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. 


Patricia Cole, VP Communications


A member of Caritas Internationalis, Catholic Charities USA (CCUSA) is the national office for Catholic Charities agencies nationwide. Catholic Charities USA’s members provide help and create hope to more than 12 million people a year regardless of religious, social, or economic backgrounds. To learn more about CCUSA, please visit our website at