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Bishops Vow to Fight Coercive HHS Mandate

(USCCB) - Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of the USCCB, sharply criticized the decision by the Obama administration in which it "ordered almost every employer and insurer in the country to provide sterilization and contraceptives, including some abortion-inducing drugs, in their health plans....Never before has the federal government forced individuals and organizations to go out into the marketplace and buy a product that violates their conscience. This shouldn't happen in a land where free exercise of religion ranks first in the Bill of Rights."

He urged Catholics and the public at large to speak out in protest.

Click here to watch Archbishop Dolan's video message.  Click here to read more and take action.

Click here to read the letter issued by Msgr. Kurt Kemo, Administrator for the Diocese of Steubenville. 



NCRLC Bulletin - March 22, 2012

World Water Day, March 22 The first act of the day for many of us is to drink fresh, clean water. We are readily able to quench our thirst, and we always expect plenty more out of the tap. Is there any other natural resource we take for granted more than water? World Water Day on March 22nd is a reminder that this is not the case for more than 800 million people around the world.  MORE

 

NCRLC Primer on the Farm Bill  Occasionally our network members ask about basic details of the farm bill: what exactly is in it and what do all the programs mean? We often point them to various websites that provide "Farm Bill 101" information. But now we have a basic primer on our own website that briefly explains the various purposes of the farm bill, provides a little history, and runs through the 15 "titles" (or sections) of the current 2008 Farm Bill. MORE

 

"Stop Gambling on Hunger" website & video We recently heard from contacts at the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns that they have posted a new video at their Stop Gambling on Hunger website. We encourage our network members to visit and learn more about this campaign. MORE


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