An Obama appointed federal judge has granted an injunction to multiple plaintiffs headed by the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend from the HHS contraceptive mandate, saying that the lawsuit had a reasonable chance of success on its merits.
Failure to grant the injunction would have meant $100 per day in fines for more than 17,000 employees. Bishop Kevin C Rhoades has repeatedly called this law an unjust attack on religious liberty that could not be obeyed.
BTW, the picture in the article is my view every week from the choir loft of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne, which was dedicated on December 8, 1860. The casket in the picture contains the body of Bishop John M D’Arcy who died in January 2013 after serving the diocese for almost 25 years as our bishop.