Skip to comments.TV Network Started by Cloistered Nun Sues Sebelius
Posted on 02/09/2012 5:17:48 PM PST by Sub-Driver
TV Network Started by Cloistered Nun Sues Sebelius By Terence P. Jeffrey February 9, 2012
(CNSNews.com) - Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)--founded in 1981 by Mother M. Angelica, a cloistered Roman Catholic nun belonging to the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration--has filed suit against Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and other senior officials in the Obama administration arguing that a new regulation requiring health-care plans to cover sterilizations and contraceptivesincluding those that cause abortionsis a violation of the organizations First Amendment right to the free exercise of religion.
EWTNs sincerely held religious beliefs prohibit it from providing coverage for contraception, sterilization, abortion, or related education and counseling, says a complaint the network filed today in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. The network is headquartered in Irondale, Ala.
In addition to Sebelius, the suit also names as defendants Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner.
EWTN says that it is the worlds largest Catholic media network. According to its complaint, it produces eight different video, radio and Internet services and reaches 217 million homes in 144 countries. The network has 175 affiliated broadcast stations in the United States alone.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
I can hear them laughing all the way from here.
With all due respect,nuns are tough broads.
EWTN has now made Obama`s enemies list and will probably pay dearly, but I`m glad they`re making a stand.
Anyone who underestimates EWTN is a fool.
The whole issue is being mis-framed as a violation only of the freedom of religion of religious employers. The fact of the matter is that it is a violation of the freedom of religion of anyone who opposes abortion and contraception and is an employer. My brother is a partner in a law firm he co-founded. He has an agreement with his partners not to include abortion, abortion-inducing drugs, or contraceptives in their employee Heath plan. He did this over 20 years ago because he accepts the Catholic Church’s teachings on these issues. If this mandate stands, then his freedom of religion not to cooperate in abortion and contraception are also being violated. In fact, the FREEDOM of EVERYONE not to do so is being violated, whether or not they choose to use that freedom.
great station, glad to hear it
Time for a donation to EWTN. I think they have a link at EWTN to assist in the lawsuit
where is this firm? I wish I could find similar to work for
Hmmm, now I wonder what you mean by that...
I'm sure the courts can be trusted to rule justly. I'm equally sure that the United States of America doesn't have 55,000,000 innocent lives to atone for.
I am glad they are taking a stand. But my wife brought up an interesting point. Why now? Many states have similar mandates.
My money’s on Mother Angelica.
How is Mother Angelica doing, anyway? She seems to have dropped out of sight.
We don’t have that lefty O’Connor on the court anymore. We might just have a different outcome.
> I went to Catholic school a long time ago.
I went to Don Bosco Technical High School on Warrenton Street in Boston.
Those Salesian brothers weren’t lightweights, either.
I was at a conference this summer & an update was given on her condition. Sounded like she’s bedridden & pretty much nonverbal but she offers her suffering up to our Lord.