The Catholic bishops of the United States have long supported the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act” (S. 1467), now sponsored by Senator Roy Blunt with 36 other Senators.
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Continue urging passage of Respect for Rights of Conscience Act
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following response to the February 2 post on the White House blog:
Cardinal Sean has released the following letter to the faithful regarding the recent Dept. of Health and Human Services Ruling:
“In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences,” said Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan, archbishop of New York and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
An Appeals Court threw out this week a lower court order that a mentally ill woman in Massachusetts undergo an abortion and forced sterilization.
Bishop William E. Lori, Chairman of the Bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, applauds unanimous Supreme Court decision.
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