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Religious Freedom

The Center for the Advancement of Catholic Higher Education works with attorneys to help Catholic colleges prepare for threats to their religious freedom including:

  • Representing their interests in communications with government agencies and representatives in response to threats to religious freedom and faithful Catholic education;
  • Preparing legal documents in support of Catholic colleges where religious freedom is being impinged; and
  • Investigating the practical impact of government laws, regulations and policies that may impact Catholic colleges.


General resources

United States Conference of Catholic Bishops - Religious Liberty Page

USCCB Religious Liberty Fact Sheet

USCCB Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty

USCCB Special Message on HHS Mandate

The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty - Current and Past Cases

CNS and USCCB Responses to HHS Mandate

August 2014 - Statement of The Cardinal Newman Society in response to new interim final rule to HHS Mandate

April 2013 - Comment Submitted to HHS in response to Mandate proposed rule
by Alliance Defending Freedom for the Center and Catholic colleges

March 2013 - Comment on Proposed HHS Mandate Rule

October 2012 - Amicus Court Brief in Support of Lawsuits Filed by Belmont Abbey College and Wheaton College
by Alliance Defending Freedom

July 2012 - Letter to Catholic College President Regarding a "Temporary One-Year Enforcement Safe Harbor" from the HHS Mandate
by Alliance Defense Fund

May 2012 - Comment Submitted to HHS in Response to HHS Proposed Rules on Mandated Contraception and Sterilization Coverage
by Alliance Defense Fund for the Center and Catholic colleges

May 2012 - Comment on Proposed HHS Mandate Rule

September 2011 - Comments on Interim Final Rules on Preventative Services
by Alliance Defense Fund for the Center and Catholic colleges

August 2011 - Legal Analysis of HHS Mandate for Catholic College and University Leaders
by Alliance Defense Fund


Whether Religious Colleges Are Legally Required to Maintain Co-Ed Dorms
by Alliance Defense Fund

Comment on Proposed Guidance for Tax-Exempt Social Welfare Organizations on Candidate-Related Political Activities (Summary for this comment is available here)
by Alliance Defending Freedom

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