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New lawsuits against HHS mandate

Catholic World News - December 04, 2013

In separate lawsuits filed on December 3, the University of Notre Dame and the Fellowship of Catholic University Students challenged the constitutionality of the HHS mandate.

Referring to “accommodations” to religious institutions offered earlier this year, the University of Notre Dame’s president, Father John Jenkins, said that “the government’s accommodations would require us to forfeit our rights, to facilitate and become entangled in a program inconsistent with Catholic teaching and to create the impression that the university cooperates with and condones activities incompatible with its mission,” the Associated Press reported.

“The US government mandate, therefore, requires Notre Dame to do precisely what its sincerely held religious beliefs prohibit — pay for, facilitate access to, and/or become entangled in the provision of objectionable products and services or else incur crippling sanctions,” the university’s lawsuit stated.

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  • Posted by: filioque - Dec. 04, 2013 10:14 PM ET USA

    Will Notre Dame rescind the honorary degree it gave to President Obama?

  • Posted by: unum - Dec. 04, 2013 6:34 PM ET USA

    Notre Dame and Fr. Jenkins sue President Obama over Obamacare! Does anyone else see the irony here? But the good news is that the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (that's the same young guys and gals that the President is hoping will pay for his health care fiasco) challenged the constitutionality of the HHS mandate. Perhaps the President's HHS mandates will fall of their own weight with a nudge by the Holy Spirit!

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