DALLAS, TX FILES SUIT AGAINST HHS MANDATE

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Catholic Diocese of Dallas | Cathdal.org.

“The HHS mandate does offer some exemptions but uses very narrow criteria in determining which entities qualify as religious organizations requiring that they must primarily provide services to persons who share their religious tenets. Catholic schools, hospitals and organizations that offer assistance to the poor currently provide services regardless of a person’s religious beliefs or affiliation. Bishop Kevin J. Farrell, leader of the 1.2 million Catholics in the Diocese of Dallas, expressed grave concern about the government intrusion. “We used to only ask, ‘Are you hungry. Are you in need?’ With this mandate, we will now have to ask, ‘Are you Catholic?’ The burden that would be put back on the government would be great should Catholic assistance be forced to disappear. It is alarming to think of the thousands, in our area alone, who would not receive assistance if this mandate stands.””

I can just hear Bishop Farrell saying this in his quiet, paternal Irish accent.

 

May God be with us all as this battle has only barely begun.

 

May God be with us all as this battle has only barely begun.

 

May God be with us all as this battle has only barely begun.

 

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