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2014-01-24 20:21:04

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Archbishop Joseph E. 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. "The bishops of the...

Some Faith-Based Employers Must Cover Birth Control Starting in 2013
2012-01-21 05:13:54

Religiously-affiliated hospitals, universities, and other nonprofit organizations will have to pay for the birth-control coverage of their female employees, but they will be given an extra year to comply with the mandate, the Obama administration has ruled. According to Reuters, the decision, which was announced Friday by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, will not apply directly to churches, synagogues, mosques, temples or similar places of worship. Nor will it apply...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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