HHS defunds another Catholic agency Admin Thursday, October 20, 2011 The Department of Health and Human Services has suspended support for the U.S. Catholic Migration and Refugee Service, probably because of its refusal to offer abortion and contraception. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.