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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Hispanics strengthen Catholic Church

    Hispanics strengthen Catholic Church
    At St. James Cathedral Chapel in downtown Orlando, Celidat Teixaira was among the Hispanic parishioners attending Monday's midday Mass. "When you love God, it doesn't matter who's around you," said Teixaira, who immigrated to Central Florida from Peru...