At 11 a.m. Eastern time today, 43 Catholic dioceses and organizations — including Our Sunday Visitor and the University of Notre Dame — filed religious liberty lawsuits against the federal government in a dozen different jurisdictions around the country.It may all be moot if the Court strikes down the entire law, but if it doesn't, this case will go forward.
At issue are regulations that require Catholic organizations, employers and insurers to provide or facilitate abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization and contraception — in violation of their consciences.
Equally troubling is the extreme narrowness of the government’s new test for determining which religious organizations are exempt from this mandate — which would appear to exclude Catholic schools, health care facilities, charities and others like Our Sunday Visitor.
In 2009 Obama was the commencement speaker at Notre Dame. I wonder if this makes them the first school to sue a former commencement speaker?
Now, if they would just do something about politicians and celebrities who claim to be Catholic while at the same time supporting abortion...