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Catholic Caucus: 43 Catholic organizations [Notre Dame+] sue Obama over HHS
LifeSiteNews.com ^ | May 21, 2012 | by Ben Johnson

Posted on 05/21/2012 2:38:52 PM PDT by topher

News Print Article | Email Friend | Reprint Permissions Breaking: 43 Catholic organizations, including Notre Dame, sue Obama administration over HHS mandate

by Ben Johnson

Mon May 21, 2012 11:53 EST Comments (6) Tags: franciscan university of steubenville, hhs mandate, notre dame

SOUTH BEND, INDIANA, May 21, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – In a coordinated defense of religious liberty, at 11 a.m. 43 Roman Catholic organizations filed a dozen lawsuits nationwide to strike down the HHS mandate.

The plaintiffs include some of the most significant organs of the U.S. church, including the Archdioceses of New York, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis; the Dioceses of Dallas, Fort Wayne-South Bend, Ft. Worth, the Michigan Catholic Conference, Pittsburgh, and Rockville Centre; the University of Notre Dame, Catholic University of America, and the Franciscan University of Steubenville; and Our Sunday Visitor.

Archdiocese of Washington DC Website:

Preserve Religious Freedom.org

(Excerpt) Read more at lifesitenews.com ...


TOPICS: Catholic
KEYWORDS: catholic; hhs; mandate; obama
Archdioceses:

Washington, DC
New York
Saint Louis

Dioceses:

Dallas 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

1 posted on 05/21/2012 2:39:04 PM PDT by topher
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To: topher
BUMP
2 posted on 05/21/2012 2:59:12 PM PDT by GirlShortstop (Every person has a duty to seek and serve the truth. Abp Charles J. Chaput, OFMCap)
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To: marshmallow; Salvation; Mrs. Don-o
Ping. There is a partial list of organizations suing Obama Administration.

It appears all of the Dioceses of Michigan (Michigan Catholic Conference) are suing the Obama Administration...

3 posted on 05/21/2012 3:32:38 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
This is fantastic news, but where are all the other dioceses? They have employees too!!

U.S. Bishops and Dioceses

And how about all the other Catholic Colleges and Universities?

4 posted on 05/21/2012 3:34:29 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: topher; nickcarraway; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ArrogantBustard; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...

Contact your bishop.

I’m thinking this has to be 100 percent just like the original bishops coming out against the HHS. They ALL need to be in this lawsuit — or else there are loopholes.

I’m chuckling to myself — can you imagine, just imagine that OCP would also be on this list of employers going after Obortion Obama?


5 posted on 05/21/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: topher

Buyers remorse? They voted him in with a 54% majority.
Perhaps they should have read up on him a little more in 2008


6 posted on 05/21/2012 3:50:47 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Gettin Betta

More non-Catholics voted for Obama than did Catholics. Looks at the big picture please.

Meanwhile, back to the subject of suing Obama — do you approve or not?


7 posted on 05/21/2012 4:03:01 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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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.

Talk with friends and family

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8 posted on 05/21/2012 4:04:09 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Hmm...

One-Child Policy?

Oral Contraceptive pill?

Open circuit potential?

Over-Current protection?

Ordained Clergy Person?

.

Mmmm.. hmmm...

Oregon Catholic Press?

9 posted on 05/21/2012 4:18:36 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West.")
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To: Mrs. Don-o

**Oregon Catholic Press**

The yucky music folks.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 4:26:39 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
just imagine that OCP would also be on this list of employers going after Obortion Obama?

Is OCP actually Catholic?

If OCP were on trial for being Catholic, would there be enough evidence to convict them?

12 posted on 05/21/2012 4:34:54 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Salvation

Well there are more non-Catholics than Catholics. It was 52/44 in the general election, so the Catholic vote was a higher percentage in Obamas favor. (albeit only by 1 point - 54/45)

to answer your question, yes I approve of them suing and hope they win, for our sake....I just have no sympathy for those that voted him in. Reap what you sow!


13 posted on 05/21/2012 4:55:55 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: ArrogantBustard

**If OCP were on trial for being Catholic, would there be enough evidence to convict them?**

I really do doubt it.


14 posted on 05/21/2012 8:39:18 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Gettin Betta
The percentages really got messed up. Here's something from six months or so after Obama took office -- so they are old numbers, but they are mind-boggling at how many people voted for him. Catholic just get blamed for everything. This wasn't all Catholics.

50 percent of Catholics (Catholics make up about 22 percent of the U.S. population.) approve of his presidency, down from 67 percent in his first six months in office.
DOWN 17 POINTS
 
among non-Catholic Christians, who make up 55 percent of the U.S. population, had fallen from 58 percent to 43 percent.
DOWN 15 POINTS
 
Mormon respondents, who represent about two percent of U.S. adults, fell from 43 percent to 26 percent
DOWN 17 POINTS
 
About 78 percent of Muslim respondents approved of the Obama presidency, down eight percentage points from when the question was first asked.  (86)
DOWN 8 POINTS
 
atheists, agnostics, and members of other non-Christian religions, who comprise about 13 percent of the U.S. population -- While about 75 percent of these respondents approved of President Obama at the start of his term, their approval declined to about 64 percent.
DOWN 11 POINTS
 
Jews were the religious group third likeliest to approve of President Obama, giving him 61 percent approval. This too is a decline: in January-June 2009, their approval rating of the president was 77 percent.
DOWN 16 POINTS
 
Overall, 48 percent of Americans approve of President Obama’s job, down from 63 percent in the first months of his presidency. Gallup claims that its survey of over 276,000 adults claims an overall margin of error of plus or minus one percent.
DOWN 15 POINTS


 
 
 
 

15 posted on 05/21/2012 8:42:36 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Sure, I’ll see what I can do. Thanks for the heads up Salvation!

“We shall all hang together lest we all hang separately!”


16 posted on 05/21/2012 8:47:44 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

You speak the truth, friend. Action by the individuals is what is needed here.

I sent three articles to my priest this afternoon. Tomorrow I send them to the Bishop.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 8:51:10 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation; cpforlife.org; marshmallow
Salavation:

The Knights of Columbus is missing from the list...

18 posted on 05/22/2012 2:46:29 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher
Also missing in action (from this list) is EWTN...
19 posted on 05/22/2012 2:48:07 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Salvation

“I’m thinking this has to be 100 percent just like the original bishops coming out against the HHS.”

We think alike. ;-)


20 posted on 05/22/2012 4:47:57 AM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: topher
Oops! EWTN filed suit a long time ago: February 9, 2012 Eternal Word Television Network v. Sebelius
21 posted on 05/22/2012 10:09:34 AM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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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

22 posted on 05/22/2012 2:48:20 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Abbey Belmont College is one that earlier filed a lawsuit, along with EWTN. So there are at least 45 Catholic Organizations. Priests for Life I guess is both Christian and Catholic, but not just Catholic...
23 posted on 05/22/2012 7:12:39 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: Salvation
Salvation:

Any idea when the Spring USCCB Meeting will be (Meeting of all US Bishops for the Spring)...

24 posted on 05/22/2012 9:29:24 PM PDT by topher (Traditional values -- especially family values -- which have been proven over time.)
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To: topher

No idea — I would think it already took place.

Be encouraged that these lawsuits are appearing in more than a dozen legal jurisdictions!

And how about the lawsuit being filed by Blatty?


25 posted on 05/22/2012 9:41:38 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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