Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Religious Liberty, and Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kansas, chairman of the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities, issued their statement in response to the Senate committee’s action.
In a 218-211 vote Sept. 24, the U.S. House passed what opponents consider one of the most extreme abortion bills ever seen in the nation — the Women’s Health Protection Act.
Two Catholic archbishops Sept. 17 objected to two House committees advancing portions of the $3.5 trillion budget bill, known as the Build Back Better Act.
Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, chair of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities, is leading a petition to protect Hyde Amendment, which bans federal funding of abortion. The amendment faces growing opposition from members of Congress and the Biden Administration.
The Catholic electorate gives mixed reviews on President Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office. Issues of concern include his COVID-19 response, immigration, reproductive rights, the environment, and religious freedom.
The head of the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities called President Joe Biden’s stance on abortion “religiously and ethically incoherent” during his homily at the opening Mass of the annual National Prayer Vigil for Life Jan. 28.
The U.S. bishops’ conference pro-life chairman has called President Joe Biden’s intent to codify Roe v. Wade “deeply disturbing and tragic,” in response to a statement made by the second-ever Catholic president on Jan. 22.
During the week in which two people were scheduled to die by lethal injection, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) implored President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr to halt all federal executions.
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Pro-Life Committee, said Catholics should not leave their pro-life beliefs at home when they go to vote on Nov. 3. Abortion, religious freedom, and racism are all pro-life issues, Archbishop Naumann told Current News in an Aug. 19 interview.
Leading up to the annual March for Life in the nation’s capital, Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City, Kan., spoke to The Tablet Jan. 20, about the status of the pro-life movement in what he referred to as ‘a very active battlefield.’