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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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  • Prop. 8 opponents rejoice

    Orange County opponents of Proposition 8 planned to celebrate Wednesday evening while those who supported the voter-approved ban on gay marriage vowed to continue fighting. A scheduled rally at Sasscer Park across from the federal courthouse in Santa...
  • Is secularism a threat to religious freedom?

    Q. A Mormon leader recently made a speech, in which he claimed religious freedom in America is under assault from secularization and a growing gay rights movement. In his speech, Elder Dallin H. Oaks warned of “an alarming trajectory of events...
  • 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...
  • Catholic bishops silent on issues affecting poor

    When it comes to certain political issues, there's no group more vocal today than the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. They are quick to speak out. And they make sure you know where they stand. No doubt about it. On abortion, Catholic bishops are...
  • Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry

    Review of 'Render Unto Rome: The Secret Life of Money in the Catholic Church' by Jason Berry
    What does a church do when faced with potentially having to pay billions of dollars in damages to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of its clergy? As Jason Berry documents so well in his compelling new book, "Render Unto Rome," the Catholic Church's...
  • Survey: U.S. Catholics going to church less frequently

    Survey: U.S. Catholics going to church less frequently
    A new survey paints a picture of a less-strict American Catholic community, with 86% of respondents stating they believe a Catholic "can disagree with aspects of church teachings and still remain loyal to the church." Among the most devout, older...
  • Second Mile CEO steps down; Paterno's name stripped from Big Ten trophy

    Second Mile CEO steps down; Paterno's name stripped from Big Ten trophy
    Healing may have begun at Penn State University, but the pain isn't over yet. On Monday, the longtime CEO of a children's charity founded by disgraced former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky announced his resignation, and the Big Ten...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • New bishop named for Joliet diocese

    New bishop named for Joliet diocese
    An Ohio native, Roman Catholic Bishop Daniel Conlon expected to stay in the small town of Steubenville until the day he died. He even chose a cemetery plot there. But when the request came from Pope Benedict XVI to become the new bishop of Joliet -- a...
  • Bishops and basketball: Wager set by bishops in Miami and Dallas

    Bishops and basketball: Wager set by bishops in Miami and Dallas
    The taste of victory is either stone crab or barbecue flavored. While the Heat and the Mavericks fought on the basketball court last night, a friendly battle of bishops simmered in the background: a wager between Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami and...