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Many Catholic institutions already offer contraceptive coverage, NPR notes

Catholic World News - December 02, 2011

As Catholic institutions fight against the imposition of a proposed regulation that would require contraceptive coverage in health-care programs, a report from National Public Radio points out that many other Catholic institutions already include such coverage--in some cases voluntarily, in others as a requirement of state law--in their existing insurance plans.

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  • Posted by: Cornelius - Dec. 03, 2011 9:57 AM ET USA

    Fascinating. Disturbing too. If this report came from, say, the Cardinal Newman Society or Judie Brown's American Life League, it would be dismissed, perhaps by the USCCB itself, as frothings from right-wing fundamentalist Catholics. But since NPR, that citadel of political correctness, reports it, what say you now, Bishops? How deep does the rot really go?

  • Posted by: ElizabethD - Dec. 02, 2011 8:50 PM ET USA

    We need a watchdog organization that will advise potential donors and supporters what Catholic orgs are doing in regards to key moral matters. And, while we should not totally abandon organizations that need reforms but pray and help, we need to focus our support on those organizations that are living their Catholic identity profoundly and authentically, otherwise we are paying for what is immoral, participating in someone's grave sin. A call to holiness needs to go out to Catholic organizations

  • Posted by: lauriem5377 - Dec. 02, 2011 7:53 PM ET USA

    And these institutions that voluntarily provide contraceptive coverage are still called 'Catholic" because...?

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Dec. 02, 2011 7:40 PM ET USA

    Most insurance "package deals" include these poisons as part of the basic plan, and in many cases you just can't eliminate it.

  • Posted by: wolfdavef3415 - Dec. 02, 2011 3:15 PM ET USA

    And some IRS agents don't file their taxes, does this mean no one has to?

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