The Little Sisters of the Poor have found themselves back in court after a California judge blocked Trump administration rules that allow employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to female employees from taking effect.
Many of the voters who put President Donald Trump in office are scratching their heads over a decision by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to request a 60-day delay in order to continue negotiations with religious organizations that have requested relief from the onerous birth control mandate. Why don’t they just drop the case?
The Supreme Court has extended a temporary injunction allowing the Little Sisters of the Poor to be exempted from the controversial birth control mandate that would force them to provide contraceptive coverage to employees or face crippling fines.
The Little Sisters of the Poor, along with the Christian Brothers, has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking relief from the birth control mandate that will force them to violate their religious convictions.
Commentary by Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The Catholic world lost a giant this weekend with the passing of Father Thomas Dubay, the famed Marist author and spiritual director who devoted his life to preaching the glories of authentic Catholic spirituality.
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
The founder of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Blessed Jeanne Jugan, will be canonized in a ceremony at the Vatican on Oct. 11. This saint-to-be, who devoted her life to helping the elderly poor, is especially significant to the American faithful as we debate health care policies aimed at rationing care for seniors.