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A private meeting between President Obama and Archbishop Timothy Dolan, head of the U.S. Bishops, has resulted in a new proposal to expand the religious exemption from new rules that require health insurance plans to cover contraceptives for women.
US Bishops Urge Faithful to Mark 9/11 Anniversary Peacefully
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist The U.S. Catholic bishops are calling on their fellow Americans to see the tenth anniversary of 9/11 as a time to remember the sacrifices, to face today’s challenges together, and to renew our nation and world.
U.S. Bishops Want ObamaCare Revised
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist As the vote to repeal the vastly unpopular health care reform law gets underway in the House today, the U.S. Bishops have sent a letter to all members of Congress saying they do not intend to join efforts to either support or oppose repeal of ObamaCare, but will "devote our efforts to correcting serious moral problems in the current law."
Archbishop Dolan Promises Help to Women in "Difficult Pregnancies"
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In response to recent reports that 39 percent of all pregnancies in New York City end in abortion, Archbishop Timothy Dolan re-affirmed the Archdiocese's commitment to provide all women in difficult pregnancies with all the help they need.
On Feast of All Saints/Souls, Archbishop Comments on Emptiness of New Age movement
I want to share this news story with our New Age blog friends. It contains a teaching from Archbishop Dolan on the Communion of saints and why this means Catholics have been enjoying "harmony with the universe" much longer - and in a much more authentic way - than New Agers who are always carping about wanting to be "one with the universe."
On Feast of All Saints, Archbishop Reflects on Emptiness of New Age Movement
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan offered reflections on his blog about the Feasts of All Saints and All Souls, saying that people who leave the Church for the New Age in order to be "more in harmony with the universe" must have missed school the day they were taught about the Communion of the Saints because Catholics have believed in this "harmony with the universe" for two millennia.
Archbishop Dolan Calls on Catholics to Support the Pope
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist In a week when Catholics are following the suffering Christ through His death and resurrection, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York is calling on Catholics to support the Pope who is enduring a media firestorm over new sex abuse allegations and who is now suffering some of the same unjust accusations, shouts of the mob, and scourging at the pillar, as did Jesus.”
Archbishops of New York and Philadelphia “Bet” on World Series
By Susan Brinkmann, OCDS Staff Journalist
In a joint release from the Archdioceses of New York and Philadelphia, Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York and Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the 2009 World Series.
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