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"To say that the work [of the Little Sisters] is public does not mean that it is impersonal or sterile. No, their acts of service are intimately personal. They are not a 'vending machine' dispensing impersonal charity – without convictions, conscience and a sense of right and wrong. No, they are providing intimately personal care – a care that we deeply desire for our family members and for all people in need. Their work is an expression of their love of God and God's love of others shining through their lives. We see light rising forth in the darkness and we like what we see."

– Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, USCCB President
Fortnight 2014 Closing Mass Homily

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HHS Mandate Fact Sheets and Statements

 
Did you know that the HHS mandate forces coverage of sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs and devices as well as contraception?  Find out more information you should know from the fact sheets and statements below.

Fact Sheets & Statements

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Fact Sheet About the Health Care Conscience Rights Act

Why We Need a Health Care Conscience Rights Act  |  En Español

Twelve Things Everyone Should Know About the "Contraceptive Mandate"

Standing Together for Religious Freedom
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore and Dr. Russell D. Moore, President of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, and over 100 religious leaders and scholars released an open letter July 2.

United for Religious Freedom, March 14, 2012 - The bishops on the USCCB's Administrative Committee thank "all who have stood firmly with us in our vigorous opposition to this unjust and illegal mandate and clarify what the mandate is and is not about."

Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty, April 12, 2012  |  En Español

Love and Sexuality. Are the Church's teaching on love and sexuality antiquated? There has been a great deal of attention to the recent HHS mandate requiring almost all private health plans to cover contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs. Learn how the Church's teaching on love, sexuality, and contraception is rich and full of good news.

 




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