Last updated on: 6/20/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Biography

Position:
Con to the question "Is the ACLU Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“If the pro-choice leadership has its way, Catholic hospitals will be denied the opportunity to treat the poor, unless they choose to provide abortion-inducing drugs…. If NARAL and Planned Parenthood and the ACLU have their way, nominees for appointment to high judicial office will have no choice at all in the matter of abortion, nor will members of the U.S. Senate have a choice in voting on such nominees.”

USCCB, Jan. 23, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Other
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is an assembly of the hierarchy of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands who jointly exercise certain pastoral functions on behalf of the Christian faithful of the United States. The purpose of the Conference is to promote the greater good which the Church offers humankind, especially through forms and programs of the apostolate fittingly adapted to the circumstances of time and place. This purpose is drawn from the universal law of the Church and applies to the episcopal conferences which are established all over the world for the same purpose.”

“About Us,” www.usccb.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Mission:

“Its purposes under civil law are: “To unify, coordinate, encourage, promote and carry on Catholic activities in the United States; to organize and conduct religious, charitable and social welfare work at home and abroad; to aid in education; to care for immigrants; and generally to enter into and promote by education, publication and direction the objects of its being.”

“About Us,” www.usccb.org (accessed Oct. 11, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit Corporation
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