Skip to comments.Notre Dame Complies With Contraception Mandate
Posted on 01/09/2014 6:51:32 AM PST by BlatherNaut
...But on Jan. 2, 2014, Notre Dame told faculty and staff that a third-party administrator would notify them about access to free contraception and other mandated provisions of the federal law. The news marked the universitys failure to obtain emergency relief from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, after a U.S. district court refused to issue a temporary injunction before the Jan. 1 deadline. Having been denied a stay, Notre Dame is advising employees that, pursuant to the Affordable Care Act, our third-party administrator is required to notify plan participants of coverage provided under its contraceptives payment program, said Paul Browne, Notre Dames vice president for public affairs and communications, in a Jan. 2 statement to university employees that was reported by radio station WNDU. Brownes statement noted that employees access to the mandated provisions could be reversed at a later date, subject to the outcome of Note Dames legal challenge.
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cuz they’re govt funded...it’s called blackmail
Close down all the Catholic Colleges. They are useless if they don’t stand up for Catholic doctrine. All about the $$$$.
Affordable???????????? Affordable???????????????????? Hahahahahahahahahahah!
A Catholic educational institution that does not hold and teach Catholic doctrine has no rational to exist. Notre Dame lost forever its soul when it conferred an honorary degree on the vile abortion promoting Obama.
not a Christian college anymore
For a Catholic priest, he does not follow Catholic teaching...
But it is probably from Mexico in the 1920's and 1930's.
I haven’t considered Notre Dame to be a Catholic institution for decades!!!
With draw your donations, alumni!
Notre Dame said back in 1967 that they would no longer follow Church teaching.
The communists Democrats and their entire empire with King Obama as it’s leader have America by the neck. America is finished unless he is impeached and we get the Senate and keep the house. Even then it will be hard to overthrow the power of the Administration. By the time of 2014 overthrow elections King Obama will have finished well over 3/4 of his transformation and may never be repealed.
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But not doled out to "useful idiots".
Notre Dame ceased being catholic long ago. This is no surprise. Get ready for persecution.
It’s interesting how the Vatican can service, or accommodate both sides, religious and non-religious alike...One might have the tendency to ask why...
The most that could happen, I think --- we went all over this when ND gave the their damned honorary doctorate to the Obamanation -- is that the Bishop of Ft. Wayne-South Bend, Bp Kevin Rhoades, could retract their right to call themselves a Catholic University. It would be dramatic --- and I wish he would --- but it probably wouldn't change anything.
A kerfuffle came up last year at University of Santa Clara, a Jesuit institution, which resurrected the question of whether they should lose their Catholic recognition after Scandal #84755, and a survey revealed the the majority of these Lo-Fo undergraduates did not even know it was a Catholic university.
Shameful. Outrageous, Pathetic.
Certainly is...You would think somewhere, someone would publicly distance that school from your religion...It is after all still known as a Catholic Institution...
undercuts those catholic organizations which are faithful to the teachings of the church
The diabolical disorientation is so widespread at this point that the worldly corruption at formerly Catholic schools such as ND, University of Santa Clara, etc. has become the rule rather than the exception.
Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of New Ways Ministry, spoke with the Stonehill College community recently about her experiences in LGBT ministry and hopes for the future. This event came at a critical juncture for colleges run by the Holy Cross Fathers, whose campuses have seen signs of progress and regression in the last year around LGBT issues....An article in the campus newspaper, The Summit, captured faculty reactions for those who participated in the evening, including that of Fr. George Piggford who teaches English: I think that Sister Jeannine Gramicks witness and her ministry is incredibly powerful I have a great deal of respect for her willingness to live according to her conscience, and to discern, not just on her own, but in conversation with other people, how she feels God is leading her to minister to other people.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen: If you want your kids to defend their Faith send them to a public school, if you want them to lose their Faith send them to a Catholic School.
They seem to be doing that pretty efficiently themselves.
So true. I wrote to the bishop there in 2008 asking for ND to be written out of the Catholic Directory by then-Bishop John D’Arcy. S’pose now I have to write to Rhoades...
They are known as Catholic Universities.
On the right is the late Fr. Norman U. Weslin (d. 5/12) arrested at the insistence of Notre Shame authorities for witnessing to the Faith which had once but no longer prevailed at Notre Shame. Fr. Weslin was the most magnificent and principled priest and man whom I have ever known. Fr. Weslin, pray for us!
I met him in South Bend. He was a good man.
