Cardinal Dolan commented today on last week’s HHS Mandate Decision:

Did you hear about the decision last week by U.S. District Court Judge Brian M. Cogan in the lawsuit brought by the Archdiocese of New York  . . .   against the administration for the unconstitutional HHS mandate?

You probably did not, as there seems to have been virtually no mention of the decision—in favor of the archdiocese, by the way—in any local newspaper or on television.


While he noted that, “the judge’s decision doesn’t settle the case, but allows the case to proceed so that it might be heard in court,” Dolan cheered, “Bravo, Judge Cogan!” and applauded him for writing that “the First Amendment does not require citizens to accept assurances from the government that, if the government later determines it has made a misstep, it will take ameliorative action. There is no, ‘Trust us, changes are coming’ clause in the Constitution.’”

Read Dolan’s full statement here.

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