“In effect, the government seems to be telling employees that they are better off with no employer health plan at all than with a plan that does not cover contraceptives. This is hard to reconcile with an Act whose purpose is to bring us closer to universal coverage.”
– President of the USCCB, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz
The Catholic bishops of the United States continue to call for a change to the HHS imposed mandate that violates conscience rights & religious liberty. The Administration’s “accommodation” still forces objecting organizations and individuals to pay for “services” that violate their religious convictions.
The bishops of Minnesota, in solidarity with their brother bishops throughout the country, call on Congress and the Administration to support legislation that provides appropriate conscience rights and protects the First Amendment rights of citizens and Catholic institutions.