Bishops: Federal Budget Should Affirm Human Life

The USCCB said today that the federal budget should affirm human life and dignity, put the needy first, and reflect shared responsibility to promote the common good.

Senate Vote To Set Aside Conscience Act Marks Chance To Build Bipartisan Support, Seek Judicial Remedies For Religious Freedom

The Senate’s 51-48 vote March 1 to table the bipartisan Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (S. 1467), sponsored by Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) and 37 other senators, impels the Church to strengthen its resolve to support religious freedom.

Bishop Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin Offers Lenten Tools and Reflections

Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), offers “10 Things to Remember for Lent” as the Church prepares to begin the season with Ash Wednesday on February 22:

Cardinal DiNardo Urges Senate Support of Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

The Catholic bishops of the United States have long supported the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” (S. 1467), now sponsored by Senator Roy Blunt with 36 other Senators.

Cardinal Sean launches Physician-Assisted Suicide Education Campaign

Campaign launched on Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes and World Day of the Sick.

Bishops Renew Call to Legislative Action on Religious Liberty

Regulatory changes limited and unclear
Rescission of mandate only complete solution
Continue urging passage of Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

White House Misrepresents Its Own Contraceptive Mandate

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following response to the February 2 post on the White House blog:

Cardinal Releases Letter to Faithful on HHS Mandate

Cardinal Sean has released the following letter to the faithful regarding the recent Dept. of Health and Human Services Ruling:

United States Bishops Vow to Fight HHS Edict

“In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences,” said Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.