Notre Dame: Contraception decision “based on ‘Catholic’ principles”

Notre Dame: Contraception decision “based on ‘Catholic’ principles”

[With “Catholic principles” such as those, who needs un-Catholic ones?]

From  CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY REPORT CARD:  February 5, 2018

While some University of Notre Dame students, faculty, and alumni are publicly criticizing the university administration’s decision to continue insurance coverage for sterilizations, contraceptives, and abortifacients, the university is shamefully arguing that the coverage is “based on Catholic principles.”

CatholicPhilly.com reports that Paul Brown, Notre Dame vice president for public affairs and communications, said the university originally sued the HHS in 2011 because the mandate “violated the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and the First Amendment,” thus opening the door for further government interference in Catholic institutions.

“The successful resolution of our case,” Browne said, allowed the university “to fashion policies free from government interference that are based on Catholic principles, yet which seek to respect the plurality of religious traditions and convictions of over 5,000 employees that work at the university.”

So, having our country’s best-known Catholic university offer contraceptive and abortifacient coverage to employees is “based on Catholic principles”? In short, Notre Dame fought for the religious right to do the wrong thing.

Thus far the bishops have not joined the students, faculty, and alumni speaking out against this, a marked contrast to their public opposition to Notre Dame’s decision to honor President Obama a decade ago?

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