Conscience Protection

USCCB Statements

Statements from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

*All of the articles or blogs in the list below are links to the USCCB’s website or blog.

USCCB Subcommittee Chair Decries Marriage Redefinition In Rhode Island (May 3, 2013)

Religious Liberty Chair Backs Litigants Opposing HHS Mandate (April 8, 2013)

USCCB Subcommittee Chair Leads Prayer At March For Marriage (March 26, 2013)

USCCB Says Administration Mandate Violates First Amendment Freedoms Of Religious Organizations And Others (March 20, 2013)

Archbishop Lori Welcomes Introduction Of “Health Care Conscience Rights Act” (March 5, 2013)

Archbishop Lori Urges Congress To Include Conscience Provisions In Funding Bills (February 15, 2013)

USCCB Files Supreme Court Briefs Supporting DOMA, Proposition 8 (January 19, 2013)

Bishops Urge Catholics To Pray For Life, Marriage, Religious Liberty (December 6, 2012)

Bishops Urge Congress To Act On Religious Liberty Crisis In Health Care Before Year’s End (August 3, 2012)

Bishops Welcome Inclusion Of Conscience Provisions In House Appropriations Bill (July 18, 2012)

Religious Liberty Supporters To Text ‘Freedom’ Or ‘Libertad’ (June 21, 2012)

General Assembly Of Bishops Unanimously Adopts ‘United For Religious Freedom’ Statement (June 14, 2012)

Dioceses Gear Up For Fortnight For Freedom, June 21-July 4 (June 11, 2012)

Why Conscience is Important (5/24/2012) (En Espanol)

Cardinal Dolan Applauds Church Agencies As They Challenge HHS for Violating Religious Freedom (5/21/2012)

Religious Liberty: The Most Cherished of American Freedoms (April-May 2012) (En Espanol)

Bishops promise to continue ‘vigorous efforts’ against HHS violations of religious freedom in health care reform mandate (3/15/12)

Amish, OK. Catholics, NO. (3/9/12)

12 Things Everyone Should Know About the “Contraceptive Mandate” 

The HHS Mandate for Contraception/Sterilization Coverage: An Attack on Rights of Conscience (FAQ)

Bishops Renew Call To Legislative Action On Religious Liberty (2/10/12)

Referral is Not the Answer, Rescinding the Mandate Is (2/9/12)

Bishops Decry HHS Rule, Urge Catholics To Stand Up For Religious Liberty And Conscience Rights In Homilies At Vigil For Life (1/23/12)

Cardinal-Designate Dolan Speaks Out Against HHS Rule, Calls For Action In New Web Video (1/20/12)

U.S. Bishops Vow To Fight HHS Edict (1/20/12)

U.S. Bishops Welcome Pope’s Reaffirmation of Religious Liberty During Ad Limina Visit (1/19/12)

Bishops Hail Court Decision Upholding Religious Liberty (1/11/12)

Cardinal Calls For Greater Conscience Protection In Health Care Reform On Eve Of Subcommittee Hearing (11/1/11)

Cardinal Reaffirms Support for Respect for Rights of Conscience Act, Cites HHS Mandate as Cause for Urgency (9/7/11)

USCCB Urges Rescission of HHS Contraceptive Mandate,Criticizes ‘Inexplicably Narrow’ Definition of Religious Freedom (8/31/11)