We have $162,717 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Conscience legislation facing major setback in US Congress?

Catholic World News - March 07, 2013

The Health Care Conscience Rights Act, which was introduced in the US House of Representatives with enthusiastic support from the US bishops’ conference, faces bleak prospects of approval, after a key House committee indicated that the bill could not become part of a larger spending bill.

Richard Doerflinger, a staff member of the US bishops’ pro-life office, told the National Catholic Register that the bill could gain approval in the House, but would almost certainly be defeated in the Senate unless it was attached to the spending bill, which must be approved in order to continue funding government operations.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($162,717 to go):
$200,000.00 $37,282.72
81% 19%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Frodo1945 - Mar. 07, 2013 9:05 PM ET USA

    The bishops have no real plan to overcome the HHS mandate. There is little or no concerted effort to rally the faithful on this issue because for most Catholics contraception is a settled issue. The day of reckoning is coming and then we will find out whether we have any current day Bishop John Fishers or not.

Fall Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

The headlines say Gov. Brown is Catholic. He says he's not sure what that means. 0 hours ago
Archbishop predicts Synod won't change Church teaching. Why am I not reassured? 0 hours ago
A different tone at this Synod? 22 hours ago
Church Fathers: St. Clement of Alexandria, Part I October 6
Internalizing marriage at this year's synod October 6

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope issues new rules to streamline annulment process CWN - September 8
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5