USCCB Updates

Bishop Lori Tells Parable of the Kosher Deli and the Pork Mandate in Congressional Testimony  The mandate for virtually all private insurers, including most religiously-affiliated organizations such as Catholic hospitals, universities and charities, to include contraceptives, sterilizations and drugs that can cause early abortions in

Cardinal Urges Senate Support of ‘Respect for Rights of Conscience Act’  The U.S. Senate urgently needs to support legislation that would apply longstanding federal law on conscience protection to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), said the chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities of the U.

Mar Muñoz-Visoso Named Executive Director of USCCB’S Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church  María del Mar Muñoz-Visoso has been appointed executive director of the Secretariat for Cultural Diversity in the Church of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). She has served as assistant director of Media Relations at USCCB since 2

Bishop Blaire Refutes White House Press Secretary’s Claim That Bishops Never Supported Health Care Reform  The White House press secretary, Jay Carney, said in a press briefing at the White House on February 13, “…I would simply note with regard to the bishops that they never supported health care reform to begin with…”