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Catholic Charities USA calls today’s Presidential Executive Order about Religious Freedom a Step in the Right Direction

Sister Donna Markham OP, PhD, president and CEO of Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) indicated that today’s announcement by the Administration on religious freedom is a step in the right direction.

“Catholic Charities USA welcomes the Administration’s commitment to protect and promote religious liberty and its addressing of the Health and Human Services’ contraceptive mandate,” stated Sister Donna.

Catholic Charities USA looks forward to reviewing the details of the Executive Order and is hopeful that its application will allow Catholic Charities agencies to continue to serve all their clients in accordance with their inherent dignity while at the same time preserving the freedom of these agencies to serve in conformity with our beliefs. 

  • About Catholic Charities

    Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA), a member of Caritas Internationalis, is the national office for the Catholic Charities ministry nationwide. CCUSA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 8 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. 

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