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Church leaders welcome leaked HHS draft lifting contraceptive mandate

Catholic News Service   WASHINGTON -- A leaked draft rule from the Department of Health and Human Services exempting religious groups from the contraceptive mandate of...

Bishops seek revised health care law that’s ‘affordable and comprehensive’ —...

WASHINGTON — Calling health care “a vital concern for nearly every person in the country,” the U.S. Catholic bishops said March 8 they will...

Executive order missing? No religious freedom action from Trump yet

Catholic News Service WASHINGTON — Talk of President Donald Trump possibly signing an executive order on religious freedom, which drew both criticism and praise, has...

U.S. bishops call for solidarity with Middle East victims of violence,...

WASHINGTON — Christians and all people in the Middle East need the solidarity of the U.S. Catholic Church, said the chairmen of three committees...

Bishops troubled: Trump retains policy banning bias based on basis of...

WASHINGTON — The chairmen of two bishops’ committees expressed disappointment Feb. 1 over President Donald Trump’s decision to retain a 2014 executive order by...

New Baltimore auxiliary bishops offer thanks to clergy and families

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Following their Jan. 19 episcopal ordination Mass at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, new Auxiliary Bishops Adam J. Parker...

Mount St. Mary’s seminarian from Kansas believed drowned after saving a...

WICHITA, Kan. — Brian Bergkamp, a seminarian from the Diocese of Wichita who was studying at a Maryland seminary, is believed dead after saving...

Fortnight for Freedom: Martyrs’ relics linked to today’s threats to...

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori linked urgent matters of “immigration, marriage and the church's teaching on sexuality” to a pair...

Baltimore Mass June 21 to open U.S. bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom

WASHINGTON — "Witnesses to Freedom" is the theme of the U.S. bishops’ fifth annual Fortnight for Freedom, which opens June 21, the vigil of...

Catholics join efforts to heal, move forward in Baltimore

Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — As the city cleaned up after a night of riots, looting and fires following the funeral of Freddie Gray, Archbishop...

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