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L.A. bishop: Religious exemption in health law not constitutional

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The contraceptive mandate in the new health reform law is constitutional but the religious exemption to it represents an unconstitutional...

Washington Letter: Supreme Court gets the health reform law

Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Although there are no specifically Catholic issues under consideration when the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments March 26-28...

Bishop Lori cites ‘absurd’ effects of HHS contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty went before Congress again Feb. 28 to urge...

Analysis: Facts lost in the myths surrounding HHS contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service Exaggerations and misrepresentations about the Department of Health and Human Services' contraceptive mandate have been appearing in White House “fact sheets” and...

Cardinal DiNardo asks Senate to pass conscience protection bill

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Pro-Life Activities called on members of the U.S. Senate Feb. 15 to...

New books offer spiritual reading options during Lent

Catholic News Service Here’s a selection of recent releases that might be suitable for your spiritual reading during Lent, which begins Feb. 22: • “The Essentials...

Bishops reject Obama compromise on health insurance mandate

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — In an move that appears unlikely to end the controversy over a federal mandate that all health insurance plans include...

Chief of Army chaplains didn’t want letter on HHS mandates read...

WASHINGTON — A directive from the U.S. Army chief of chaplains that a letter opposing the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate not be read from...

Q&A: Episcopal bishop turned Catholic priest discusses new challenges

Catholic News Service Father Jeffrey N. Steenson is finding that there are a lot of new roads to travel and new questions to resolve since...

Catholic doctors wonder how federal mandate will affect their practice

Catholic News Service Whether they are just starting out or nearing the end of their careers, Catholics who want to practice medicine in conformity with...

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