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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
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."
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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