Last February, we received 607 gifts, but fell short. This year we need 700. We have 3 to go—donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Federal courts issue split decisions on HHS mandate

Catholic World News - December 23, 2013

On December 19 and 20, federal courts issued split decisions on the HHS mandate, which compels most employers to offer insurance coverage that covers contraception, sterilization, and some abortifacients.

Retired law professor Howard Fineman noted on the Religion Clause blog that courts ruled in favor of Thomas Aquinas College, Legatus (an organization of Catholic business executives), and the Southern Baptist Convention’s GuideStone Financial Resources in their efforts for relief against the mandate.

Courts ruled against Priests for Life, the University of Notre Dame, the Archdiocese of Washington, and archdiocesan co-plaintiff Catholic University of America.

The conflicting decisions in federal courts increase the likelihood-- already high-- that the issue will ultimately be settled by the US Supreme Court.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our February expenses ($6,729 to go):
$35,000.00 $28,270.54
19% 81%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 1 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: Biscjim - Dec. 23, 2013 5:01 PM ET USA

    What is CWN thinking. The Supreme Court may ultimately consider this issue, but how can a Catholic cede to them the right to settle it.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Two good publishers, six new books for Lent 18 hours ago
Another awkward 'clarification' from the Vatican February 25
Former Israeli ambassador explains how to make 'two-state solution' realistic February 25
Solidarity Campaign: Going well, thanks! And how can you help? February 25
Considering the World of Film February 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5