War erupts between Obama administration and Catholic groups: Bishops threaten lawsuit

The Washington Post is reporting this morning about a “contentious battle” emerging between Catholic groups and the Obama administration over a multitude of issues ranging from Obamacare, abortion, contraception, and even human trafficking. What brought the fracas tumbling out into the street was apparently a decision by the Department of Health and Human Services three weeks ago not to renew a grant to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to aid victims of sex trafficking. A five-year, $19 million grant, which expired in March, was first awarded to the USCCB in 2006 via President Bush’s faith based initiatives program. The […]

Canadian Bishops to Develop “Concrete Plan” for Promoting Culture of Life

Canadian Bishops to Develop “Concrete Plan” for Promoting Culture of Life by LifeSiteNews.com By Patrick B. Craine CORNWALL, Ontario, November 9, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Over the next year, an ad hoc committee of the Canadian bishops will develop a “specific structure and concrete plan for future action” for how the bishops can exercise a greater leadership role in promoting a culture of life and family in Canada. The committee’s plan was announced in a newly-released summary of their report to the bishops’ October plenary assembly. In their report, “the Ad Hoc Committee noted that any strategy for promoting life and […]