Two more court loses for Catholic entities who have challenged the Obama administration’s HHS Mandate forcing these entities to pay for employee medical insurance that provides abortifacients, contraceptives and sterilizations. The DC Circuit Court of Appeals rejected challenges by the Archdiocese of Washington and Priests for Life. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Notre Dame. The National Catholic Register quotes the Archdiocese of Washington as saying it “would very likely be appealing the ‘erroneous’ decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.”
Things are fast going downhill for Catholics in this modern world. Ten years ago who could have predicted it? President Barack Obama is responsible for much of what has happened recently; although, of course, it has been building for decades. I leave you with the thought that, in his own words, the President’s “first job [as a community organizer] was funded by the [Catholic Church’s] Campaign for Human Development.”
Remember that the next time the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops asks for a donation.