Called "Act of Love"
Action Needed to Oppose CA AB 460
Hearing June 26, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, CA June 13, 2013--California Bill AB460, which would prohibit insurance companies from denying infertility coverage to lesbians and the elderly, has passed the State Assembly and has been assigned to the State Senate Health Committee. "Working with the California Catholic Conference, we have adopted a unique strategy which makes your participation critically important," CCG President Bill May wrote members in an email as he urge them to write to their state senators and, appealed to those who you live in the Sacramento area to attend the hearing. See details below.
Defending Life In Politics
Part Of New Evangelization,
Cardinal Burke States
VATICAN CITY, Jun 15, 2013--Participating in the political process in favor of human life is a part of the New Evangelization, Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said as he kicked-off a pro-life weekend at the Vatican.
Costly Weddings Could Be
Crippling For New Marriages
DENVER, CO, Jun 15, 2013--Noting the sharply increasing costs of weddings, marriage advocates have begun to urge couples to be less extravagant in their nuptial celebrations for the good of their relationships.
Catholic Men Address
'Identity Crisis' Of Fatherhood
BOSTON, MA, Jun 15, 2013--Several prominent Catholic men offer advice in new new book on how to respond to the modern uncertainty of what it means to a father and a man.
Critics Decry Decision To
Remove Age Limits For Plan B
WASHINGTON DC, Jun 11, 2013--Citing the health and wellbeing of young girls, critics slammed the Obama administration’s decision to allow children of any age to purchase “emergency contraception” over-the-counter.
Black Democrats and Catholic Church
Stop Gay Marriage In Illinois
CHICAGO, IL, June 11, 2013--What same-sex marriage advocates won in the Illinois Senate on Valentine’s Day 2013 was just reversed. After weeks and months of hard work to accomplish what should have been easy, gay Democrat sponsor Greg Harris could not muster the votes, while Democrat Speaker of the House, Michael Madigan, did not even call for a vote to establish same-sex marriage in Illinois.
Cardinal Dolan Praises Immigration
Bill As Step Forward
NEW YORK CITY, NY, Jun 10, 2013--Stressing that immigration reform is needed to “correct injustices,” Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said that the proposed bill in the U.S. Senate makes serious progress in efforts to balance humanitarian and security concerns.
Surrogate Pregnancy Bill
In DC Draws Criticism
WASHINGTON DC, Jun 8, 2013--A lack of information about the dangers of surrogate pregnancy could soon allow the practice to become legal in Washington, D.C., warned the founder of one bioethics organization.
State Lacks Authority To
Redefine Marriage, Says Bishop
PHOENIX, AZ, Jun 7, 2013--Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., explained that marriage is rooted in nature and exists prior to the state, which has the authority to recognize, but not redefine, the fundamental social institution.
Pain-Capable Abortion Ban
Passes Congressional Subcommittee
WASHINGTON DC, Jun 6, 2013--By a vote of 6 to 4, the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice approved a bill on Tuesday that would ban abortions after 20 weeks of gestation.
US Dioceses Prepare For Second
Fortnight For Freedom
WASHINGTON, DC, Jun 5, 2013--Dioceses across the country are preparing for the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom – now in its second year – by organizing a variety of prayer and educational activities with a religious liberty theme.
Pope Stresses Threats To Human
Person On Environment Day
VATICAN CITY, Jun 5, 2013--Pope Francis said that it is urgent to focus on people and not just on nature on World Environment Day.
Advocate Says Fight To Defend
Marriage In Illinois Continues
CHICAGO, IL, Jun 5, 2013--An Illinois Catholic leader says that the state's failure to advance a “gay marriage” bill is a significant victory for grassroots activism, but more action is needed to ensure it never passes.
Religious Liberty is 'Endangered,'
Warns Hispanic Christian Leader
WASHINGTON DC, Jun 3, 2013--Current threats to religious freedom in the United States demand that people of faith speak out in defense of their fundamental rights, said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez.