Someday--maybe 500 years from now, maybe 50, maybe 5, and maybe five months, or five weeks, or five days from now--some Pope will fold, and the Catholic Church will no longer claim that contraception is a sin. Someday after that the Catholic Church will make contraception a moral duty: will advise parents-to-be that they have an obligation to their children to space their births, so they can give proper attention to each child.
What will Notre Dame President John Jenkins say when that day comes?
Will it be: "Please send Lazarus down here with a damp cloth?"
Caitlin MacNeal: Notre Dame Re-Filing Lawsuit Against Contraception Mandate:
The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday re-filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration challenging the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. "Our abiding concern in both the original filing… and this re-filing has been Notre Dame’s freedom--and indeed the freedom of many religious organizations in this country--to live out a religious mission," Notre Dame president John Jenkins said in a statement, according to the Hill. "We have sought neither to prevent women from having access to services, nor to prevent the government from providing them."
The university's initial filing was dismissed in January because the school would not be subject to that regulation.... Jenkins said that the administration's efforts so far are not enough: "We have concluded, however, the government’s accommodations would require us to forfeit our rights, to facilitate and become entangled in a program inconsistent with Catholic teaching, and to create the impression that the University cooperates with and condones activities incompatible with its mission," he said.