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EWTN files for emergency mandate relief with Supreme Court
Catholic World Report ^ | 6-27-2014

Posted on 06/27/2014 5:01:41 PM PDT by Citizen Zed

The EWTN Global Catholic Network has filed a motion for emergency relief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking for an injunction to bar enforcement of the federal contraception mandate.

Michael Warsaw, chairman and CEO of EWTN, explained that the network has already requested this protection with the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, “but that court has yet to respond to our petition.”

Without an injunction offering protection from the mandate, EWTN would be forced to comply with its demands starting July 1. As a result, the network filed its motion for emergency relief with the high court June 27.

“We are hopeful that the Supreme Court will grant EWTN protection from this onerous rule that would force us to provide contraception and abortion-inducing drugs as part of our employee health plan,” Warsaw said.

“As we have said repeatedly, these drugs and procedures are not health care and EWTN should not be forced to provide them or face over $35,000 per day in penalties to the government for refusing to do so.”

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KEYWORDS: catholic; contraceptionmandate; ewtn; religiousfreedom; scotus
Is there a government form to fill out in the confessional yet?
1 posted on 06/27/2014 5:01:41 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
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To: Citizen Zed

obama has instructed the 11th circuit not to respond until after july 1.


2 posted on 06/27/2014 5:19:51 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Citizen Zed

More of Obiwon’s War on Women, oops. I mean War on Nuns.

EWTN should ignore the mandate, and roll Mother Angelica up to the jail in her wheelchair. Now, that would get a few people’s attention!


3 posted on 06/27/2014 7:18:09 PM PDT by Gumdrop (~)
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To: Citizen Zed; NYer; Salvation
President B-O seems to have quite a number of lower courts and judges walking in lockstep with him, both on this B-O-care issue, and on same-sex "marriage".

Praying for EWTN and everyone else threatened by the disgraceful, tyrannical, anti-American provisions of this monstrosity of evil legislation called B-O-care.

4 posted on 06/27/2014 7:36:49 PM PDT by Heart-Rest ("Our hearts are restless, Lord, until they rest in Thee." - St. Augustine)
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To: Tax-chick; GregB; Berlin_Freeper; SumProVita; narses; bboop; SevenofNine; Ronaldus Magnus; tiki; ...

Catholic ping!


5 posted on 06/28/2014 5:39:36 AM PDT by NYer ("You are a puff of smoke that appears briefly and then disappears." James 4:14)
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To: Citizen Zed; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

6 posted on 06/28/2014 5:56:33 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: BuckeyeTexan; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

FReepers, your comments?


7 posted on 06/28/2014 6:48:49 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Citizen Zed

Best advice: the week kneed USCCB should make a blanket statement “All Roman Catholic organizations WILL NOT COMPLY with aspects of the ACA that WE deem to be against our religious tenants REGARDLESS of civil court rulings.”

Just be done with it. Start closing ALL the Catholic Hospital and charitable organizations today. Put the sick and poor out on the street. Let Obama care for them.

EWTN can show them the way and REFUSE TO COMPLY!


8 posted on 06/28/2014 6:58:30 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Salvation
We must resist - if we have to fade into the hills and caves, or wherever. We are now under attack - under persecution - that exceeds anything we have endured in centuries.

If the relief is not granted by the Court, EWTN should, appeal, seek a stay pendente lite, and refuse to comply with the statute, if denied.

We are Catholic Christians, and we stand for the Truth of God.



"Dia shábháil ar fad anseo!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

9 posted on 06/28/2014 7:03:28 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in Battle!)
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To: Salvation

Secede.


10 posted on 06/28/2014 7:22:32 PM PDT by Gluteus Maximus
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To: Jim from C-Town

In reading a book about Mother Angelica, the bishops would not help her so she struck out on her own.

They were not happy with her success.


11 posted on 06/28/2014 7:37:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Jim from C-Town

In reading a book about Mother Angelica, the bishops would not help her so she struck out on her own.

They were not happy with her success.


12 posted on 06/28/2014 7:38:13 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
This is a good example of why we needed staunch pro-life people in Congress. Only those who see abortion as the atrocity that it is would be appalled at the ACA mandate, and do something legislatively about it.

The courts are not supposed to be the last stop - the Legislative Branch is (according to Mark Levin).

This is the result of settling for the ‘lesser of two evils’. Best for Christians do what they gotta do now before it's too late.

13 posted on 06/28/2014 7:46:39 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: MichaelCorleone; Salvation

Yes!

