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Time for Pope Francis to Bring Back
Authentic Catholic Teachings
21 February 2014 — “Pope Francis has an opportunity this week to put real action behind his words by creating a Catholic church that is ‘home for all’ and not a ‘small chapel’ obsessed with sex and political power. It’s a chance for renewal and reform within the church. He can lead the hierarchy back to the authentic Catholic teachings that respect conscience as the final arbiter in moral decision making. That is where Catholics are.” Read more.
Coalition for Liberty & Justice
Coalition for Liberty & Justice Forum on February 7
The Coalition for Liberty & Justice convened a forum in Washington, DC featuring legal and political experts, religious and community leaders, grassroots organizers and advocates for religious freedom and against discrimination.
More Proof that Catholics Oppose Vatican Dictates on Sexual and Reproductive Issues
10 February 2014 — "The results of the Univision survey are consistent with US findings, which show that Catholic women have abortions at rates similar to other women, that fully 85 percent of Catholics reject the Vatican’s blanket opposition to all abortion and that 99 percent of sexually active Catholic women have used a contraceptive method banned by the Vatican." Read more.
Catholic Organizations: Supreme Court Should
Protect Real Religious Freedom
28 January 2014 — "The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties and their conservative supporters argue that religious freedom means having the freedom to impose their beliefs on other people. However, the majority of Americans, including people of faith, disagree with them. The groups joining this amicus brief show unequivocally that people of faith support contraceptive access and true religious liberty for all." Read more.
Letters & Op-eds
COMMENTARY: The Catholic case for contraception coverage
23 January 2014 — Religion News Service — Much of the current debate centers on the requirement for insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act, which adds a second flashpoint to the mix: reproductive rights. The question that we really need to answer is this: Whose religious freedom are we talking about? Read more.
Learn more about how the hierarchy's ban on contraception came about.
Development Aid: What You Need to Know
As part of our ongoing efforts to demand transparency in international aid programs, Catholics for Choice has produced this short video to show how faith-based providers play by their own rules when it comes to providing care, picking and choosing who to help and which services to offer. Some of these providers deny people condoms, sexuality education, needle exchange programs, and other proven methods to reduce the spread of HIV/AIDS, and discriminate against some individuals, like gay men, sex workers or those who have sex outside of marriage. Please watch and share this video with your friends and colleagues.
Urge international development agencies to require transparency in healthcare provision. Faith-based healthcare providers should offer comprehensive, evidence-based services, not dogma.
"The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics"
“The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” is a new documentary-style film produced by Catholic for Choice. Featuring interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics, it sets the record straight about Catholic social teaching on issues related to sex and sexuality.
- Time for Pope Francis to Bring Back Authentic Catholic Teachings
21 February 2014
- More Proof that Catholics Oppose Vatican Dictates on Sexual and Reproductive Issues
10 February 2014
- Stop Playing Politics with Religious Liberty
7 February 2014
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