"But unlike Harvard or Yale, Northwestern or Southern Cal, all once Christian universities but now secular schools, Notre Dame has the weapon to combat all heresies; namely Notre Dame Herself. The modernists may have their day, but, like the song says, Notre Dame will win over all. For the modern infidels to take control here, they would have to blow our dame off the dome, rip the heart (the Eucharist) out of Sacred Heart and lastly, rock by rock, tear the grotto apart. And legions of Her sons and daughters would willingly die martyrs before they would allow that to happen." --Tom O'TooleMy poor dh suffers greatly for his alma mater, and so do countless others. Pray for Notre Dame!
Do you know to whom (if anybody) N.D. is answerable? In whose diocese is it? Who gets to say, "You may not call yourself Catholic anymore." That kind of stuff?
Shocked, I tells ya.
AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME DU LAC
AT SOUTH BEND IN ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, INDIANA
Enacted January 15, 1844, Amended January 13, 1845, March 8, 1873, and March 11, 1937.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF INDIANA, That Edward Frederick Sorin, Francis Lewis Cointet, Theophilus Jerome Marivault, Francis Gouesse, and their associates and successors in office, be, and are hereby constituted and declared to be a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of the University of Notre Dame du Lac, and by that name they shall have perpetual succession, with full power and authority to confer and grant, or cause to be conferred and granted, such degrees and diplomas in the liberal arts and sciences, and in law and medicine, as are usually conferred and granted in other universities of the United States: Provided, however, that no degrees shall be conferred or diplomas granted except to students who have acquired the same proficiency in the liberal arts and sciences, and in law and medicine, as is customary in other universities in the United States; to elect a president and all such other officers, professors, instructors, and agents as they may think necessary for the benefit of said university; to contract and be contracted with; to borrow money; to acquire, hold, enjoy, and transfer property, real or personal, in their corporate capacity; to make, have, and use a common seal, and the same to alter at pleasure; to sue and be sued, to plead and be impleaded in any court of law or equity; to receive and accept of any grants, gifts, donations, bequests, or conveyance by any person, company, or corporation, of any property, real or personal, and to hold and convey, and dispose of the same as may by them be deemed best for the interest of said institution; to make, ordain, establish, and execute such bylaws, rules, and ordinances not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of the United States, or of this State, as they shall deem necessary for the welfare of said university, and to do all other acts in pursuance thereof necessary for the promotion of the arts and sciences, and the prosperity of said university; provided that said corporation shall be known as and be a charitable, religious, educational and eleemosynary, nonstock corporation and one not organized for profit.
So the school is a corporation chartered by the State (and has been since 1844). As such, it is not "owned" by the CSC and never has been. It has a juridic personality in of itself and likely the juridic person "the University" owns all its property, buildings, and so on in of itself.
Now (as I recall), in 1967, the Board of Fellows went from the original 6 (all members of the CSC) to 12 -- half CSC and half laypeople.
Also, in 1967, the Fellows created a to provide ordinary policy guidance and day-to-day operational governance for the university. Out of the 50 trustees, only 5 are CSC. (Note that all lay fellows are elected from the Board of Trustees).
In theory, the Superior General could direct all CSC fathers, under obedience, to support certain policies (like implementation of "Ex Corde Ecclesiae" or the like). However, according to the Statutes of the University (see here), a 2/3 vote of the Fellows are required for any change to the Statutes or to the By-Laws...so they would have to have, in addition to the 6 CSC Fellows, 3 Lay Fellows agree with making the proposed change. In other words, not all that likely that some radical change would happen.
More interestingly, what would happen if the CSC Superior General was to order all CSC, under obedience, to leave the University and relocate far, far away.
The University could, under its present charter and statutes, not operate. But, since the corporation is chartered by the State of Indiana, I would imagine that the State could simply amend the chartering law to allow the lay fellows to carry on.
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Servile academic trash. They teach?
(Moderator, I apologize for the previous language).
Jenkins is just a flunky. It is the Board that rules.
This is a huge betrayal that will injure every other argument made by other parts of the Catholic Church.
Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades
915 South Clinton
P.O. Box 390
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46801
Phone: (260) 422-4611
Fax: (260) 969-9145
The form of organization is a corporation. Their relationship with with the CSC (Congregation of the Holy Cross) is labyrinthine and equivocal. They have a Board of Fellows which selects a Board of Trustees (only 5 out of 50, I read, are CSC) which vote on their own members/successors, making their governance --- as I understand it --- insular and self-perpetuating.
The President is Rev.John Jenkins, C.S.C., and his superior is:
Very Rev. Hugh W. Cleary, C.S.C.
Congregation of Holy Cross
Via Framura, 85
00168 Rome, Italy
Or e-mail him: firstname.lastname@example.org