The current health care reform bill is “deficient” and should not move forward without “essential changes,” the chairmen of three committees of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops said December 22.
William Batz, who has a doctorate in philosophy and is the secretary for social concerns at the Diocese of Pittsburgh, recently answered questions from the Pittsburgh Catholic on the Obama administration's announcement that it would begin a process to rescind Health and Human Services
Members of the current Congress have signaled an interest in soon introducing legislation, the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA). That bill, if like S.B. 1173 and H.R. 1964 introduced during the 100th Congress, will establish the right to abortion as a “fundamental right” by el
Each year in July, we get a day off to celebrate our country – the land of the free and home of the brave; but what is freedom? In particular, what is religious freedom? When asked this question, most of us think of the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights of the United States
The United States Catholic Catechism for Adults (U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops 2006) states, “Catholics must participate in political life and bring to bear upon it – by their voice and their vote – what they have learned about human nature, human destiny, and God’s will for hu
The dust has settled; the 2006 election is over. Analysts will debate what happened and why for years; but one thing is for certain, Catholics are a significant voting bloc. But how do Catholic voters properly educated on important issues by the teaching of the Church choose their can