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June 28, 2012 Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court’s June 28 decision upholding the health reform law makes it even more urgent for Congress to act to fix the law’s “fundamental flaws” on abortion funding, conscience protection and immigrants’ access to health care, the U.S. bishops said.
June 26, 2012 Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In what one observer called “the judicial equivalent of white smoke,” immigration advocates were largely happy with the June 25 Supreme Court ruling that struck down three key provisions of Arizona’s own immigration law.
May 23, 2012 On Monday, May 21, a total of 43 Catholic dioceses, schools and universities, health systems, and charitable organizations filed lawsuits against the federal agencies responsible for the mandate requiring religious institutions and others to provide insurance coverage for activities contrary to their religious convictions.
March 29, 2012 Dear Friends in Christ, In late April, our archdiocese will take up the Catholic Relief Services collection.
March 23, 2012 By Steve Trosley, CT Editor At least 500 people attended a prayer rally in a steady spring rain to protest the HHS Mandate requiring free contraception and sterilization services from all health care insurance plans without religious exemption.
February 16, 2012 The Archdiocese of Cincinnati calls parishes, schools and institutions to a time of prayer for religious liberty as church bells ring at noon on Ash Wednesday, February 22. A suggested prayer is provided below. May the toll of bells unite us in prayer for religious freedom for …
February 13, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Despite the so-called “accommodation” announced by President Obama on Friday, the mandates from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regarding insurance coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception still do not adequately and clearly protect the freedom of conscience …
January 26, 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for all citizens of any faith.