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"When Pope Paul VI wrote his 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae explaining why the Church believes contraception is both sinful and harmful, he also made predictions about what its widespread use would do. He believed it would increase infidelity, bring about a "general lowering of morality," cause men to lose respect for women, result in women being reduced to "a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment," and promote the belief that we should have unlimited dominion over our bodies. ...Finally, he predicted that contraception would become a "dangerous weapon ... in the hands of those public authorities" who have no concern for moral issues. Forty-six years later, can anyone doubt that each of Pope Paul's predictions have come to pass?"

– Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, Archdiocese of Denver


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


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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