As Catholic Bishops meet to forge a common front against Barack Obama, Archbishop Dolan has warned the President's decision not to defend a ban on gay marriage could "precipitate a national conflict between Church and State of enormous proportions."
Media reports accusing the German Catholic episcopacy of involvement in publishing pornography are causing controversy. Reports say the German episcopacy is sole owner of the second largest publisher in Germany WELTBILD, a publisher of erotic literature.
Roman Catholic bishops in Europe have said they welcome the decision of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to ban the patenting of scientific techniques that use stem cells derived from human embryo.
Catholic bishops in the U.S. are worried about religious freedom in the country. They have decided to challenge President Barack Obama on what they say is his administration's assault on religious freedom.
The President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops has asked the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada to ensure the staff and volunteers of Elections Canada will be able to attend worship during Holy Week.
Roman Catholic leaders in the U.K. have warned that a proposed E.U. Directive could become an ”instrument of oppression.” The Bishops warned of danger to religious freedom in Europe, should the directive be passed.