Catholics and Bishops who have rather openly or covertly canoodled with Democrats (and/or their Godless platform) socially, politically, privately and inside the Conference, using their “staff”, have gravely erred and caused error in the Church.

We are suffering and reaping the consequences in the Church, in our Catholic owned businesses, and every organizational attachment to the Church.

I just pray it has not already caused insurmountable and catastrophic damage. We seem to have entertained fools too gladly.


14 posted on 06/28/2014 8:19:24 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK
I agree with you. The Catholic Church has been known to go along with the leftist teachings in some churches and schools...like, for instance, some Catholic schools do teach Common Core, and some of the churches do go along with oboma and his ideology. With some of the commentary from Pope Francis in recent months about “sharing your wealth, the money earned from the sweat of your brow, with the less fortunate, or something to that effect, was a turn off to me, and it concerned me. I'm hoping and praying that our next Pope will be like the late Pope John Paul II, a good man, a true Catholic who believed in freedom and liberty, a man who fought the Nazi's in WWII, while doing good works for those people suffering under the jack boot of Hitler in Poland.
15 posted on 06/28/2014 10:31:21 PM PDT by itssme
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To: ConorMacNessa

I agree. Delay, resist, obstruct, refuse to comply with any and all attempts by the enemy to destroy the Constitution, our liberty and freedom. We must be the freedom fighters for our time.


16 posted on 06/28/2014 10:35:04 PM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme

Thank you for your observations. I appreciate what you are saying. Me too.


17 posted on 06/28/2014 11:05:14 PM PDT by RitaOK ( VIVA CHRISTO REY / Public education is the farm team for more Marxists coming.)
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To: RitaOK

You’re welcome.


18 posted on 06/28/2014 11:21:38 PM PDT by itssme
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To: Salvation
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

The free exercise thereof, in this case, includes NOT providing abortion, abortifacients, nor contraceptives.

Simple enough for those not agenda driven nor befuddled by being in league with Satan (who would love nothing more than shutting down anything which spreads the Word of God).

Apart from the courts of man, there is a higher authority, and He will sit in judgement.

Regardless of what the courts or the Obama administration says, the mandate cannot be complied with.

19 posted on 06/29/2014 12:07:22 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Gumdrop

Not even the evil communist usurper in the White Hut could stand up to Mother Angelica.


20 posted on 06/29/2014 12:10:08 AM PDT by Rome2000
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To: Citizen Zed

Doesn’t this have the potential to be decided within the scope of the Hobby Lobby decision?

If it does, the only way I see this going forward is if the Hobby Lobby decision goes against Hobby Lobby.

I’m hoping that that decision goes for HL, for a huge number of reasons, but I doubt in my heart that it will. :(


21 posted on 06/29/2014 12:32:48 AM PDT by mountainbunny (Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens ~ J.R.R. Tolkien)
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To: Salvation
I don't think SCOTUS will grant the injunction because they are handing down Burwell v. Hobby Lobby on Monday. That decision (IMHO) will either force all employers to provide contraception or will allow employers to exempt themselves on the basis of religious liberty. The latter would suffice for this Catholic organization. I don't foresee a decision in which Hobby Lobby must provide contraception but Catholic organizations/charities do not, but IANAL either.
22 posted on 06/29/2014 3:42:45 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Jim from C-Town

‘Best advice: the week kneed USCCB should make a blanket statement “All Roman Catholic organizations WILL NOT COMPLY with aspects of the ACA that WE deem to be against our religious tenants REGARDLESS of civil court rulings.” ‘

Exactly.

But this July 1 deadhine and “tax” effectively shuts down EWTN. Does the $35,000 per day hit Catholic charities and hospitals on July 1?


23 posted on 06/29/2014 3:45:32 AM PDT by ReaganGeneration2
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To: Citizen Zed

Is there a government form to fill out in the confessional yet?

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Sheesh! Don’t give the progressives any ideas! Fees and taxes would be associated with such a form, of course.


24 posted on 06/29/2014 8:23:09 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Salvation

I pray the Lord will give all of us strength and grace in the coming great persecution. It’s going to get very nasty, I fear.


25 posted on 06/29/2014 8:24:25 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

+1


26 posted on 06/29/2014 8:25:32 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: ReaganGeneration2
Not complying means NOT PAYING ANY CIVIL FINES, Not answering law suites and not complying in any way! Let them put you in prison. Enough is enough!

Perhaps the Pope can get off his Ecumenical A$$ Long enough to make a meaningful statement and finally stand up for Catholicism!

27 posted on 06/30/2014 6:23:38 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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