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Cardinal Dolan, Cardinal Wuerl, Notre Dame, 40+ Catholic Organizations--Sue Obama
CNS News ^ | May 21, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey

Posted on 05/21/2012 10:52:30 AM PDT by topher

(CNSNews.com) - The Archdiocese of New York, headed by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C., headed by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, the University of Notre Dame, and 40 other Catholic dioceses and organizations around the country announced on Monday that they are suing the Obama administration for violating their freedom of religion, which is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

The dioceses and organizations, in different combinations, are filing 12 different lawsuits filed in federal courts around the country.


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: catholic; hhs; lawsuit; obama
Notre Dame is not the only group suing Obama...
1 posted on 05/21/2012 10:52:40 AM PDT by topher
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To: topher
Full Title (More than 100 Characters):

BREAKING: Cardinal Dolan of NY, Cardinal Wuerl of D.C., Notre Dame--And 40 Other Catholic Dioceses and Organizations--Sue Obama Administration

2 posted on 05/21/2012 10:53:42 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Religion Moderator
Meant to click excerpt button but forgot to do that.

Can you do that?

3 posted on 05/21/2012 10:55:51 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

Yes!

My local diocese sued today also.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 11:07:52 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: topher
Has anyone seen a roster listing all of the Plaintiffs?



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

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)

5 posted on 05/21/2012 11:21:49 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: topher

Once again, props to Pittsburgh’s own Donnie Wuerl.

You realize of course, Cardinal, that if Obama wins re-election the IRS is going to come and pitch a tent in your office and live there.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 11:32:31 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: topher

Obama is “one and done”.


7 posted on 05/21/2012 2:02:19 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: ConorMacNessa
Partial List:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-religion/2886408/replies?c=1

Archdioceses:

Washington, DC
New York
Saint Louis

Dioceses:

Dallas
Fort Wayne-South Bend
Ft. Worth
the Michigan Catholic Conference (all Dioceses of Michigan)
Pittsburgh
Rockville Centre

Universities:

Catholic University
Franciscan University Steubenville
Notre Dame University

Other Organizations:

Our Sunday visitor

8 posted on 05/21/2012 2:45:52 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: fatnotlazy; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
ALL the dioceses and bishops need to be on this list. Obama needs to realize that Catholics are really serious.

Even OCP! LOL!

U.S. Bishops and Dioceses

9 posted on 05/21/2012 3:41:13 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Wow! Washington DC and New York both! Good news. I pray every day at 3pm that America will turn back to its Christian roots.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 3:47:12 PM PDT by Melian ("Where will wants not, a way opens.")
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To: Salvation

I suspect more will join.

Obama and his cohorts in Congress have opened up a can of whoop a$$.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 4:01:02 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: topher
Archdiocese of Washington

Today, the Archdiocese of Washington filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to challenge the Department of Health and Human Services’(HHS) unprecedented mandate dramatically redefining religious ministry and requiring religious organizations to provide coverage for drugs and procedures in direct conflict with their religious beliefs. Archbishop Carroll High School, Inc.; Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.; the Consortium of Catholic Academies of the Archdiocese of Washington, Inc.; and The Catholic University of America are also plaintiffs in the same action. This local lawsuit is one of 12 actions filed nationwide today, on behalf of 43 separate Catholic institutions around the country

We have posted a video message from Mrs. Jane Belford, Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Washington and created a webpage at which you can follow the developments.

Pray

There are two ways that we are asking you, firstly, join us in prayer. Prayer is our most significant tool in the fight for freedom. Each time we engage in conversation with our Lord, He gifts us with the grace to become His witnesses in the world. Join the faithful from the Archdiocese of Washington each day at 3pm and pray for the protection of religious freedom. Take a minute out of your day and pray the following:

Loving Father, Thank you for the gift of life and for the freedom to love and worship You. Through the power of the Holy Spirit inspire us to be your witnesses. Grant us the courage to boldly and joyfully stand in protection of our freedom. In your mercy, guard our religious freedom so we may continue to live out our faith and transform the world in which we live. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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12 posted on 05/21/2012 4:08:07 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: topher

Good! I have heard that some of my Synod bodies will also be following suit (pun intended). Though I think they are waiting till the ruling.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 4:57:34 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: topher
Thanks very much for the info, Topher!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

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)

