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43 Catholic institutions file suits over HHS mandate
Hot Air ^ | 5/21/12 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 05/21/2012 9:18:10 AM PDT by Nachum

Today’s Roman Catholic calendar lists May 21st as the feast day of St. Christopher Magallanes, a martyr killed for celebrating Mass during the Cristero War in Mexico. Perhaps Catholics today may want to recall St. Thomas More — the patron saint of lawyers, who was executed for refusing to agree to a mandate that gave Henry VIII the prerogative of defining religious expression in England. Dozens of Catholic institutions filed lawsuits today against the Department of Health and Human Services over its mandate and its narrow definition of religious practice:

Catholic archdioceses and institutions filed suit in federal district courts across the country Monday against the so-called contraception mandate, claiming their “fundamental rights hang in the balance.”

The plaintiffs include a host of schools and organizations, including the University of Notre Dame and the Archdiocese of New York. The lawsuits, though related, were filed individually.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bhohealthcare; catholic; catholiccolleges; institutions; lawsuit; mandate; proaborts; suits
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1 posted on 05/21/2012 9:18:19 AM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

2 posted on 05/21/2012 9:19:46 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at
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To: Nachum

OK... Notre Dame *is* unexpected.

Unelect Pres__ent Obama! Exorcise your right to vote!

3 posted on 05/21/2012 9:27:19 AM PDT by dangus
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To: Nachum
Let me say very clearly what this lawsuit is not about: it is not about preventing women from having access to contraception, nor even about preventing the Government from providing such services. Many of our faculty, staff and students — both Catholic and non-Catholic — have made conscientious decisions to use contraceptives. As we assert the right to follow our conscience, we respect their right to follow theirs. And we believe that, if the Government wishes to provide such services, means are available that do not compel religious organizations to serve as its agents. Fr. John Jenkins -- Notre Dame

Is that an example of "having your cake and eating it too"? Why should somebody else pay for Notre Dame's abortions and prophylactics? All the while they sit there smugly and claim to be so "Catholic". As a Catholic, this makes me mad. Is it moral, or not? If not, why should Notre Dame encourage ANYBODY to use these services?

4 posted on 05/21/2012 9:35:18 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Nachum

Guess they should have demanded everyone read it so they would know what was in it as opposed to passing it to know what’s in it.

5 posted on 05/21/2012 10:06:53 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: dangus

“The Power of Christ Compels YOU...The Power of Christ Compels YOU!!!” (a little play on the Exorcist film, haha)

You know...What we need is one of those old school nuns to whack Obama on the hand with a ruler...

I’d pay money to see that...

6 posted on 05/21/2012 10:10:43 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends's how thin it is.)
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BTW, it doesn’t say which “institutions” for the most part...Notre Dame is noted, but I am wondering if it is the hospitals and other Catholic run healthcare facilities, or are the Arch-Diocese’s them selves filing suit???

I’m not a Catholic, but the Cardinal down here in the Houston-Galveston Diocese is a right stand up guy as far as I am concerned...

He calls me his favorite political heathen...In a joking way...He is very conservative, politically speaking...

I told him when the Obamacare thing was in high gear what he thought about the issue...And he is not for it in any way, shape or form...

I thought he should consider closing the facilities (in his Diocese) till cooler heads prevail...

I recall he didn’t oppose the idea, but he did say it might hurt more people than help...I agreed, but it certainly puts his church between a rock and a hard place...

Makes me a little angry just remembering how hard this is all going to be when the rubber hits the road...

God is watching us though...

7 posted on 05/21/2012 10:21:22 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends's how thin it is.)
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