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Roe a matter of religious liberty

Forty years after abortion was made legal by the momentous Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, women’s access to … Continued

Vatican official calls for stronger protection for conscientious objection

VATICAN CITY — A senior Vatican official on Tuesday (April 17) called for stronger protection for conscientious objection for both … Continued

Why women need secularism

Jason Getz AP Gale Walldorff holds a historic sign of a woman saying “Don’t tell me what to do,” during … Continued

Opposite games by politicians

The U.S. House of Representatives voted last week to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions, along with … Continued

Defund family planning? Is that pro-life?

In my early days in the women’s health movement, I learned the slogan, “The personal is political.” As I’ve read … Continued

#Ihadanabortion: Tweeting abortion after the election

By Elizabeth Tenety With Tuesday’s sweep of antiabortion candidates into Congress (including a handful of ‘hardliners‘ who say they would … Continued

Pulpit fiction

By David Waters Dozens of defiant Christian ministers across the country defied IRS warnings and turned their sermons into partisan … Continued

Health care reform and executive order did not prohibit federal funding for abortion

William Saunders A Response to Chris Korzen of Catholics United In a Guest Voices blog post for On Faith at … Continued

Health care for life and for all

By Bishop William F. Murphy, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and Bishop John Wester For decades, the United States Catholic bishops have … Continued

Why is Senate hiding from Hyde?

By Sister Mary Ann WalshDirector of Media Relations, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops The thousands of pages in the health … Continued

Catholic sisters challenge bishops on abortion, health reform

By David Waters Hard to say which men will find this more troubling, U.S. Catholic bishops or Glenn Beck, but … Continued

Fathers Berrigan meet Joe McCarthy

The effort to torpedo the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), the withdrawal from government financed foster care and the … Continued

Religion lobby pushes legislation, not reconciliation

By David Waters After a brief holiday recess, the Religion Lobby is gearing up to support or oppose health insurance … Continued

Catholic bishops too powerful?

By Jon O’BrienPresident, Catholics for Choice It’s rarely a pretty sight when the internal workings of the political process in … Continued

Clashes of conscience

Should American lawmakers refuse to give government funding to those who object to the current moral consensus on controversial issues, … Continued

Bishops Webcast Message on Health Care

By Catherine Cheney The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has taken its position on universal health care to the … Continued

Catholic Bishops Weigh In on Health-Care Reform

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which has been relatively silent publicly on health-care reform … Continued

Conservative Christians Could Win in Resisting Health-Care Reform

By Jacqueline L. Salmon Congress heads into its August recess at the end of the week, and members will face … Continued

Catholic Bishops Warn House on Health-Reform Bill

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has weighed in on the health-care reform package moving through … Continued

Abortion Reduction Bill Draws Religious Friends & Foes

By Wililam Wan The new bill that’s supposed to build common ground between those for and against abortion rights hasn’t … Continued