14 posted on 05/21/2012 6:19:09 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: topher

Of course, everyone will conveniently forget that these guys are all perfectly happy shilling for big government when it is OUR money they are taking for their questionable projects. But, when the dioceses themselves are expected to pony up, they suddenly become very concerned about religious principles. It is all well and good that they are standing up for something. I only wish it weren’t their own business interests.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 6:33:45 PM PDT by cothrige
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To: ConorMacNessa
I found an older list on the Internet:

November 10, 2011 Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius
December 21, 2011 Colorado Christian University v. Sebelius
February 9, 2012 Eternal Word Television Network v. Sebelius
February 15, 2012 Priests for Life v. Sebelius
February 20, 2012 Louisiana College v. Sebelius
February 21, 2012 Ave Maria University v. Sebelius
February 21, 2012 Geneva College v. Sebelius
February 23, 2012 Bruning v. Sebelius (This is the one whose plaintiffs include the states of Nebraska, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.)

Note that there are a number of states that have sued the Administration over this.

16 posted on 05/22/2012 10:14:57 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
Excellent! Thanks very much!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

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)

17 posted on 05/22/2012 10:38:29 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: topher

There are seven States suing over this with another five having said they will also be suing, several private businesses, and now over forty Catholic organizations. Have any of the mega-churches announced that they’ll be suing? Seems to me they’d fight this whether they agree with contraception or not.


18 posted on 05/22/2012 2:33:14 PM PDT by Rashputin (Only Newt can defeat both the Fascist democrats and the Vichy GOP)
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To: topher
Is this increasing?>{?
Here is the list of entities that filed suit by state:


District of Columbia

1. Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.
301-853-4500
chancery@adw.org  
http://www.facebook.com/adw.org
@Cardinal_Wuerl

2. Consortium of Catholic Academies
301-853-4589
catholicacademiesinfo@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Consortium-of-Catholic-Academies/106234042759917

3. Archbishop Carroll High School
202-529-0900
carroll@archbishopcaroll.org  
http://www.facebook.com/ACHSWashdc

4. Catholic Charities of D.C.
202-772-4300
communications@catholiccharitiesdc.org  
http://www.facebook.com/ccadw

5. The Catholic University of America
202-319-5000
stevko@cua.edu  
http://www.facebook.com/CatholicUniversity
@CatholicUniv

Illinois

6. University of St. Francis, Joliet, IL
800-735-7500
university_relations@stfrancis.edu  
http://www.facebook.com/StFrancis
@UofStFrancis

7. Diocese of Joliet, IL
815-722-6606
ddelaney@dioceseofjoliet.org  
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roman-Catholic-Diocese-of-Joliet-in-Illinois/109848045700846

8. Catholic Charities of Joliet, IL
815-723-3405
info@cc-doj.org  
http://www.facebook.com/ccjoliet
@CathCharJoliet

9. Diocese of Springfield, IL
217-698-8500
ckannall@dio.org  
http://www.facebook.com/diospringfield

10. Catholic Charities of Springfield, IL
217-523-9201
robinson_spfld@cc.dio.org  

Indiana

11. The University of Notre Dame
574-631-5000
president@nd.edu  
http://www.facebook.com/notredame
@NDdotEDU

12. Diocese of Fort-Wayne-South Bend, IN
260-422-4611
info@diocesefwsb.org  
http://www.facebook.com/diocesefwsb
@diocesefwsb

13. Catholic Charities of Fort Wayne-South Bend, IN
260-422-5625
ccoffice@ccfwsb.org  
http://www.facebook.com/CatholicCharities.FW.SB

14. St. Anne Home
260-484-5555
http://www.saintannehome.com/Contact_Us

15. Franciscan Alliance
574-256-3935
http://www.facebook.com/FranciscanNWI
@FranciscanNWI

16. Our Sunday Visitor
800-348-2440
cdee@osv.com  
http://www.facebook.com/OurSundayVisitor
@OSV

Michigan

17. Michigan Catholic Conference
517-372-9310
mccinfo@micatholicconference.org  
http://www.facebook.com/MichiganCatholicConference
@MiCatholicConf

Missouri

18. Archdiocese of St. Louis, MO
314-792-7172
communications@archstl.org  
http://www.facebook.com/archstl
@archstl

19. Catholic Charities of St. Louis, MO
314-367-5500
info@ccstl.org  
http://www.facebook.com/ccstl

Mississippi

20. Diocese of Jackson, MS
601-355-8634
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roman-Catholic-Diocese-of-Jackson/95981452195
@jacksondiocese

