• 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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  • Chicago’s Archbishop Cupich sees ‘consistent ethic of life’ staging a comeback

    • Jul 1, 2015

    ROME – Archbishop Blase Cupich won’t be hosting Pope Francis when he comes to the United States in September, as the visit is an East Coast affair. Nonetheless, the top Catholic in the Windy City may still be in the spotlight along the way, since many see him as this

  • For Catholics opposed to Obamacare, an alternative emerges

    • May 6, 2015

    With lawsuits from religious groups against certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act winding their way through the courts, one organization has a message for Catholics concerned about being forced to pay for plans that include contraception: Opt out of the insurance game altogether. Launched last October, CMF CURO describes

  • 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

  • Report: Is your insurance plan paying for abortions?

    • Sep 16, 2014

    Insurance companies are supposed to notify policyholders if part of the premium they pay could be used to cover abortions – that was part of a compromise with anti-abortion Democrats that helped get Obamacare passed in 2010. But a new report from the Government Accountability Office says they’re not doing

  • Dolan: Francis should call out moderate Muslims

    • Sep 4, 2014

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York is a former president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, and at just 64 he’s positioned to be a force in Catholic life, both at home and abroad, for some time to come. In the second installment of John Allen’s exclusive Crux interview, Dolan discusses