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  • Notre Dame, catholic groups sue over federal contraception mandate

    Notre Dame, catholic groups sue over federal contraception mandate
    The University of Notre Dame and "a diverse group of plaintiffs" filed lawsuits Monday challenging the federal mandate that religious employers offer health insurance that includes coverage of contraceptives and birth control services, Notre Dame...
  • 'We have to work together'

    'We have to work together'
    Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with the Rev. David Toups, incoming rector at St. Vincent de PaulMajor Seminary, near Boynton Beach. Q: What's the one most mistaken impression about priests? A:...
  • 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,...
  • Catholic bishops to expand post-abortion counseling

    Catholic bishops to expand post-abortion counseling
    BALTIMORE (Reuters) - U.S. Catholic bishops plan to expand efforts to provide professional and spiritual counseling to women who have had abortions and to their families. Officials announced the plan on Tuesday at a meeting of 300 bishops gathered for...
  • 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 hasĀ 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...
  • 'Golden Compass' loses its religion

    It's become an article of faith among many Americans that Hollywood hates God. So it's not really surprising that, hoping for big box-office returns this holiday season, New Line Pictures decided to mute the religious content in its $180-million...