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United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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  • 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,...
  • Cardinal writes to priests prior to election

    Cardinal writes to priests prior to election
    Cardinal Francis George today suggested that priests in the Chicago Archdiocese remind parishioners on Sunday that Catholic social teaching should guide their voting decisions next week. He pointed to statements issued in recent weeks by the U.S....
  • Catholic bishops struggle with message on gay marriage

    Meeting for the first time since voters in Maryland and two other states legalized same-sex marriage, members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Tuesday that they have no plans to soften their position that genuine marriage can occur only...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Wednesday

    WEATHER: Sunny, high near 51. Tonight is expected to be mostly clear, low around 37. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS City moving to overhaul zoning code: The city is working on a far-reaching piece of legislation,...
  • Mississippi votes on “personhood amendment”

     
    ReligionLink reports on the new abortion battleground: states defining the beginning of life at the moment of conception:¬† On Tuesday, Nov. 8, voters in Mississippi will cast ballots on a so-called “personhood amendment” that would define a...
  • Vatican welcomes Episcopal converts to Catholic Church

     
    Episcopal Church members and clergy will be able to join the Roman Catholic Church under a new structure, the equivalent of a diocese, created by Pope Benedict XVI....
  • Catholic bishops oppose contraception ruling; Catholic Democrats favor it

     
    The decision by the federal Health and Human Services to require health insurance plans to cover contraception 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...