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  • Catholic bishops meet in Bellevue to discuss clergy sex abuse

    Catholic bishops meet in Bellevue to discuss clergy sex abuse
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops opened their spring meeting Wednesday with votes planned on revising the church's policy on protecting children from clergy sex abuse, and on a statement opposing physician-assisted suicide. More than 300 clergy...
  • 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...
  • Catholic non-profits oppose federal rule on birth control

    Area Catholic colleges and other religious-based employers are considering their options in the wake of a federal order that they must provide birth-control coverage to women employees by Aug. 1, 2013. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services...
  • 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...
  • Local religious leaders pleased with contraception compromise

    Local religious leaders pleased with contraception compromise
    SOUTH BEND – President Obama announced a health insurance reform plan at midday Friday to appease Catholic church and religious-affiliated employers opposed to birth control use. Local religious leaders said the president's resolution is a step in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Has the Catholic hierarchy really committed to root out abusive priests?

    The headline on the website of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reads like good news: "Child Protection Audits Find Nearly All Dioceses Compliant." What they were complying with, as the accompanying press release explained, was a set of zero-...
  • 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...
  • Letters to the editor

    Obama at Notre Dame Re “Catholicism and politics,” editorial, April 1 The Times makes a poor case against well-founded Catholic criticism of Notre Dame's decision to invite President Obama to speak at graduation. A commencement speaker...