The following is an article by Aaron Matthew Weldon that appeared as the May 25, 2017, entry on “God’s Servant First: A USCCB Religious Freedom Blog.” American culture today is highly individualistic. Many of us make major life decisions on our own, we move from pla
Serious people feel overwhelmed going into the 2012 election. Seeing many choices or none, some seek a rationale to stay home on Election Day, but to give in to such discouragement is political despair. Fortunately, conscience can guide us, even when we don’t know it. The voice of con
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sharply criticized a new HHS “preventive services” mandate requiring private health plans to cover female surgical sterilization and all drugs and devices approved by the FDA as contraceptives, including drugs which can attac
St. Thomas More was an enormously successful lawyer, diplomat, statesman and writer in the 16th century. This courageous saint was beheaded for standing up for his religious beliefs against the English rule. He lived – and gave his life – for the truth.
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has urged the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) not to include contraception or sterilization among a range of “preventive services” the HHS will mandate for all health plans.
In light of the controversy and confusion created through the announcement by Catholic Health Association – USA in support of the Senate health care reform bill, the Pennsylvania Catholic Health Association and the Pennsylvania Catholic Conference jointly sent a letter to the Pe
The Catholic Bishops of the United States have long and consistently advocated for the reform of the American health care system. Their experience in health care and in Catholic parishes has acquainted them with the anguish of mothers who are unable to afford prenatal care, of familie
The U.S. bishops called on Congress to continue to work on health care reform to provide access for everyone, protection of life at all stages and conscience rights. The call came in a January 26 letter signed by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston- Houston, chair of the Committee on