The Church in the World

Judge rules that the Church cannot be ‘severed’

28 November 2013 | by Michael Sean Winters | Comments: 0

United States

The Catholic dioceses of Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania, have secured a preliminary injunction against the controversial contraception mandate, part of President Obama’s health-care overhaul, that is set to take effect on 1 January. The Health and Human Services (HSS) mandate obliges employers to provide insurance cover that includes contraception, as well as drugs that can cause early abortion, but allows certain faith-based exceptions.In a 65-page opinion, Judge Arthur Schwab of the Federal District Court for Western Pennsylvania stated that the issue before him was whether “the Government will be permitted to sever the Catholic Church into two parts (i.e., worship and faith, and “good works”) – in other words, will the Government  be successful in ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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