21. Catholic Charities of Jackson, MS
601-355-8634
info@catholiccharitiesjackson.org  
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Charities-Diocese-of-Jackson-MS/44133503191

22. Vicksburg Catholic School
601-636-4824
info@vicksburgcatholic.org  

23. St. Joseph's Catholic School
601-898-4819
info@stjoebruins.com  
@StJoeBruins

24. Diocese of Biloxi, MS
228-702-2111
info@biloxidiocese.org  

25. De l'Epee Deaf Center, Inc., Biloxi, MS
228-897-2280
deafcenter@cableone.net  
http://www.facebook.com/pages/de-lEpee-Deaf-Center-Inc/79459006752

26. Catholic Social and Community Services, Inc., Biloxi, MS
228-702-2137

27. Resurrection Catholic School, Pascagoula, MS
228-762-0282
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Resurrection-Catholic-School/145463042143070

28. Sacred Heart Catholic School, Hattiesburg, MS
601-583-8683

29. St. Dominic Health Services, Jackson, MS
601-200-2000
contact@stdom.com  
http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Dominic-Health-Services/110683708956920

New York

30. Diocese of Rockville Centre
516-678-5800
bishopsoffice@drvc.org  
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Rockville-Centre/93430711099
@RVCDiocese

31. Catholic Health Services of Long Island
516-705-3700
info@chsli.org  

32. Catholic Charities of Rockville Centre
516-623-7400
CIR@catholiccharities.cc  
http://www.facebook.com/CCharitiesLI
@CCharitiesLI

33. Archdiocese of New York
212-371-1000
communications@archny.org  
http://www.facebook.com/TimothyCardinalDolan
@CardinalDolan

34. ArchCare
646-633-4700
info@archcare.org  

Ohio

35. Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH
740-283-3771
president@franciscan.edu  
http://www.facebook.com/FranciscanUniversity
@FranciscanU

Pennsylvania

36. Diocese of Erie, PA
814-824-1120
bishopofc@erieRCD.org  
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Diocese-of-Erie/267111616832

37. St. Martin Center, Erie, PA
814-452-6113
bschreckengost@stmartincenter.org  
http://www.facebook.com/pages/St-Martin-Center-Inc/104652166238479

38. Prince of Peace Center
724-346-5777
popc@princeofpeacecenter.org  
http://www.facebook.com/PrinceOfPeaceCenter
@PrincePeaceCtr

39. Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA
412-456-3000
communications@diopitt.org  
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Catholic-Diocese-of-Pittsburgh/175177579162895

40. Catholic Charities of Pittsburgh, PA
412-456-6999
info@ccpgh.org  
http://www.facebook.com/ccpgh

41. Catholic Cemeteries Association of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, PA
866-794-5081
cca@ccapgh.org  

Texas

42. Diocese of Dallas, TX
214-528-2240
info@cathdal.org  
http://www.facebook.com/CatholicDioceseofDallas

43. Diocese of Fort Worth, TX
817-560-2452
dws@fwdioc.org  
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roman-Catholic-Diocese-of-Fort-Worth/115590764076


This list is also available on our website:
http://www.catholicvote.org/discuss/index.php?p=30342

19 posted on 05/22/2012 2:49:04 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: topher

Didn’t Notre Dame invite the crypto muzzie Obama to speak at a commencement?
You laid down with a dog and now you have flees, I’m shocked I tell ya! /s


20 posted on 05/22/2012 2:51:17 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Salvation
There are these organizations that have filed lawsuits earlier (along with date that suit was filed against HHS):
November 10, 2011 Belmont Abbey College v. Sebelius
December 21, 2011 Colorado Christian University v. Sebelius
February 9, 2012 Eternal Word Television Network v. Sebelius
February 15, 2012 Priests for Life v. Sebelius
February 20, 2012 Louisiana College v. Sebelius
February 21, 2012 Ave Maria University v. Sebelius
February 21, 2012 Geneva College v. Sebelius
February 23, 2012 Bruning v. Sebelius (This is the one whose plaintiffs include the states of Nebraska, Texas, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.)

21 posted on 05/22/2012 7:18:04 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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