Up for Persecuted Atheists All Over the World

Well, I'll be damned.Bishop Declan Lang, the chair of the UK-based Catholic BishopsConference Department for International Affairs, has gone on record asking fellow Catholics to defend persecuted atheists. Seriously. Referring to atheists...Show More Summary

Germany 'Needs Reduction of Refugees,' Says Country's Catholic Leader

Germany has to reduce the influx of refugees, a previous supporter of the open door policy, chief German Catholic and chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx said.

Meeting of Catholic Pope, Russian Patriarch ‘Significant Development’

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...

Top Catholic Bishop: It’s Time to Stop Forcing Christians to Promote and Perform Abortions

The president of the U.S. Catholic Bishops Conference said pro-lifers should be unrelenting in their call for the government to expand conscience protections for people and groups that oppose abortion. The New Boston Post reports that...Show More Summary

Banning Muslims Rhetoric Stems From 'Hatred and Suspicion,' US Catholic Bishops Declare

Calls to ban Muslims from America stem from "hatred and suspicion," the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said.

Eleven Things that Caught My Eye Today (Dec. 7, 2015)

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

Bishops Warn Catholic Voters Not To Support Pro-Equality Candidates, Label Same-Sex Marriage “Intrinsic Evil”

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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.

Bishops Urge Decarbonizing the World's Energy Systems, Really?

Catholic bishops from around the world issued an appeal last month to the upcoming UN climate conference in Paris for a "complete decarbonization by mid-century" of the world's energy systems.

Msgr. Jenkins filled with gratitude as he ends term as USCCB general secretary

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 […]

US Bishops president vows to fight for religious liberty

Religious liberty was a recurrent theme at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Fall General Assembly.

American Catholic Bishops Vow to Welcome Refugees Despite Republicans' Warnings

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has vowed church outreach programs to refugees will continue operating despite politicians calling for America's borders to be closed off.

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