Daily Archives: February 10, 2012

Second statement by bishops on HHS mandate calls for its total rescission

In a new statement tonight on President Obama’s noontime announcement of a new plan for mandatory contraceptive coverage in health insurance plans, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said the “only complete solution” to the religious liberty implications of the insurance … Continue reading

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Bishops respond to Obama announcement on contraceptive mandate

UPDATE: Full news release. SECOND UPDATE: Second statement by bishops on HHS mandate calls for its total rescission The following statement was just issued by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) sees initial … Continue reading

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Vatican confirms meeting of cardinals to approve new saints

You heard it here first! The Vatican today confirmed that, at the end of the Feb. 18 consistory, Benedict will hold a special session for all the cardinals to approve the canonization of new saints, including Blesseds Marianne Cope of … Continue reading

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