Articles & News Releases

USCCB Chairman Encourages Broadening of Exemption from HHS Mandate
June 1, 2017

USCCB President: Today's Executive Order Begins a Process
May 4, 2017

USCCB President Reacts to Supreme Court HHS Mandate Decision
May 16, 2016

Archbishop Lori: The Little Sisters of the Poor should win their court case
Crux, March 11, 2016

Pope Francis Visits Little Sisters of the Poor
September 24, 2015

Archbishop Kurtz Provides Initial Response to Revised HHS MandateRegulations
August 22, 2014, USCCB News Release

Hobby Lobby and Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA)
July 17, 2014, USCCB Blogpost by Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone, Archbishop William Lori, Archbishop Thomas Wenski and Bishop Richard J. Malone

'More Respect for Religious Freedom' Needed After Failed Senate Vote to Curtail It
July 16, 2014, USCCB News Release

Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop Lori to Senate: Oppose Misnamed "Protect Women's Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014" (S. 2578)
July 14, 2014

A Decision Upholding American Ideals of Freedom
July 1, 2014, USCCB Blogpost by Sr. Mary Ann Walsh

USCCB President, Diverse Religious Leaders Come Together To Urge Congress To Protect Religious Freedom Restoration Act
July 1, 2014, USCCB News Release

USCCB Statement on Supreme Court "Hobby Lobby" Decision
June 30, 2014

Will the Owners of Hobby Lobby Have to Check Their Faith at the Door?
March 25, 2014, OnFaith

U.S. Bishops File Amicus Curiae Brief Supporting Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties in Supreme Court Cases Challenging HHS Mandate
January 28, 2014, USCCB News Release

Archbishop Kurtz Welcomes Supreme Court Injunction for Little Sisters of the Poor against HHS Mandate
January 24, 2014, USCCB News Release

USA Today Gets Religious Freedom Right
January 14, 2014, USCCB Blogpost

Commentary: Why we're rejecting the contraception mandate
January 6, 2014, The Washington Post

Archbishop Kurtz asks President Obama for Temporary Relief from Burdensome Fines against Ministries of Service to the Poor, Sick and Vulnerable
December 31, 2013, USSCB News Release

Archbishop Lori Applauds Supreme Court Decision to Hear Two Cases on HHS Mandate
November 26, 2013, USCCB News Release

President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Applauds Federal Court Ruling on HHS Mandate in Favor of Catholic Dioceses
November 22, 2013, USCCB News Release

U.S. Bishops Issue 'Special Message' on HHS Mandate at Conclusion of General Assembly
November 13, 2013, USCCB News Release

Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop Lori to Congress: Adopt Policy of Health Care Conscience Rights Act | TAKE ACTION!
September 27, 2013, USCCB News Release

U.S Bishops Seek to Live by Faith, Serve Needy, Insure Employees; Continue Legal, Moral Analysis of HHS Mandate
September, 17, 2013, USCCB News Release

"Hobby Lobby wins a stay against birth control mandate"
July 19, 2013, Reuters

 "HHS Final Rule still requires action in Congress, by Courts, says Cardinal Dolan"
July 3, 2013, USCCB News Release

"Broad coalition says Contraception Mandate a Religious Liberty Threat"
July 2, 2013,, read the multi-faith letter, Standing Together for Religious Freedom, July 2, 2013

Catholics and Southern Baptists urge Senate to support Health Conscience Rights Act.
June 21, 2013, USCCB News Release

Religious Life Liberty Chair Backs Litigants Opposing HHS Mandate
April 8, 2013, USCCB News Release, read the full Chairman's Statement