Still unclear on why the U.S. bishops have taken such a strong stand against the U.S. Health and Human Services Department contraceptive mandate? This video should clear it up — in 15 seconds. Share it with your friends who still don’t understand. Learn more at the archdiocesan website.

J.D. Long-Garcia is the former editor of The Catholic Sun. He joined the staff in 2004. J.D., a lay Dominican, studied journalism and psychology at Arizona State University, philosophy at the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, and theology at the Graduate Theological Union. He's taught classes at the Kino Institute, worked as an outreach intern at All Saints Catholic Newman Center, led a deanery confirmation program in Berkeley, Calif., and served as a catechist for children of various ages. He was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.


  1. The 15 seconds makes sense to you and me, but most ‘Catholics’ could care less. Most ‘Catholics’ use birth control and don’t go to Mass. Peace amigos………….JO

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