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Statements about the HHS Mandate

On this page you will find statements from pro-life groups and political and religious leaders about the HHS mandate.


Archibishop Lori of Baltimore Statement in Support of Litigants Challenging the HHS Mandate (April 8, 2013)

Catholic bishop thanks people who filed contraception lawsuits (April 8, 2013)

Rosary Reflection – Mass for Life and Liberty (October
14, 2012) Archbishop William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

Marian Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty (October 14, 2012) Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

Address on Religious Liberty (September 9, 2012) Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

Knights of Columbus Convention: Closing Comments (August 9, 2012) Archbishop William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

Life and Freedom: Address to Pro-Life Leaders (August 6, 2012) Archbishop William Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

Religious Liberty is not Optional (June 21, 2012) Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore

Closing homily at the Fortnight for Freedom
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia  

USCCB Bulletin Inset on HHS Mandate (pdf)

Archdiocese of Washington Statement on Sebelius speaking at Georgetown University (May 15)

Cardinal Dolan: The Fight for Religious Freedom (May 23, 2012)

Bishops call for a day of prayer, fasting and penance on March 30, 2012

Cardinal Dolan's Letter to the NYC Rally (March 23, 2012)

Congressman Smith: New Obamacare Regulation Violates Hyde Amendment (March 21, 2012)

US Bishops Administrative Committee: United for Religious Freedom (March 14, 2012)

Cardinal Dolan Update (March 2, 2012)

Senator Blunt’s Statement On Vote To Protect Americans’ Religious Freedom (March 1)

What are you going to give up this Lent? (February 26)
Cardinal Francis George, O.M.I. , Archbishop of Chicago

February 22 Statement: Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, President, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and Bishop William E. Lori, Bishop of Bridgeport, Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty [Spanish]

Bishops Rodi and Baker of Alabama (February 22, 2012)

Letter to President Obama (February 15)
Bishop David D. Kagan, Bishop of Bismarck

Comments from Archbishop Charles Chaput (February 10)  

Bishop Pates, Bishop of Des Moines responds to HHS revision (February 10)

US Bishops Renew Call to Legislative Action on Religious Liberty (February 10)

Press Release from Congressman Chris Smith: No Change (February 10)

Just a minute, Mr. President! (February 11, 2012)
Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, Archbishop Emeritus of Los Angeles

Senator Blunt's Response to HHS Mandate (February 10)

HHS mandate threatens religious freedom (February 10)
Bishop John Wester, Bishop of Salt Lake City

Background: The New Federal Mandate for Contraception/Sterilization Coverage (January 20)
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) 

The HHS Mandate for Contraception/Sterilization Coverage: An Attack on Rights of Conscience (January 20) United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Louisiana bishops vigorously oppose new DHHS mandates on insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization (September 30, 2011)

A time for Catholic action and Catholic voices (January 27) Archbishop José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

Joint statement of Bishops Vann, Farrell, Deshotel, and Seitz (January 27)
Bishops of Dallas and Fort Worth

Statement from Bishop Michael Driscoll, Bishop of Boise (January 27)

Statement from Bishop Gerald Barbarito, Bishop of Palm Beach (January 26) 

Statement from Archbishop Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services (January 26)

"The Bell is Tolling" (January 25, 2012)
Bishop James D. Conley, S.T.L., Apostolic Administrator, Archdiocese of Denver

Letter from Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix (January 25)

Statement from Bishop William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre (February 10)

ArchbishopThomas Wenski, Archbishop of Miami responds to HHS 'compromise' (February 10)

Letter from Bishop Roger P. Morin, D.D., Bishop of Biloxi (February 8)

A letter from Bishop Donald W. Trautman, S.T.D., S.S.L., Bishop o Erie (February 8)

Letter from Bishop Blase J. Cupich, Bishop of Spokane (February 7)

Statement from Archbishop J. Peter Sartain,  Archbishop of Seattle and Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, M.Sp.S., Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle (February 7)

A Bold Attack on Conscience and Religious Liberty (February 5) Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, S.T.L., D.D., Archbishop of Oklahoma City

Statement from Bishop Robert Lynch, St. Petersburg (February 4)

HHS Rule – Educate and Take Action (February 3)
Richard Edmund Pates, Bishop of Des Moines

Statement from Bishop John Kinney, Bishop of St. Cloud (February 3)

Response from Bishop Richard F. Stika, Bishop of Knoxville (February 2)

Statement from Bishop Daniel E. Flores, Bishop of Brownsville (February 2) 

Statement from Bishop Thomas Tobin, Bishop of Providence (February 2)

Statement from Bishop Patrick J. McGrath, Bishop of San Jose (February 1)

Statement from Archbishop Henry Mansell, Archbishop of Hartford (February 1)

HHS decision stifles religious freedom (February 1)
Bishop Gerald Barnes, Bishop of San Bernardino

Letter to the Faithful Regarding Religious Liberty and HHS Regulations (February 1)
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, D.D., Archbishop of Louisville

The HHS Mandate for Contraception/Sterilization Coverage: An Attack on Rights of Conscience (February 1) Bishop John Quinn, Bishop of Winona

Bishop Foys,  Bishop of Covington, decries mandatory contraceptive coverage in health insurance ruling (February 1) 

Statement on Conscience Protection in Health Care and Religious Liberty (February 1) Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston

Message from Bishop Wall, Bishop of Gallup (February 1)

Bishop seeks efforts to overturn HHS ruling on health insurance coverage (February 1) Bishop Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg

Obama Administration: Catholic Conscience Not to be Tolerated (February 1) Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D, Bishop of Paterson

Statement from Bishop Lawrence E. Brandt, Bishop of Greensburg (February 1)

Decision unchanged on HHS exemptions (February 1)
Bishop David A. Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburgh

Statement from Bishop Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop of Stockton (February 1)

Statement from Bishop Frank Dewane, Bishop of Venice, FL (January 31)

New HHS ruling violates our First Amendment rights (January 29) Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield

The Jesus mandate vs. Obama’s mandate (January 27)
Bishop William E. Lori, Bishop of Bridgeport

U.S. government is redefining 'freedom of religion' (January 28) Bishop Anthony Taylor, Bishop of Little Rock

Bishop Libasci, Bishop of Manchester joins NH Catholic Institutions in Denouncing Obama Administration Mandate (January 26)

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln (January 26)

Bishop Salvatore R. Matano, Bishop of Burlington (January 26)

An Amazing Announcement (January 20)
Bishop Robert Lynch , Bishop of St. Petersburg

U.S. Bishops Vow to Fight HHS Edict (January 20)




Faith and Freedom First Coalition (February 15)

NRLC Urges Senate to Adopt Blunt Amendment to Protect Conscience Rights (February 14)

Statement from National Right to Life Committee: Obama paves way for abortion mandate (February 10)

FRC Action: Legislation Protecting Conscience is Needed for the Obamacare Contraceptive Coverage Mandate  

Don't Be Deceived! Evil Obama Policy Now Even MORE Evil! (February 10)  (Jimmy Akin, National Catholic Register)

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