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Catholic education leaders cheer HHS mandate revision
U.S. bishops and Catholic education leaders cheered the Trump administration’s newly announced religious and moral exemptions to the HHS contraceptive mandate.
“We welcome the news that this particular threat to religious freedom has been lifted,” Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chair of the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee, said in a statement.
Franciscan University of Steubenville’s president welcomed changes to the mandate, saying that the Newman Guide college is, “grateful that our constitutional right to free exercise of religion has been restored.”