We must raise $3,183 by March 31st to pay critical bills. Essential to continue our mission. Donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Federal judge rejects Notre Dame's challenge to HHS mandate

Catholic World News - January 04, 2013

A federal judge in Indiana has dismissed the lawsuit brought by the University of Notre Dame against the contraceptive mandate in the Obama health-care policy.

Judge Robert Miller ruled that Notre Dame does not have standing to challenge the law because the university is not yet subject to the contraceptive mandate, and the Obama administration has promised some accommodation.

The judge’s ruling adds to a series of mixed decisions on the HHS mandate, strengthening the likelihood that the US Supreme Court will soon take up the case.

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 March expenses ($3,183 to go):
$35,000.00 $31,816.87
9% 91%
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 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: dagbat - Jan. 07, 2013 2:16 PM ET USA

    Any possible accomodation is nothing more than a ploy. The primary objective is still to banish all religion from the public arena, which of course would render the Catholic Church irrelevant. It would also be a major infringement of the Constitution which guarantees freedom of religion to all. The Catholic Church should be thinking ahead and preparing for the final battle which will be waged in the Supreme Court on broad Constitutional grounds.

  • Posted by: TheJournalist64 - Jan. 04, 2013 5:58 PM ET USA

    The accommodation so far is a bad joke. Now in a separate suit, the Justice dept has promised a revision, but I'll believe it when I see it. We must not forget that the ultimate objective of the secularists, as it has been since even before Voltaire, is the destruction of the Catholic Church.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Scientific Evidence for the Creator 11 hours ago
A request for help from our unregistered followers March 25
Catholic movie watching is more important than watching Catholic movies March 25
Cardinal Kasper: Will flattery get him somewhere? March 25
An ecclesiastical battle over Germany March 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope announces Jubilee: a Year of Mercy CWN - March 13