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  • O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage

    O'Brien says Archdiocese of Baltimore won't offer birth control coverage
    Cardinal-designate Edwin F. O'Brien said in a strongly worded letter that the Archdiocese of Baltimore will not comply with federal law requiring churches to offer birth control coverage even it means dropping health insurance for its 3,500 employees....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amid birth control debate, Obama sending delegation to watch O'Brien become a cardinal

    President Barack Obama is sending a presidential delegation to the Holy See this weekend to watch the elevation of Archbishop Edwin F. O’Brien and another American to cardinal, the White House said Thursday. Both O’Brien, spiritual leader...
  • 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 Church: We need comprehensive immigration reform, not 'Secure Communities' program

    The recent article about the expansion into Baltimore of the Department of Homeland Security's program to crackdown on illegal immigrants ("Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks," Feb. 26) makes clear the need for real immigration reform....
  • 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...
  • Cardinal Dolan Sues 3 Obama Cabinet Members

    Cardinal Dolan Sues 3 Obama Cabinet Members
    The Archdiocese of New York, joined by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against three Cabinet officials in the Obama administration. It was the first, legal salvo in the feud over insurance funding for birth...