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Women religious gather outside the US Supreme Court in Washington (CNS)

Attorney representing Little Sisters of the Poor is ‘optimistic’ some or all of the Affordable Care Act will be repealed

Data from Denmark showed that those on the Pill were more likely to be prescribed an antidepressant than non-users (PA)

It has been many decades since the publication of Humanae Vitae, but it seems more prophetic than ever

Attendees listen to the release at the Catholic University of America of the statement reaffirming 'Humanae Vitae' (CNS)

The signatories, who include the papal theologian, say the teaching set out in Humanae Vitae is in accord with the Bible and nature

Visitors walk past the US Supreme Court building in Washington DC (CNS)

The bishops said the rights of people with religious objections to contraception should be protected

Cardinal Raymond Burke (PA)

The cardinal said the devil tries to sow doubt in Catholics’ minds about defending human life publicly

President-elect Rodrigo Duterte campaigning earlier this year (AP)

Rodrigo Duterte reiterated his belief that three children should be the maximum number for families

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The justices have asked the lower courts to take another look at the issue

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The nuns are one of several groups arguing that contraceptive mandate would oblige them to violate their consciences

Nuns of the Little Sisters of The Poor rally outside the Supreme Court (PA)

The order is asking to be exempt from US government regulations obliging them to provide birth control

Pope Francis: 'It can happen that under the name of virtue, "splendid vices" are masked'

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