USCCB Tells Congress: Restore Religious Freedom, Rescind These Laws!

Two Catholic cardinals, three archbishops and a bishop, representing the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have released an open letter to Congress, urging them to rescind two laws recently enacted in the District of Columbia, the Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act (RHNDA) and the Human Rights Amendment Act (HRAA).The open letter, dated March 20, 2015, was signed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington; Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston, chairman of the USCCB's … [Read more...]

U.S. Bishops Respond to News that the Supreme Court Will Discuss Same-Sex “Marriage”

On Friday, January 16, the U. S. Supreme Court agreed to consider whether marriage between two individuals of the same sex should be legal in all fifty states.  The Justices will review a November 2014 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, which upheld the constitutionality of marriage laws in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.That same day, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Subcommittee for th … [Read more...]

Brittany Maynard’s Mother Calls Vatican Statement “A Slap In the Face”

Brittany Maynard's mother is angry.  Debbie Ziegler, whose 29-year-old daughter Brittany committed suicide rather than face the uncertain death with terminal brain cancer, reacted to a statement issued by the Vatican following Brittany's unfortunate act, by issuing a statement of her own.Monsignor Ignacio Carrasco de Paula, head of the Vatican's Pontifical Academy for Life, had called her death "reprehensible" and said that physician-assisted suicide should be condemned.  Mrs. Ziegler, f … [Read more...]


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