Take Action on New HHS Conscience Rule

If you believe that no one should be forced to participate in medical practices such as abortion in violation of their conscience, then you need to make your voice heard by submitting a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in support of a new rule that will insure the protection of conscience rights.

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Trump to Marchers: “You are Special, Special People!”

President Donald J. Trump made history today by being the first sitting president to address the March for Life. While standing in the Rose Garden, flanked by a large group of young families, he told the marchers that the annual event was a movement “born out of love” and called the thousands of marchers, “special, special people.”

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SCOTUS Refuses to Overturn Law Protecting Mississippi Christians

Christians who live in the state of Mississippi and who support the biblical definition of marriage no longer have to fear reprisal by the government or homosexual activists after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to disturb a state law protecting their freedom of conscience.

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Massachusetts Candidate Says Catholic Workers Should Stay Out of Emergency Rooms

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

Revealing how she feels about conscience protection in health care reform, Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat running in a special election to replace Sen. Ed. Kennedy in the U.S. Senate, says Catholics who believe in Church teaching and who value their religious freedom shouldn’t work in an emergency room.

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U.S. Bishops Ask Parishes to Help Stop Abortion Funding in Health Care Reform

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The U.S. Bishops are once again sending out bulletin inserts and pulpit announcements to the nation’s parishes with the hopes of inspiring to Catholics to become active in the effort to prevent health care reform from advancing a pro-abortion agenda.

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Kennedy’s Letter to Pope Offers No Apologies

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

In a letter written to Pope Benedict XVI only months before his death and hand-delivered by President Barack Obama during his July 2009 audience at the Vatican, the late Sen. Edward Kennedy acknowledges his human failures but offers no apology for his career-long support for abortion rights.

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Government To Force Catholic College to Defy Church Teaching

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Writer

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has ruled that a small Catholic college must include coverage for artificial contraceptives in its employee health insurance plan, raising new concerns about the need for conscience protections and religious exemptions in America’s health care policies.

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