Tag Archive: US Conference of Catholic Bishops

Jul 16 2014

I never can keep my temper when reading a bishop

The bishops are still demanding more and more and yet more theocracy. They think the US should simply be run by the Vatican, period; nothing less will do. They hate anything that’s not total enslavement by the imaginary god and its loathsome minions. Despite the recent Hobby Lobby court victory, Bishop James D. Conley of …

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Dec 09 2013

The lies bishops tell

The president of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, archbishop Joseph Kurtz, issued a statement on the ACLU lawsuit on Friday. It’s the predictable pack of lies from the episcopal sack of shit. Yes that’s harsh language but the sack of shit is lying in defense of his vile organization’s insistence on forcing women to die of …

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Dec 05 2013

The only hospital in Muskegon County

Let’s take a look at Tamesha Means v United States Conference of Catholic Bishops [pdf]. Plaintiff Tamesha Means brings this negligence action against the United States Conference for Catholic Bishops and others for promulgating and implementing directives that cause pregnant women who are suffering from a miscarriage to be denied appropriate medical care, including information …

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Dec 04 2013

This kind of infection kills women

Dr Jen Gunter says the doctors at that Catholic hospital in Michigan should be sued along with the bishops. This case happened at Mercy Health Partners,, a Catholic hospital in Muskegon, Mich. What makes it even worse is that Ms. Means is one of four women to suffer the same negligent care with ruptured membranes before viability …

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Dec 03 2013

ACLU Sues Bishops on Behalf of Pregnant Woman Denied Care at Catholic Hospital

The ACLU has a press release on its lawsuit against the bishops, so I can just publish the whole thing here for your enlightenment and discussion. ACLU Sues Bishops on Behalf of Pregnant Woman Denied Care at Catholic Hospital Suit Claims Religious Directives Put Women’s Health at Risk December 2, 2013 CONTACT: 212-549-2666; [email protected] NEW …

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Dec 03 2013


Yesssssssssss. It’s about fucking time. USA Today: Woman sues over Catholic hospitals’ abortion rule DETROIT — A Michigan woman is taking on the nation’s Catholic hospitals in federal court, alleging they are forcing pregnant women in crisis into having painful miscarriages rather than terminate the pregnancy — and not giving them any options. The Muskegon …

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Mar 09 2013

No VAW Act for you

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops covers itself with glory again by finding stupid pettifogging reactionary reasons to refuse (officially, publicly, in a statemently) to support the Violence Against Women Act. Anything to be conspicuous, eh guys? The chairmen of four committees and one subcommittee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a …

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Dec 06 2012

Shut up and obey

In writing that post I turned up this item from The Catholic Phoenix a couple of years ago. It’s special. Denys Powlett-Jones is commenting on the leaking of the bishop’s infamous letter to Catholic Healthcare West by the Arizona Republic. It is also no surprise that it is C(INO)HW who has decided to fight this …

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Nov 19 2012

But it’s not just Ireland

Ann Marie Hourihane has an interesting piece in the Irish Times on how awkward it is for her to be in the US right now, because of all the shocked questions about how that hospital could have let Savita Halappanavar die rather than perform an abortion to complete the miscarriage that was already happening. Perhaps …

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Nov 16 2012

Part 3 of the Legion of Death’s “Directives”

The instructions. Prenatal diagnosis is not permitted when undertaken with the intention of aborting an unborn child with a serious defect. No matter what the defect. No matter how unable the parents are to deal with an infant born to suffer and then die. No matter how much futile suffering is in store for the infant. Those …

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