Regardless of what church leaders encourage at the pulpit, a majority of Catholics believe voting with their bishops isn’t mandatory.
Catholics for Choice has been hearing a lot from Catholics who are indeed upset. An excerpt from just one of the letters we’ve received: “I will start paying more attention to the bishops’ position on birth control on the day a Catholic bishop becomes pregnant. Until then I’ll stand with the 97 percent of Catholic women who use or have used birth control.”
I firmly believe the requirements under the Affordable Care Act, and the slate of regulations being created to implement it, infringe on no one’s conscience, demand no one change her or his religious beliefs, discriminate against no man or woman, put no additional economic burden on the poor, interfere with no one’s medical decisions, compromise no one’s health — that is, if you consider the law without refusal clauses.
This week marks the 26th celebration of Catholic World Youth Day. Though discussions of condoms do not appear to be on the official agenda for the week, a group of youth advocates from around the world hopes to make sure attendees hear their message: “Good Catholics Use Condoms.”
The payoff for getting into debates with today’s Catholic hierarchy seems pretty low.
One Nebraska Bishop wants to deny communion to politicians who support Planned Parenthood.
The president of Catholics for Choice, explores the political power and hierarchy of the Catholic Church, pointing to three questions on which to evaluate the Bishops’ lobbying efforts and policy recommendations.
In honor of Mother Teresa’s 100th Birthday, the Catholic League is throwing a protest. Awwww…you shouldn’t have.
Birth control is now available to employees of Catholic Churches in Madison, Wisconsin. But using it could get you fired.
A new poll released today by Catholics for Choice makes it clear that anti-choice lawmakers are being seen as playing to their lobbyist interests over that of their own districts.