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Loyola Marymount Univ. Hires Dean Despite Past Work with Pro-Abortion Organizations
4/23/2014
The Jesuit University’s Vice President for Mission and Ministry Father Robert Caro, S.J., defended the hiring in an email obtained by The Cardinal Newman Society.


Loyola University of Maryland to Honor Pro-Abortion Rights Mark Shriver
4/23/2014
The University’s website also touts Shriver being senior vice president of U.S. Programs at Save the Children, a pro-contraceptive charity reportedly associated with Planned Parenthood.


James Dobson’s Ministry Granted Injunction from HHS Mandate
4/22/2014
In a decision with implications for religious freedom advocates, a U.S. District Judge has issued an injunction preventing the federal government from imposing the HHS mandate on Dobson's radio ministry.


Jesuit USF Set to Honor Cosponsor of Freedom of Choice Act
4/21/2014
University of San Francisco announced that it will give an honorary degree at commencement to Norman Mineta, a past U.S. transportation secretary, congressman, and cosponsor of FOCA.


ACLU Supports HHS Mandate against Wyoming Catholic Groups
4/16/2014
The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking to insert itself on the side of the government and against the Catholic organizations in Wyoming, including Wyoming Catholic College, that are resisting the HHS mandate.


Catholic University in Hawaii Promotes Event with Al Gore Despite His Abortion Rights Support
4/15/2014
Chaminade University in Hawaii is offering tickets to students at a discount price to attend a talk by former Vice President Al Gore, an abortion rights and same-sex marriage advocate.


Pro-Abortion Rights Howard Dean to Keynote Event at Benedictine University in Illinois
4/15/2014
Benedictine University in Illinois will host former presidential candidate and past Vermont governor Howard Dean as its keynote speaker at an event discussing politics and Obamacare.


Notre Dame Alumni: Fr. Jenkins Comments on HHS Mandate ‘Startling’
4/14/2014
Fr. Jenkins said, according to The Irish Rover, “We feel this is an infringement on religious freedom, but we have a variety of factors to consider, like legitimate government authority.”


College of the Holy Cross to Honor Former Obama Speechwriter at Commencement
4/9/2014
Jon Favreau, a Catholic, recently compared a recent law in Kansas that protected the religious freedom of business owners to Jim Crow Laws.


Notre Dame Petitions Court for Rehearing in HHS Mandate Case
4/9/2014
The petition filed by the University argues that Notre Dame seeks to provide health coverage to its employees “in a manner consistent with its Catholic beliefs.” 


Dioceses Revise Contracts, Expect Teachers to Uphold Catholic Teaching
4/8/2014
Dioceses in Hawaii and Ohio have already made changes to their teacher contracts. Some expect similar changes around the country. And some are protesting.


Thousands in Donations to Planned Parenthood Overseen by Aquinas College (Mich.) Graduation Speaker
4/4/2014
Aquinas College announced that its commencement speaker will be Kate Pew Wolters, a Trustee Emerita of the college.


CUA Students Explain Pro-Life Motivation Following Archbishop Lori Lecture
4/4/2014
“I hope the take-away for most people is, we need to look at the teachings of our popes and bishops, especially John Paul II’s Gospel of Life. We need to really take that to heart, and go forth and evangelize.”


Wyoming Catholic College Gets Temporary Stay after Complaint against HHS Mandate
4/2/2014
WCC President Kevin Roberts stated, “this College will not and cannot accept an unjust law that violates our first freedom, for practicing that freedom is the very reason that Wyoming Catholic College exists.”


Group of Students Wants to Provide Free Contraception at Villanova
4/2/2014
Modeling itself after a similar group called H*yas for Choice at Georgetown University, the group would seek to provide a condom delivery service.


Supreme Court Denies Early Review of Some Lawsuits against HHS Mandate
4/1/2014
The cases will continue in the Court of Appeals in the Washington D.C. Circuit and the option of either the plaintiffs or defendants appealing the federal court’s decision is still available.


Hawaii Catholic Schools Teacher Contract Prohibits Conduct Contrary to Church Teaching
3/31/2014
The “Standard Teacher Employment Agreement” reportedly must be signed each year and includes abortion, in vitro-fertilization, unmarried cohabitation, homosexual activity, and same-sex unions as fire-able offenses.


Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming Catholic College Request Injunction from HHS Mandate
3/31/2014
This motion is in addition to the lawsuit filed by the institutions earlier this year.


University of Dayton Hosted Activist for Lecture Who Called Pope ‘Evil’
3/28/2014
On his website, Timothy Wise called pro-lifers “terrorists, plain and simple.”  He even indicated that parents don’t have the right to raise their children into a traditional religion and those who do are guilty of “child abuse by any other name.”


Georgia Catholic Non-Profits Not Subject to HHS Mandate, Judge Says
3/28/2014
In his decision, U.S. District Judge William Duffey reportedly ruled that the Obama administration is not permitted to enforce the mandate as it would violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993.


Will Moderator, Panelist Undermine Georgetown’s Evangelium Gaudium Symposium?
3/27/2014
Speaking on the issue of “Where the Church Goes from Here” at Georgetown will be Fr. Hollenbach, S.J, who has publicly opposed the U.S. bishops’ implementation of the mandatum.


Editor of ISI College Guide Explains Why Gonzaga Was Dropped
3/26/2014
The 1887 Trust organization is pointing to the Jesuit University’s exclusion from the most recent edition of “Choosing the Right College” to call the University to recommit to its Catholic identity.


Ave Maria President Offers Commentary on Supreme Court HHS Mandate Case
3/26/2014
“Their debate will provide insights into what might ultimately happen with our lawsuit (that has been stayed pending the high court’s ruling),” said Ave Maria University President Jim Towey.


Fairfield U. to Host Sr. Campbell for Lecture, Cites Role as ‘Advocate for Change’ in Church
3/25/2014
Fairfield University is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies program on campus by hosting a lecture by "Nuns on the Bus" activist Sr. Simone Campbell.


Students Hold ‘Choice Week’ Promoting Abortion at Georgetown University
3/25/2014
A group of Georgetown University students plans to attend Planned Parenthood’s rally at the U.S. Supreme Court as the Hobby Lobby case over the HHS contraceptive mandate is heard.


Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Hobby Lobby Case
3/25/2014
The Supreme Court today is scheduled to hear oral arguments in the Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood cases against the Obama Administration’s HHS mandate, with implications for Catholic colleges and religious freedom.


Catholic College Hosts ‘Bioethicist’ Who Supports Forcing Catholic Hospitals to Do Abortions
3/24/2014
Alvernia, founded by the Bernardine Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis, said in its release that lecturer Arthur Caplan is “considered one of the foremost experts on Bioethics.”


Loyola Univ. of Chicago Lecturer Involved with Pro-Abortion Groups
3/21/2014
Loyola University of Chicago hosted Judith Mayotte to speak on climate change refugees in a lecture titled “‘I Pick Up My Life And Take It With Me’: The Human Cost of Climate Change.”


Cincinnati Archdiocese Identifies Unacceptable Behavior in Revised Teacher Contracts
3/20/2014
"There aren't any new expectations of our teachers in the 2014-2015 contract... The revised wording is just more explicit, in that it lists examples of behaviors that are unacceptable as contrary to Church teaching.”


Jesuit University of Scranton Honors Nelson Mandela
3/19/2014
While there is much laudable in Mandela’s life, during his time as president of South Africa, Mandela also signed into law the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Bill, which legalized abortion on demand.


Pro-Abortion Television Host Lectures at University of San Francisco
3/19/2014
Pro-abortion rights MSNBC host Chris Matthews delivered a lecture last night at the University of San Francisco on “public service, faith, and the current political landscape,” according to the Jesuit University’s website.


Nuns’ Coalition Voices Support for HHS Mandate, Criticizes Those in Opposition
3/18/2014
The letter states that the group is “dismayed that the Little Sisters of the Poor-Colorado, the University of Notre Dame and other Catholic organizations are challenging the Affordable Care Act.”


Notre Dame to Host Event on ‘Civic Engagement’ Featuring Pro-Abortion Rights Mayor
3/18/2014
The Catholic Mayor of San Antonio who once said of abortion, “We disagree on this, the pope and I,” will be coming to the campus of the University of Notre Dame next month.


