The Daily Caller, an online political magazine, features Patrick Reilly, the president of The Cardinal Newman Society, speaking out against the overstepping National Labor Relations Board which has attempted to drag numerous Catholic colleges under the purview of federal oversight many times.
The Cardinal Newman Society has previously reported on the NLRB’s long history of violating the First Amendment in order to assert jurisdiction over faculty at Catholic colleges and universities. Duquesne and two other Catholic colleges are appealing NLRB rulings that they are insufficiently religious to qualify for exemption from the Board’s oversight.
Most recently, the National Labor Relations Board forced Duquesne University to hold a vote on allowing faculty to unionize. Reilly has been one of the few voices speaking out against this federal overstep into the world of religion including a report documenting the NLRB’s long history of interference in Catholic education.
“What the Supreme Court has said is the very fact of the NLRB getting involved in these personnel issues is going to entangle the NLRB, a federal agency, in religious issues,” Reilly said in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Should employee benefits include contraception and sterilization and abortafacients? The Supreme Court has said that any institution that holds itself out as religious needs to be exempt for NLRB oversight.”
You can read the entire piece at The Daily Caller.
Catholic Education Daily is an online publication of The Cardinal Newman Society. Click here for email updates and free online membership with The Cardinal Newman Society.