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  • In Theory: Does the budget need a dose of morals?

    Religion pervades government in America. It's evident in the debates on abortion, religious freedom, gay rights and a host of other topics. But now a Christian leader is arguing that religion needs to be inserted into the one area where it isn't...
  • Catholic bishops declare 'Fortnight for Freedom'

    Catholic bishops declare 'Fortnight for Freedom'
    In what they call a celebration of liberty — and some see as another round against the Obama administration — Catholic bishops have declared a "Fortnight for Freedom" starting June 21. The nation's bishops are scheduling two weeks of prayers,...
  • Obama announces birth control compromise

    Obama announces birth control compromise
    President Barack Obama announced a compromise Friday in the dispute over whether to require full contraception insurance coverage for female employees at religiously affiliated institutions. Under the new plan, religiously affiliated universities and...
  • White House Defends Compromise on Birth Control

    White House Defends Compromise on Birth Control
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- White House Chief of Staff Jacob Lew stood by the administration's recent policy change on contraception coverage Sunday, arguing the new plan ensures women can keep their "right to preventive care" while religious institutions can...
  • Obama announces contraception compromise

    Obama announces contraception compromise
    President Barack Obama announced a compromise Friday in the dispute over whether to require full contraception insurance coverage for female employees at religiously affiliated institutions. Under the new plan, religiously affiliated universities and...
  • White House sticking to contraception plan

    White House sticking to contraception plan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will not make any more changes to the rule announced last week requiring health insurance plans to provide women with coverage for contraception, although U.S. Catholic bishops have said it violates the...
  • Pope names next bishop of San Diego

    Pope names next bishop of San Diego
    SAN DIEGO -- Cirilo Flores, auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic Church in Orange County, will become bishop in San Diego next year upon the retirement of Bishop Robert Brom, church officials announced Wednesday. Flores, 63, who has been auxiliary...
  • HHS Approves Free Birth Control For Women

    HHS Approves Free Birth Control For Women
    LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new guidelines in Washington Monday requiring health insurance plans beginning on or after August 1, 2012 to cover several women's preventive services, including birth control and...
  • George: Government impinging on religious freedoms regarding contraception

    George: Government impinging on religious freedoms regarding contraception
    Cardinal Francis George weighed in on the controversy over contraceptives in the nation’s health care law earlier today, saying that he was “a little bit dismayed” with President Barack Obama and the regulation that requires...
  • Catholic bishops are waging a campaign of religious fanaticism

    Catholic bishops are waging a campaign of religious fanaticism
    It's been weeks since the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops first denounced a mandate that required preventive care for female employees in Catholic employers' insurance plans. In case you missed it, they said President Barack Obama's rule...
  • Obama Administration Proposes Options On Birth Control Coverage

    Obama Administration Proposes Options On Birth Control Coverage
    The Obama administration moved Friday to further insulate religiously affiliated hospitals and universities from paying for birth control for their female employees if they object to providing the coverage on moral grounds. The new proposal, which...
  • Archbishop Dolan Urges President Obama To Preserve DOMA

    Archbishop Dolan Urges President Obama To Preserve DOMA
    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan sent a letter this week to President Obama on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. In it, he urged the President to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, which defines marriage as the...