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McGurn on the HHS-mandate lawsuit, Notre Dame's involvement, and Obama's problem with Catholic voters

May 29, 2012

Wall Street Journal columnist William McGurn applauds the decision by the University of Notre Dame to join in the lawsuit against the HHS contraceptive mandate. McGurn points out that with Notre Dame among the plaintiffs, it is impossible to charge that the suit is being filed only by conservative groups hostile to President Obama; after all, Notre Dame’s administration has been roundly condemned by conservatives for inviting Obama to speak at commencement.

McGurn goes on to discuss the widening gap between the Obama administration and Catholic voters. He notes that in the past, Democratic presidential candidates (including Obama) have formed campaign efforts to reach out specifically to Catholics. “The lack of prominence of a similar Catholic effort today points to the obvious: Where can Joe Biden or other Catholic surrogates go where they will not now be on the defensive?”


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  • Posted by: unum - May. 29, 2012 6:39 PM ET USA

    Most notable in McGurn's column is the account of ND resident leftist, Teddy Hesburgh, joining forces with SanFran Nan Pelosi to suborn an Indiana pro-life member of Congress during the Obamacare debacle. Teddy has been making deals with the progressive Democrats since JFK's days with little regard to the teachings of the Church. It is good to see ND acting with the Church instead of with Hesburgh's progressive Democrats.