Cardinal Burke addresses why a Catholic employer cannot, and should not be expected to, provide health care insurance that includes contraception and sterilization. He explains how this would be not only material cooperation in the sin, but also formal cooperation and for that reason there is no way to justify this implementation.
On March 23 more than one thousand people gathered outside the Bayfront County Administration Building in downtown San Diego to stand up for religious freedom in opposition to the Obama Administration’s new mandate that would require health insurance policies to cover contraception and sterilization. Sponsored by an organization called Stand Up for Religious Freedom, the [...]
“Warriors for the Victory of Life” Key Note Address for the 2009 Gospel of Life Convention April 18, 2009 St. Thomas Aquinas High School Most Reverend Robert W. Finn Bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph Dear friends, Thank you for coming together for this second annual Gospel of Life Convention, co-sponsored by the Archdiocese of Kansas [...]
Executive Order on Embryonic Stem Cells ‘A Sad Victory of Politics over Science and Ethics,’ Says Cardinal Rigali
WASHINGTON—The decision by President Barack Obama to reverse the Mexico City Policy is “very disappointing,” said Cardinal Justin Rigali, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities. He made the statement January 23, after President Obama issued the executive order restoring U.S. funding to organizations that perform and promote abortion in developing nations. Cardinal [...]
BEND — “The dignity of a person must be recognized in every human being from conception to natural death.” So begins the Sept. 8, 2008 Instruction from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the dignity of the human person. This instruction is a follow-up and updating of a previous instruction from the [...]
BEND — The Mass readings for the week between Epiphany and the Baptism of the Lord are taken from the First Letter of St. John. These readings are not always used for it often happens, depending upon the day on which Christmas falls, that the season of ordinary time begins immediately after the celebration of [...]