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July 1, 2014 by  
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How Hobby Lobby Ruling Could Impact Catholic Non-Profits

Catholic League President Bill Donohue says the ruling means the Obama administration cannot ‘run roughshod over the religious liberty rights of Americans.’

“If the Obama administration has exempted over 100-million Americans already, then, people of faith wonder why do we have to fight for our rights to get an exemption as well.”

While the Hobby Lobby decision was a 5-4 ruling, Donohue believes another religious freedom battle – about a year behind on the high court’s docket – involving Catholic non-profits – will be more decisive: “I’m going to predict a 9-0 victory.”

An order of Catholic nuns, the Little Sisters of the Poor, is heading up a group of non-profit organizations challenging the contraception mandate, just like Hobby Lobby did with other for-profit businesses.


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