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Contraception Coverage at the Supreme Court
Catholics for Choice Supports Real Religious Liberty
As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp. v. Sebelius, Catholics for Choice published a full-page ad in the Washington Post blasting the bishops’ bogus claims about religious liberty. We also joined more than 40 members of the Coalition for Liberty & Justice, a broad alliance of faith-based, secular and other national organizations, who endorsed a statement in support of real religious liberty for all.
You can find additional resources about religious liberty on our resource page.
President Obama, Consider This When You Meet
27 March 2014 — “It’s important that President Obama remember that Pope Francis is a spiritual leader for Catholics, not our political leader. The majority of Catholics believe Pope Francis is leading our church in a positive direction, but the Vatican’s draconian rules on sex and sexuality, reproductive health and family life still do not reflect the real lives of lay Catholics.” Read more.
Pope Francis' First Anniversary
Catholics for Choice on Pope Francis' First Year
As we celebrated the first anniversary of Pope Francis this week, Catholics for Choice was called on for comment and analysis by a variety of media sources. Read a Message from the President, listen to a slot with Jon O’Brien on National Public Radio, and read a selection of the articles below.
17 March 2014 — Uprising Radio — Despite Internal Pressures, Pope Francis’ First Year Shows Promise
13 March 2014 — New York Times — Being a Catholic in the Time of Francis
13 March 2014 — TheLoop.ca/CTV — Catholics celebrate Pope Francis
13 March 2014 — Excelsior — Francisco, un Papa mediático
12 March 2014 — Religion Dispatches — Debate Heats Up Over "Francis Effect"
8 March 2014 — The Observer — Pope Francis: revitalising the Catholic Church
7 March 2014 — CKNW AM 980 — Jon O'Brien on the Bill Good Show
5 March 2014 — Wall Street Journal — Women Could Have Greater Role in Church, Says Pope
5 March 2014 — Al Jazeera America — Pope says he’s no ‘superman,’ playing down potential for sweeping reforms
Too often we only hear bad news out of Africa: troublesome hotspots, corruption, exploitation and many other challenges. In this issue of Conscience, we decided to find out for ourselves what the real story is in relation to reproductive health. Naturally, the story we uncovered was mixed, with some dreadful stories interspersed by successes and many glimmers of hope. Read the issue.
"The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics"
“The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” is a new documentary-style film produced by Catholic for Choice. Featuring interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics, it sets the record straight about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality.
- People Power in Philippines: Reproductive Health Law Upheld
8 April 2014
- Catholics Lift Up Voices of Faith in Dallas for Reproductive Rights of Texas Women
7 April 2014
- More than 40 Coalition for Liberty & Justice Member Organizations Urge Supreme Court to Reject Challenges to Contraceptive Coverage
25 March 2014
In The News
- Hobby Lobby Case: 'About Labor Rights and Religious Extremism, Not Birth Control'
31 March 2014
- In first meeting, Obama says he's 'great admirer' of pope
27 March 2014
- Both self-styled uniters, Pope Francis and President and Obama remain deeply divided
27 March 2014