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Catholic University, D.C.-Area Schools Win Stay on HHS Mandate

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, in a 2-1 ruling, granted a last-minute request by The Catholic University of America (CUA), the Archbishop of Washington and three Catholic schools to bar the federal government from imposing the HHS contraceptive mandate while they continue the appeals process, according to Education Week.

The three Catholic schools include Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C.; Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School in Takoma Park, Md.; and Mary of Nazareth Roman Catholic Elementary School in Darnestown, Md.

Last week, CUA vowed to appeal a ruling by a D.C. federal judge that the HHS mandate does not impose a substantial burden on its religious freedom. The mandate requires that the University provide insurance coverage that pays for access to contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization procedures.

The mandate went into effect on January 1.

CUA was a co-plaintiff with Thomas Aquinas College, which like CUA is recommended in The Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College. But District Court Judge Amy Jackson, an Obama appointee, granted Thomas Aquinas College an exemption from the mandate, because the College self-insures. She refused to order the same stay for CUA, the Catholic schools and the Archdiocese.

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