Washington, D.C., January 27, 2014 (Zenit.org) | 302 hits
The president of the US episcopal conference welcomed Friday’s Supreme Court ruling, which granted an injunction to the Little Sisters of the Poor as they fight the government mandate requiring employers to provide free sterilization, abortifacients and contraception through employees’ insurance plans.
The Little Sisters of the Poor run retirement homes for the poor elderly.
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) welcomed the move by the U.S. Supreme Court, January 24, to extend an injunction granted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, December 31, exempting the Little Sisters of the Poor and others in their lawsuit from the Department of Health and Human Services’ contraception mandate while their appeal is pending. …