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Indiana Protects Religious Freedom, but Does Notre Dame Want the Protection?

Good question.

Indiana’s version of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) was signed into law on Thursday by Governor Mike Pence, protecting “the fundamental freedom of Indiana citizens from unnecessary and unreasonable government coercion,” as it was described by Ryan Anderson, the William E. Simon Fellow at The Heritage Foundation. The law could serve as legal protection for the University of Notre Dame if it chooses to reverse its policy of providing employee benefits to same-sex spouses—a policy that is not required by Indiana law and which was publicly opposed by Fort Wayne-South Bend Bishop Kevin Rhoades last October.
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Mary De Voe said...

Pope Francis has just announced that Catholic Schools will be free. I do not know if Pope Francis included Notre Dame and Georgetown. The Pope said that there are enough priests and orthodox sisters to take up the position of teachers in the classroom. Catholics can expect that their children will receive training in the Catholic Faith.
Obama shared in the celebration by offering a percentage of the tax money saved to be returned in the form of school vouchers to assist parents in their education of their children. Obama said that as long as the Catholic taxpayer fulfilled the mandate that all children should remain in school until the age of sixteen years and that the children could read and write at a high school level, the vouchers would be forthcoming, after all, Obama said, “This is the taxpayers’ money.”
Catholic parents fell on their knees in thanksgiving to God for this taxpayers’ relief. The extra money will be well spent to properly raise their children into adulthood as honest decent citizens.
Oh, it is April Fool’s Day.

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