Comments for: Catholic dioceses, colleges sue over Obama mandate

Posted May 21, 2012, at 7 p.m.

NEW YORK — Roman Catholic leaders opened a new front against the Obama administration mandate that employers provide workers birth control coverage, filing federal lawsuits Monday on behalf of dioceses, schools and health care agencies that argued the requirement violates religious freedom. Among the plaintiffs is the University of Notre …

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  • While I dislike the Catholic church overall, I can see how the government mandating health-related coverage and procedures is a foot in the door to the government gaining more leverage over our personal lives based on this type of ruling in the future.

    I suggest that instead of trying to make the Catholic church comply with some type of silly law, change providers. Get the Catholic church out of politics. Run an anti-Catholic campaign if it makes you feel warm and fuzzy. Do anything but propose a new law that mandates people comply with the government. You’re only empowering career politicians if you do, and that isn’t good for anyone.

  • Anonymous

    “Among the plaintiffs is the University of Notre Dame, which in February had praised President Barack Obama for pledging to accommodate religious groups and find a way to soften the rule. Notre Dame president, the Rev. John Jenkins, said the school had since decided to sue because “progress has not been encouraging” in talks with administration officials.” Wow for Notre Dame to be involved in this lawsuit it must be a dangerous mandate.

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