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US bishops welcome Supreme Court decision on behalf of Little Sisters of the Poor

January 27, 2014

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision to extend an injunction barring enforcement of the HHS mandate against the Little Sisters of the Poor.

“The bishops of the United States welcome the Court's protection of ministries like the Little Sisters whose vital work is at the heart of what it means to be Catholic," said Archbishop Joseph Kurtz,” president of the bishops’ conference.

The injunction provided that “if the parties before it write to the Secretary of Health and Human Services that they are non-profit organizations, that they are religious in nature, and that they object to providing the coverage required by the HHS mandate, those employers will be protected until a decision is made by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, which is currently reviewing the case,” according to the USCCB.


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