Vatican US Contraception

February 14, 2012 - 10:25 AM
Archbishop of New York, Timothy Dolan, gestures during an interview at the North American College in Rome, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012. The top U.S. bishop has vowed legislative and court challenges to President Barack Obama's compromise on exempting religiously affiliated employers from paying directly for birth control for their workers. Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that while Obama's about-face Friday initially sparked glimmers of hope in the Catholic Church, it ended up being a "hill of beans." (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)