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.
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. source
Fr. Jenkins of the University of Notre Dame comments here
The speaker who received an honorary doctor of laws degree at the University of Notre Dame’s 164th University Commencement Ceremony would not release a full statement.
But he did say how is that “sensible conscience clause” working out for you?