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December 14, 1987
New York's Cardinal John J. O'Connor said that he would not allow instruction about condoms in AIDS education programs in schools, hospitals and youth programs of his archdiocese despite backing of such programs by fellow clerics.
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February 10, 2001 | Religion News Service
If you're wondering what film to see this weekend, the U.S. Catholic bishops hope you see "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," their pick as the top film of 2000. The U.S. Catholic Conference, the social policy arm of the bishops' conference, reviewed 240 movies and announced its top choices.
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July 25, 1992 | From Religious News Service
The head of the United States Catholic Conference on Wednesday defended a recent Vatican document that justifies discrimination against homosexuals, but also assured homosexuals that local bishops will work to safeguard their rights. Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati, president of the conference, said in a prepared statement issued in Washington that bishops will evaluate local laws aimed at extending civil rights for homosexuals with the Vatican document in mind.
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March 13, 1993 | From Religious News Service
After two years of opposition, the U.S. Catholic Conference said Wednesday it will support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The change virtually ensures swift passage of the proposed act, which is at the top of the agenda of most religious and civil liberties lobbyists in Washington. The U.S. Catholic Conference, based here, is the social policy arm of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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May 9, 1986 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
Accusing the Catholic Church of making a "travesty" and a "game" of the judicial process, a federal judge Thursday held the National Conference of Catholic Bishops and the U.S. Catholic Conference in contempt of court and fined them $50,000 a day each for refusing to turn over documents to an abortion rights group. The fines are to begin next Monday. Church-state scholars said that U.S. District Judge Robert L.
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September 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Labor unions, resented by totalitarian states and sometimes by corporate managers, are regarded by most historic churches as buttressing the rights and dignity of ordinary workers. Their entitlement to organize and negotiate contractual standards also have become protected by law in democratic countries. That point was underlined in the 1989 Labor Day message of the U.S. Catholic Conference. It cited a particularly dramatic modern example--the union-spawned turn to democracy in Poland.
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February 10, 2001 | Religion News Service
If you're wondering what film to see this weekend, the U.S. Catholic bishops hope you see "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon," their pick as the top film of 2000. The U.S. Catholic Conference, the social policy arm of the bishops' conference, reviewed 240 movies and announced its top choices.
NEWS
December 15, 1987 | MARK I. PINSKY and DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writers
The Catholic bishop of Orange County added his voice Monday to a chorus of concern about the wording of last week's statement by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the use of condoms and AIDS education. "I don't like things that are imprecise or ambivalent," said Bishop Norman F. McFarland of Orange County, describing his opposition to the language although not the basic thrust of the paper that won the bishops' approval.
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June 5, 1987 | Associated Press
A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld a contempt of court ruling against the nation's Roman Catholic bishops for refusing to release records demanded in a suit by a pro-abortion group. In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a May, 1986, ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Carter that held the U.S. Catholic Conference and the National Conference of Catholic Bishops in civil contempt.
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January 4, 1989 | From the Washington Post
The Cuban government has pledged to free the remaining 225 prisoners it has recognized as political, including 44 it previously described as too dangerous to release, according to a senior Cuban official and Western diplomats. The promise was conveyed in recent weeks from President Fidel Castro to the U.S. Catholic Conference, which has been pressing since 1985 for the prisoners' release, the diplomats said.
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July 25, 1992 | From Religious News Service
The head of the United States Catholic Conference on Wednesday defended a recent Vatican document that justifies discrimination against homosexuals, but also assured homosexuals that local bishops will work to safeguard their rights. Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk of Cincinnati, president of the conference, said in a prepared statement issued in Washington that bishops will evaluate local laws aimed at extending civil rights for homosexuals with the Vatican document in mind.
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September 2, 1989 | From Associated Press
Labor unions, resented by totalitarian states and sometimes by corporate managers, are regarded by most historic churches as buttressing the rights and dignity of ordinary workers. Their entitlement to organize and negotiate contractual standards also have become protected by law in democratic countries. That point was underlined in the 1989 Labor Day message of the U.S. Catholic Conference. It cited a particularly dramatic modern example--the union-spawned turn to democracy in Poland.
NEWS
January 4, 1989 | From the Washington Post
The Cuban government has pledged to free the remaining 225 prisoners it has recognized as political, including 44 it previously described as too dangerous to release, according to a senior Cuban official and Western diplomats. The promise was conveyed in recent weeks from President Fidel Castro to the U.S. Catholic Conference, which has been pressing since 1985 for the prisoners' release, the diplomats said.
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April 19, 1988 | DAVID G. SAVAGE, Times Staff Writer
The Supreme Court, displaying further interest in the rights of unwed fathers, said Monday that it will decide whether an unmarried father had a right to gain custody of a child who had been placed in an adoptive family. The case, to be heard in the fall, calls on the justices to balance the interests of the child against the rights of parents to have custody of their offspring.
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December 22, 1987 | JOHN DART, Times Religion Writer
The Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese on Monday released a five-sentence revision of a controversial church policy paper on acquired immune deficiency syndrome, saying flatly that it cannot endorse public health recommendations on condoms to prevent the spread of the disease. Archbishop Roger M. Mahony had announced last Tuesday that a 30-page paper issued by the administrative board of the bishops' U.S. Catholic Conference on Dec. 10 would become the official policy of the 2.
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December 15, 1987 | MARK I. PINSKY and DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writers
The Catholic bishop of Orange County added his voice Monday to a chorus of concern about the wording of last week's statement by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on the use of condoms and AIDS education. "I don't like things that are imprecise or ambivalent," said Bishop Norman F. McFarland of Orange County, describing his opposition to the language although not the basic thrust of the paper that won the bishops' approval.
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March 13, 1993 | From Religious News Service
After two years of opposition, the U.S. Catholic Conference said Wednesday it will support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The change virtually ensures swift passage of the proposed act, which is at the top of the agenda of most religious and civil liberties lobbyists in Washington. The U.S. Catholic Conference, based here, is the social policy arm of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops.
NEWS
December 14, 1987
New York's Cardinal John J. O'Connor said that he would not allow instruction about condoms in AIDS education programs in schools, hospitals and youth programs of his archdiocese despite backing of such programs by fellow clerics.
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