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    A woman lays her hands over the names of the first responders next to roses which were placed along the South Pool of the 9/11 National Memorial at the site of the World Trade Center Sept. 10. Today marks the 11th anniversary of the terrorists attacks that claimed

September 7, 2012 Catholic News Service KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Bishop Robert W. Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph was convicted Sept. 6 of one count of failing to report suspected child abuse and acquitted on another count in a brief bench trial.  

August 28, 2012 Catholic News Service DURANGO, Iowa — As summer winds down, vineyards across Iowa are now harvesting this year’s “fruit of the vine.” Despite the worst drought in recent memory, growers foresee a good crop, mostly because grape vines can thrive without much moisture.  

By Father Timothy P. Schehr Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time: Deuteronomy 4:1-8; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-23 Influenza, Ebola, Hepatitis — a list like this can get people looking for the nearest pharmacy.

August 23, 2012 Catholic News Service DENVER — Inside the old Spanish-style building in the middle of a posh downtown neighborhood, clusters of two to four young men and women unpacked their suitcases and exchanged spirited greetings.  

August 30, 2012 Catholic News Service ATLANTA — Because of a generous bequest from Joseph Mitchell, the late nephew of celebrated author Margaret Mitchell, the Atlanta Archdiocese now owns 50 percent of the literary rights to her Pulitzer prize-winning, best-selling novel, “Gone With the Wind.”  

August 16, 2012 Catholic News Service DES MOINES, Iowa — For weeks farmers in southwest Iowa, such as Larry Rayhons of Lenox, have been checking the forecasts and clear skies for the hint at some relief in the form of rain during the worst drought since 1936.  

Gender Discrimination A second area where the 2011 HHS mandate is problematic in terms of public policy concerns claims of gender discrimination. As we saw in the previous section, mandate supporters have argued that excluding contraceptives from prescription drug plans constitutes a violation of both Title VII and the Pregnancy

Preventive Care The third public policy difficulty with the HHS mandate is the assertion that contraception constitutes preventive care.  Mandate supporters have repeatedly stated this claim, one that is succinctly expressed by Sylvia Law: Much of what standard medical practice does, and much of what health insurance pays for, is

Concluding Points Before concluding this section on the public policy difficulties with contraceptive mandates, two final points must be made. The first concerns the possible misleading means by with the HHS mandate came about. The mandate arose from Recommendation 5.5 of the Women’s Preventive Services Committee of the Institute of