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President of US Bishops Welcomes Supreme Court Protection for Nuns

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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. …

http://www.zenit.org/en/articles/president-of-us-bishops-welcomes-supreme-court-protection-for-nuns?utm_campaign=dailyhtml&utm_medium=email&utm_source=dispatch

Author: stjosephstmary

We are two Catholic Churches close to downtown Freeport, IL. Our communities are over 150 years old and have been dedicated to our lord Jesus Christ since our inception. We believe in God the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was concieved by the Holy Spirit, born of ythe Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilot, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

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