• Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

    Bishop: ‘Fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

    • Jun 25, 2017

    Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, says an acceptable health care system provides access to all, regardless of their means, and at all stages of life. The bishop said such a health care system must protect conscience rights, as well as extend to immigrant families.

  • Bishops: Senate health care bill must respect life, be ‘truly affordable’

    • Jun 2, 2017

    The chairmen of four U.S. bishops’ committees wrote a letter to the Senate urging its members to ensure that the health care reform not only respect life and religious liberty, but also remove the “unacceptable changes to Medicaid” that would leave “millions of additional people uninsured in the years ahead.”

  • Catholic leaders blast Trump’s budget proposals

    Catholic leaders blast Trump’s budget proposals

    • May 29, 2017

    A budget proposal by President Donald Trump last Tuesday faces stiff opposition, including a number of Catholic leaders in the United States. Bishop Frank Dewane of Venice, Florida, called its mix of cuts in support for the poor and increases in defense spending ‘profoundly troubling,’ while Sister Donna Markham of Catholic Charities termed it ‘disastrous, albeit cruel.’