U.S. Bishops Express “Apprehension” About New Health Care Reform

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) expressed apprehension about whether or not the President’s executive order would adequately prevent federal funding of abortion and said he was concerned about the divisions in the Church that became apparent during the health care debate.

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U.S. Bishops Say Current Health Care Reform Bill Must be Stopped

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The U.S. Bishops are calling on the faithful to oppose the current version of health care reform because its fundamental flaws, such as abortion funding and a lack of conscience protections, “vitiate the good the bill intends to promote.”

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USCCB Rebuts Speaker Pelosi’s Claim

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told the press last  Friday that she had spoken to the bishops and that they know abortion funding is not in the Senate version of health care reform, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) responded by saying no such discussion took place.

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USCCB Under Fire for Links to Pro-Abortion Group

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

A new report issued by the American Life League has found that a top executive with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has “deep ties” with a national organization that promotes abortion and homosexual rights.

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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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Cardinal Defends Church’s Right to Speak on Health Care Reform

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist
 
Despite threats from lawmakers to punish the Church’s involvement in health care reform by revoking its tax-exempt status, Cardinal Francis George defended the Church’s right to enter this debate because it is their responsibility “to insist as a moral voice . . . that everyone should be cared for and that no one should be deliberately killed.”

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U.S. Bishops Launch Unprecedented Initiative To Oppose Health Care Reform

By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS
Staff Journalist

The U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has sent an e-mail directive to every parish in the United States asking that an urgent message about health care reform be communicated to parishioners in their bulletins this weekend and announced at every Mass. Read the rest…