USCCB says revised HHS proposal “falls short”

Editor’s note. Last Friday the Obama Administration’s Department of Health and Human Services  offered another patently insincere “accommodation” that, in fact, continues to compel countless employers to purchase health plans that will pay for drugs and procedures to which they are opposed on moral and religious grounds. Today, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops …

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Pro-Lifers refused to be intimidated into silence; USCCB vows “robust” defense of religious liberty

By Dave Andrusko Even though busy chortling that pro-abortion President Barack Obama has been re-elected, the usual suspects understand that there is no chance the Pro-Life Movement will downshift. With the 40th anniversary of Roe around the corner, pro-lifers are gearing up to do more of what we have done in the past, only better, …

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Words of praise and gratitude for the educational work of the USCCB

By Dave Andrusko Editor’s note. If you are not currently receiving NRL News Today in your inbox, you can sign up at www.nrlc.org/join_our_mailing_list.htm While the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has been joined by  the Southern Baptist Convention, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, and the leaders of many other …

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Bishops Begin Hugely Important Two-Day Meeting

By Dave Andrusko Starting on Tuesday, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ administrative committee will hold a two-day meeting at which hugely important issues will be addressed. At the top of the list is the Obama Administration’s outrageous attack on religious liberties. Needless to say, the Bishops are getting a lot of outside advice. In …

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USCCB Head: Let’s legislatively guarantee Religious Freedom

By Dave Andrusko http://twitter.com/daveha Would I love to read the full transcript of an interview that Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), gave the Associated Press Tuesday. But even lacking the full context, there are plenty enough nuggets so you don’t have to dig very far to conclude that …

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Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley Elected Chairman of USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities

By Ernest Ohlhoff National Right to Life Director of Outreach Cardinal Sean O’Malley, OFM Cap., of Boston has been elected as the new chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).  He received 149 votes while Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit received 84 votes.

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Can Anyone But Catholics Apply?

By Dave Andrusko We know (no secret here) that the Obama administration marches to the beat of a pro-abortion drum. That truism notwithstanding, we know that President Obama is bound and determined to portray himself as a centrist, seeking after “common ground.” That’s why an article in this morning’s Washington Post is so important. It …

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USCCB Hails House Passage of Respect Life Act

The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed passage in the House of the ‘Protect Life Act’ (H.R. 358). Sponsored by Rep. Joseph Pitts(R-PA) and Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) and 144 co-sponsors, the Protect Life Act would apply longstanding federal policies on abortion funding, and conscience rights on abortion, …

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Helping to “build a world in which love is stronger than death”: The USCCB Statement Opposing Physician-Assisted Suicide

By Dave Andrusko I ran a brief announcement when the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) announced it was about to debate and vote on a document on physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. However—and this is huge oversight on my part—I never subsequently talked about the document, “To …

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BISHOPS TO VOTE ON PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE DOCUMENT AT SEATTLE MEETING; STATEMENT SAYS PRACTICE DOES NOT ADVANCE COMPASSION, CHOICES

Editor’s note. The following was distributed today by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities WASHINGTON – The U.S. bishops will debate and vote on a document on physician-assisted suicide at their Spring General Assembly, June 15-17, in Seattle. The document, To Live Each Day with Dignity, will be the first …

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Information to Have on Hand the Next Time Congress Debates De-Funding Planned Parenthood

By Dave Andrusko As we look ahead to future battles over federal funding of Planned Parenthood, it’s important to file away excellent analyses of why PPFA should not be a recipient. Here are some of the highlights of a letter sent to the U.S. House of Representatives yesterday by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, chairman of the …

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