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Press Release: NETWORK Responds to Vatican Report

We are deeply puzzled by the findings in the Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), which were just released by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Regrets Sen. Snowe’s Retirement Decision

We have been greatly concerned in recent years about the growing partisan divide on Capitol Hill, which has made it far more difficult to pass reasonable legislation. Senator Snowe, as a Republican moderate, gave us hope that some of the polarization might be overcome, and her retirement makes achieving that goal harder. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s Executive Director and U.S. Catholic Sisters Sign Amicus Brief to Supreme Court Supporting Medicaid Expansion

Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK’s Executive Director, took a leadership role in organizing the distribution and signing of an amicus brief concerning Medicaid expansion, which was just filed in the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Praises New Agreement on Contraceptive Coverage

NETWORK applauds the administration’s accommodation of the religious conscience objections to the provision of insurance coverage for contraceptives to women at no cost to them.   Read more

Setting the Record Straight on Federal Funding for Catholic Organizations

Catholic groups and members of the Obama administration have had some disagreements in recent weeks, but we at NETWORK believe that some Catholic complaints have been exaggerated or misinformed.  Read more

NETWORK Calls for Dialog: DHHS Rule Provides for Unacceptable and Unintended Consequences

Read NETWORK's response to the administrative rule that will require most health insurance plans to cover contraceptive services. Read more

NETWORK Executive Director Signs Letter to Republican Candidates

Washington DC: NETWORK Executive Director Simone Campbell, SSS, joined with 40 other Catholic leaders in signing a letter to Republican candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. The letter challenges the candidates to refrain from ugly racial stereotyping and other forms of divisive rhetoric rooted in bigotry. Click above to read the full text and to learn who signed the letter. Read more

NETWORK Praises White House Appointment of Cecilia Muñoz

NETWORK today expressed strong approval of President Obama’s appointment of Cecilia Muñoz to the position of Director of the Domestic Policy Council.  Read more

Press Release: Campaign Launched to Address Extreme Wealth Gap in U.S.

NETWORK and NETWORK Education Program today announced the launch of a new campaign – called Mind the Gap! – designed to mobilize people across the country to address the crisis of the enormous wealth gap between a tiny fringe of super-rich Americans and most of the rest of the country. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Issues Statement on First Anniversary of Healthcare Reform

As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s signing into law of the Affordable Care Act, we also remind Congress and others that deliberate misinformation campaigns designed to promote repeal of the law are wrong in a democratic country that depends on accurate information. Read more

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