Bishops Studying Initial White House Movement on Religious Liberty

February 10, 2012 Updated Feb 10, 2012 at 5:42 PM EDT

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Bishops Studying Initial White House Movement on Religious Liberty

February 10, 2012 Updated Feb 10, 2012 at 5:42 PM EDT

Washington D.C. (WKBW release) -- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops sees initial opportunities in preserving the principle of religious freedom after President Obama’s announcement Friday.

But the Conference continues to express concerns. “While there may be an openness to respond to some of our concerns, we reserve judgment on the details until we have them,”  Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, president of USCCB said in a news release.

The statement from the USCCB is below:

“The past three weeks have witnessed a remarkable unity of Americans from all religions or none at all worried about the erosion of religious freedom and governmental intrusion into issues of faith and morals,” he said.

“Today’s 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,” Cardinal-designate Dolan said. “We hope to work with the Administration to guarantee that Americans’ consciences and our religious freedom are not harmed by these regulations.”