Tag Archive | "HHS mandate"
The Catholic Conference of Kentucky is very happy to announce that its Board chairman, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, is the new president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The Conference already benefits from his leadership and pastoral sensitivities and now others will also benefit from them. His support for issues regarding human life and […]
Yesterday, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit delivered a major victory in the fight to protect the First Amendment rights of religious organizations. The case, one of the first to be filed over the HHS preventive services mandate requiring coverage of contraception, sterilization and abortifacient drugs, had been dismissed by lower courts […]
UPDATE, May 24: Archbishop Kurtz has sent a letter to priests of the Archdiocese of Louisville explaining the need for the lawsuits at this time: These lawsuits have been filed to challenge an unprecedented attack by the federal government on one of America’s most cherished freedoms: the freedom to practice one’s religion without government interference. […]
UPDATE – February 13, 2012 – For up-to-date information on what the bishops are saying about the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that infringes on the right of the Church to practice our faith, visit the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ website. Use the link below to write Congress and […]