Cardinal-designate Dolan on the revised contraception regulations proposed by President Obama on Friday:
Todays decision to revise how individuals obtain services that are morally objectionable to religious entities and people of faith is a first step in the right direction.
Fr. John Jenkins, president of the University of Notre Dame:
The widespread concerns expressed by Catholics and people from other faiths have led today to a welcome step toward recognizing the freedom of religious institutions to abide by the principles that define their respective missions.
Fr. Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA, on Saturday:
We are hopeful that this is a step in the right direction and are committed to continuing our work to ensure that our religious institutions will continue to be granted the freedom to remain faithful to our beliefs, while also being committed to providing access to quality healthcare for our 70,000 employees and their families across the country.
Fr. Larry Snyder, on Friday:
This compromise enables Catholic Charities USA to not only continue to provide access to quality healthcare to its 70,000 employees and families across the country of many different faiths and backgrounds, but also guarantees the continued delivery of vital services to the more than 10 million people living in need across the country.