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For the record: USCCB statement and full list of plaintiffs

For the record, a summary of current events. From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:

WASHINGTON—Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), in a May 21 statement applauded 43 dioceses, hospitals, schools and church agencies for filing 12 lawsuits around the nation saying the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate violates religious freedom.

His statement follows.

“We have tried negotiation with the Administration and legislation with the Congress – and we’ll keep at it – but there's still no fix. Time is running out, and our valuable ministries and fundamental rights hang in the balance, so we have to resort to the courts now. Though the Conference is not a party to the lawsuits, we applaud this courageous action by so many individual dioceses, charities, hospitals and schools across the nation, in coordination with the law firm of Jones Day. It is also a compelling display of the unity of the Church in defense of religious liberty. It's also a great show of the diversity of the Church's ministries that serve the common good and that are jeopardized by the mandate – ministries to the poor, the sick, and the uneducated, to people of any faith or no faith at all.”

The complete list of plaintiffs in Monday's lawsuits is the following:

1.  D. District of Columbia Lawsuit
Archdiocese of Washington
Consortium of Catholic Academies
Archbishop Carroll High School
Catholic Charities of D.C.
The Catholic University of America

2.  E.D. New York 
Diocese of Rockville Centre
Catholic Health Services of Long Island
Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre
Archdiocese of N.Y.

3.  W.D. Pennsylvania (Erie Div.) 
Diocese of Erie
St. Martin Center
Prince of Peace Center

4.  W.D. Pennsylvania (Pitt. Div.) 
Diocese of Pittsburgh
Catholic Charities of Diocese of Pittsburgh
Catholic Cemeteries Association of Diocese of Pittsburgh

5.  N.D.Texas (Dallas Div.) 
Diocese of Dallas

6.  N.D.Texas (Fort Worth Div.) 
Diocese of Fort Worth

7.  S.D. Mississippi. (Gulfport Div.) 
Diocese of Jackson
Catholic Charities of Jackson
Vicksburg Catholic School
St. Joseph’s Catholic School
Diocese of Biloxi
De l’Epee Deaf Center Inc.
Catholic Social & Community Services Inc.
Resurrection Catholic School
Sacred Heart Catholic School
St. Dominic Health Services

8.  S.D. Ohio (Columbus Div.) 
Franciscan University of Steubenville
Michigan Catholic Conference

9.  N.D. Indiana (South Bend Div.) 
The University of Notre Dame

10.  N.D. Indiana (Fort Wayne Div.) 
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
Catholic Charities of Fort Wayne-South Bend
St. Anne Home
Franciscan Alliance
Our Sunday Visitor
University of St. Francis

11.  N.D. Illinois
Diocese of Joliet
Catholic Charities of Joliet
Diocese of Springfield
Catholic Charities of Springfield

12. E.D. Missouri (St. Louis Div.)
Archdiocese of St. Louis
Catholic Charities of St. Louis

[Source: Catholic University of America, via Card.Newman Society - cf. sidebar]