Letter from Bishop Hoeppner on HHS Mandate

1 February 2012 Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, and that strikes at the fundamental right to religious liberty for … Continue reading →

Letter from Bishop LeVoir on HSS Mandate

Office of the Bishop January 25, 2012 Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I write to you concerning an alarming and serious matter that negatively impacts the Church in the United States directly, … Continue reading →

USCCB Q&A Regarding the HHS Mandate

The HHS Mandate for Contraception/Sterilization Coverage: An Attack on Rights of Conscience   How important is the right of conscience in American tradition? It has always been of paramount importance: “No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to … Continue reading →

Promises of Marriage and the Self

(by Stephen) If marriage is nothing more than love + commitment, it is inexplicable how our laws about marriage—and most importantly, our public ceremonies of marriage—ever came to pass. The expectation that marriage is sexually exclusive and faithful, not to … Continue reading →