The following excerpts are from Catholic Culture's Catholic World News :
At the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ special October 14 Mass and Pilgrimage for Life and Liberty at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore lamented the massive loss of human life through abortion, denounced pro-abortion Catholic politicians, and rued the mounting “culture of oppression” against religious believers.
As the Obama administration faces dozens of lawsuits from Catholic and evangelical colleges, businesses and organizations forced to pay for abortion-causing drugs, President Barack Obama thumbed his nose at them.
Obama said on Friday that his administration has no plans to get rid of the controversial HHS mandate and that the mandate was one of the reasons for approving Obamacare in the first place. According to a CNS report: