• Pope Francis visited with the Little Sisters of the Poor

    • Sep 23, 2015

    In his address at the White House Wednesday morning, Pope Francis didn’t hold back when it came to voicing support for US bishops as they challenge the Obama administration’s contraception mandate — and he followed up later in the day with a visit to a group of religious sisters at

  • Nuns challenge policy on contraceptive access

    • Jul 12, 2015

    WASHINGTON — Four federal appeals courts have upheld efforts by the Obama administration to guarantee access to free birth control for women, suggesting that the government may have found a way to circumvent religious organizations that refuse to provide coverage for some or all forms of contraception. While pleased with

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  • An update on the ‘Hobby Lobby’ lawsuits

    • Sep 25, 2014

    Bishops who gather next month at the Vatican to discuss family issues are not expected to put the church’s ban on artificial contraception up for debate, but they will address the how married couples deal with matters of family planning in societies that have largely embraced its use. And that