Sunday, March 4, 2012

U.S. bishops seek a rescinding of suffocating HHS mandates

More 'confusion than clarity' about HHS mandate, Cardinal Dolan says
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (CNS photo/Nancy Phelan Wiechec)
The B.C. Catholic website has the latest on the battle between U.S. bishops and the controversial  Health and Human Services' contraceptive mandate. The HHS revised their policy to allow Catholic institutions to opt out of paying for contraceptives through health plans, however Catholic News Service reports that U.S. bishops will not go quietly into the night over this issue:

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said there is more "confusion than clarity" in the revised federal contraceptive mandate.

In a March 1 blog entry on the New York archdiocesan website, the cardinal said the U.S. bishops will "keep up advocacy and education on the issue" and "continue to seek a rescinding of the suffocating mandates that require us to violate our moral convictions."

Read the full story on The B.C. Catholic website.
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