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Faith in the 2012 Election Faith in the 2012 Election
Religion emerged as an important issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The personal religious identity of President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Governor...

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The Catholic Church in US Politics The Catholic Church in US Politics
With nearly a quarter of citizens of the United States professing to be Catholic, the Catholic Church has continued and expanded efforts to shape both the opinions of...
Commentary on the Election Commentary on the Election
This collection gathers together key statements from politicians, campaign officials, journalists, and others as they analyze and react to the role of religion in the 2012...

Anthony Picarello, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ associate general secretary and general counsel, and Michael Moses, associate general counsel, on the Obama Administration’s Healthcare Compromise

May 15, 2012
We believe that this mandate is unjust and unlawful—it is bad health policy, and because it entails an element of government coercion against conscience, it creates a religious freedom problem. These moral and legal problems are compounded by an extremely narrow exemption that intrusively and unlawfully carves up the religious community into those that are deemed 'religious enough' for an exemption, and those that are not.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is a national assembly of Roman Catholic bishops in the United States who cooperate to address major social issues, coordinate charitable and educational efforts, interact with other...