Catholic Alumni: Finalists for Loyola Marymount Dean Both Worked at Planned Parenthood
3/17/2014
Renew LMU is calling on the University to re-start the selection process and "ensure the new Dean ... demonstrates a strong record of furthering Catholic mission and identity..."


Catholic Benefits Association Files Lawsuit against HHS Mandate
3/14/2014
The class action lawsuit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, seeks immediate injunctive relief from the mandate while the suit progresses through the court.


Mercyhurst to Honor Sr. Simone Campbell, Cites Pro-Obamacare 'Nuns' Letter'
3/14/2014
In a press release announcing the award, Mercyhurst University specifically cites Sr. Campbell's authorship of the “'nuns' letter' that helped pass the Affordable Care Act.”


Georgetown Law Center to Host Justice Kagan for Inaugural Dean’s Lecture
3/14/2014
During her time working for the Clinton administration, Kagan, according to CNSNews, wrote a strategy memo in opposition to a bill that would outlaw partial birth abortion.


Fairfield Professor Worked as Physician’s Assistant at Planned Parenthood
3/12/2014
A professor at Fairfield University acted as a physician’s assistant at a Planned Parenthood clinic in the early 1990’s, according to a proposal for the creation of a Master’s degree program in public administration.


Same-Sex Marriage Advocate Lectures on ‘Economics and Happiness’ at Gonzaga University
3/7/2014
Gonzaga University will host a lecture by an economist who has argued publicly for same-sex marriage and linked abortion with reduced crime rates.


Fordham University Celebrates Former Pro-Abortion Congresswoman
3/7/2014
Fordham University recently celebrated the life of the late pro-abortion rights politician Geraldine Ferraro by showing a documentary of her life directed by her daughter.


Loyola Marymount U. to Host Event with Pro-Abortion Rights Professor
3/6/2014
Lori Baralt is an assistant professor of Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach, and a faculty advisor to a pro-abortion rights student group.


Notre Dame Announces Strategic Plan Making Catholic Character a Priority
3/6/2014
“We place at the forefront of this new strategic plan the University’s Catholic character and the need for it to touch every aspect of our life and work,” the plan states.


Georgetown Hosts Pro-Abortion Rights Senator for Prominent Lecture
3/4/2014
Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., announced on its website that it hosted a talk by Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren on the issue of preventing civilian casualties in war.


Cardinal Wuerl, Catholic U. Prof. Urge President Obama to Defend Religious Freedom
3/4/2014
"As you promote religious freedom abroad, please also give attention to preserving the First Amendment freedoms of all Americans here at home,” the letter stated.


Federal Appellate Court Denies Injunctive Relief, Questions Remedy Desired by Notre Dame
2/24/2014
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit in a 2-1 decision on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling and rejected the relief desired by the Catholic university.


Hilary Rodham Clinton Awards at Georgetown University Presented by Clinton
2/24/2014
Clinton once reportedly called a ban on partial birth abortion an “erosion of our constitutional rights” and is thought to be considering a run for the presidency of the United States in 2016.


Controversial Professor to Lecture on ‘Prophetic Rhetoric’ at Holy Cross
2/21/2014
College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., will be hosting Boston College’s controversial law and theology professor Cathleen Kaveny.


Catholic School Learns Coach Works for Planned Parenthood, Will Not Renew Contract
2/20/2014
“Certainly being employed by Planned Parenthood, an organization that by its nature violates Catholic moral teaching by providing abortions, is not being a good role model to the children attending Catholic schools.”


‘Nuns on the Bus’ to Discuss ‘Women’s Leadership After Vatican II’ at Georgetown
2/20/2014
Sister Ilia Delio, O.S.F., director of Catholic studies and a visiting professor at Georgetown, invited four sisters to Georgetown to “discuss the role of nuns…in the areas of social justice, education, leadership, and health care.”


Santa Clara Univ. Trustees Support Dropping Abortion from Health Insurance
2/19/2014
Citing Santa Clara University’s Jesuit and Catholic identity as well as the words of Pope Francis, the University’s board of trustees has rejected a faculty resolution urging it to restore coverage of abortion in the employee health plan.


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