CNS: Catholic Colleges Urge HHS to Rescind ‘Direct Violation’ of Religious Liberty

From the Cardinal Newman Society:

Faithful Catholic Colleges Urge HHS to
Rescind ‘Direct Violation’ of Religious Liberty

Joined together by their firm commitment to strong Catholic identity and fidelity to Catholic teaching, 19 Catholic colleges, universities and online programs partnered today with The Cardinal Newman Society and Catholic faculty in a last-chance appeal to the Obama administration to rescind its illegal health insurance mandate and regulations that violate religious freedom.

This is the second such appeal organized by The Cardinal Newman Society’s Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education and authored by attorney Matthew Bowman of the Alliance Defense Fund. Joining the Center and 18 colleges in the letter is the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, a national association of Catholic professors and scholars.


Signers include:
The Cardinal Newman Society’s Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education
Aquinas College in Nashville, Tennessee
Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas
Catholic Distance University in Hamilton, Virginia
Christendom College in Front Royal, Virginia
College of Saint Mary Magdalen in Warner, New Hampshire
College of Saints John Fisher and Thomas More in Fort Worth, Texas
DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania
Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut
Holy Spirit College in Atlanta, Georgia
Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program in San Francisco, California
John Paul the Great Catholic University in San Diego, California
Mexican American Catholic College in San Antonio, Texas
Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland
St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Oklahoma
Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California
Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, New Hampshire
University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota
University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas
Wyoming Catholic College in Lander, Wyoming
Society of Catholic Social Scientists in Steubenville, Ohio

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  1. jimsantafe says:

    What a wonderful list of true Catholic colleges! What a scandal the absence of the big name “Catholic” colleges!! Where are Georgetown and Notre Dame? Where are Boston College and Holy Cross? Where are the bishops who allow these entirely secular institutions to abuse the name “Catholic?”

  2. AnAmericanMother says:

    A big oooRAH! for Holy Spirit College.

    “It is, sir, as I have said, a small college, and yet there are those who love her.”

    – h/t to Dan’l Webster.

  3. Giuseppe says:

    Not a single Jesuit college.

  4. ndmom says:

    In case you missed the announcement, Notre Dame and other Catholic organizations have filed lawsuits against the HHS mandate.

  5. Moro says:

    I’m glad to see this along with the lawsuits filed last week. I had previously stated that Franciscan University’s refusal to offer student coverage was not enough, but I failed to acknowledge such a suit might be in the works. I’m glad to see lots of Catholic Schools and diocese are stepping up to the plate and fighting this unjust policy. Too bad not all of them are.

  6. Hidden One says:

    jimsantafe, ndmom,

    As far as I can tell, Note Dame has been handling this issue quite well and deserves both praise and (prayer) support.

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