Jul 10, 2013 — Three years ago, the Catholic Health Association, whose members run hospitals and nursing homes across the country, backed passage of the federal health law. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which represents the hierarchy of the church, opposed it. The groups remain divided over the law's requirement for most employer-based health insurance plans to provide women with contraceptives.
May 31, 2012 — The policy was crafted under then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan, now a cardinal and a leading Catholic figure in the U.S.
Feb 17, 2012 — E.J. Dionne and David Brooks debated the issue of religious freedom versus the Obama Administration's insurance mandate and both sided with the Catholic bishops. But as some listeners complained, neither is a woman. We looked at the gender voices in all of NPR's coverage on the issue. Read on.
Feb 7, 2012 — The new poll suggested that Mitt Romney might be "playing with fire," according to the polling firm's director, by opposing the rule since a plurality of voters, including Catholics, said his stance would make them less likely to vote for him.