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  • Catholic bishops oppose contraception ruling; Catholic Democrats favor it

     
    The decision by the federal Health and Human Services to require health insurance plans to covercontraception and sterilization has drawn opposite reactions from Catholics. The Catholic bishops issued a statement of opposition to the requirement...
  • Philadelphia cardinal Bevilacqua dies; tenure marred by sex abuse

     
    Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, former head of the Philadelphia archdiocese, was accused during his 15-year tenure of ignoring sexual abuse of children by hundreds of priests. Bevilacqua died Tuesday night....
  • Obama, Cathoics, contraception and the “Hawaiian option”

     
    Religion News Service blogger David Gibson writes about a compromise President Barack Obama is offering after infuriating Catholic leaders with a health insurance mandate that covers contraception, even for religious organizations opposed to condoms and...
  • Late Night: Jon Stewart rips Catholic church over birth control

     
    Jon Stewart has some harsh words for the Catholic church and Rick Santorum....
  • Rick 'Cafeteria' Santorum

     
    Juan Cole's list of the Top Ten Catholic Teachings Santorum Rejects while Obsessing about Birth Control Interesting to see how progressive/liberal the Catholic heirarchy is in many areas. For example, as ThinkProgress notes: Pope Benedict XVI has called...
  • A Long, Red-Faced Rant on This Contraception Horseshit

     
    Here I am reporting to you from what I guess must be the Fifteenth Century, where apparently a mysoginistic cabal of old white men in the Vatican can tell American women that they must allow every sperm a chance to conceive in their womb. Obama caved...
  • Catholic bishops debate assisted suicide

     
    The Catholic bishops of the United Stateswill debate and vote on a statement opposingphysician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. The document, To Live Each Day with Dignity, will be the first statement on...
  • New iPhone app helps Catholics through confession

     
    Playing with an iPhone in church used to be like napping during a sermon. But now, with a new app, the device could become the “perfect aid for every penitent.” So says Little iApps. The company recently released Confession: A......
  • Confession: There’s an app for that

     
    With the advent of Lent comes an app for Catholics that allows them to prepare for confession anywhere, any time, any how with their iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. “Designed to be used in the confessional, this app is the perfect aid for every...
  • U.S. bishops condemn nun's book on spiritual seeking, 'Quest for the Living God'

     
    U.S. bishops condemn nun's book on spiritual seeking. Can she appeal to a higher power?...
  • Catholic bishops say they don’t support efforts to repeal health care law

     
    The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said this week that it does not support efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, according to Religion News Service. The bishops group said they instead will concentrate their efforts on trying to fix what they...
  • Faith leaders publish letter defending traditional marriage

     
    “The Protection of Marriage: A Shared Commitment” is an open letter signed by religious leaders of different faith communities throughout the United States that expresses a shared commitment to protecting marriage as the union of one man and...