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Bishops fighting federal health-care contraception coverage rule

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A week after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services told individuals and institutions who oppose contraception “to hell...

HHS rejects religious exemption for contraceptive coverage

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON —- Although Catholic leaders vowed to fight on, the Obama administration has turned down repeated requests from Catholic bishops, hospitals, schools...

Former Episcopal bishop to head new Catholic ‘diocese’

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Pope Benedict XVI has established a U.S. ordinariate for former Anglicans who wish to become Catholics and named a married...

Analysis: Catholic trends in marriage mirror society, but vision is different

Catholic News Service Like the number of marriages among Americans in general, the number of marriages performed in the Catholic Church has been in decline...

Slim majority of married Americans marks all-time low, Pew says

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- With cohabitation, single-person households and single parenthood on the rise, the percentage of Americans who are currently married has reached...

‘Morning- after’ pill won’t be available to girls under 17

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON -- The U.S. bishops' pro-life spokeswoman said she was relieved that the Obama administration has decided not to allow the Plan...

Obama said to seek balance on health plans, religious beliefs

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — A White House spokesman said the Obama administration is working to “strike the right balance between expanding coverage of preventive...

Pro-life New Jersey nurses sue hospital over its policy on abortions

Catholic News Service Confronted with what one called “a choice between our faith and our jobs,” 12 nurses are suing University Hospital in Newark, N.J.,...

Cardinals back post-abortion healing project

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE -- Signaling the importance they gave to the topic, three U.S. cardinals offered a briefing Nov. 14 on efforts to expand...

Penn State scandal shows scope of sex abuse, official says

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE -- The scandal rocking Penn State University shows both the scope of the sex abuse problem and the value of safe...

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