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Victory in House for Religious Freedom of Catholic Colleges


CARDINAL NEWMAN SOCIETY

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Cardinal Newman Society
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3/2/2012

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ABSTRACTVictory in House for Religious Freedom of Catholic Colleges « Campus Notes Campus Notes The Cardinal Newman Society (CNS) Blog Skip to content About Subpage Sub Page 2 New Page Long Test Page Title « REILLY: Santorum Is Right About Colleges Student Sues Stonehill Over Roommate’s Sexual Exploits » Victory in House for Religious Freedom of Catholic Colleges The U.S. House voted 303-114 to repeal Obama administration regulations that threatened the religious liberty of Catholic colleges and the independence of all U.S. higher education by encouraging states to increase their scrutiny of colleges. H.R. 2117 , the Protecting Academic Freedom in Higher Education Act, repeals Department of Education regulations that The Cardinal Newman Society decried in November 2010: In its latest threat to the religious liberty and independence of Catholic colleges and universities, the Obama administration has issued new regulations that open the door to possible state intrusion into curriculum, student policies and hiring decisions. The regulations issued Friday effectively force many states to increase oversight of postsecondary education through state chartering or licensing, which is a necessary condition for colleges to participate in federal student aid programs. Most Catholic colleges accept low-cost federal student loans and grants. If forced to forego federal aid, these colleges would be at a disadvantage in recruiting students. “The door is opened for state politicians and bureaucrats who would impose their social agendas on private and religious colleges,” warned Patrick J. Reilly, President of The Cardinal Newman Society. “Already the Obama administration has seized direct ownership of student loans, and now a college’s eligibility for student loans is subject to the political whims of its state legislators and regulators. Many states have demonstrated callous disregard for the religious identity of Catholic colleges, from mandating contraceptive coverage in student and employee health plans to requiring employee benefits for same-sex couples.” SHARE: Email More Print Pin It Digg Share on Tumblr This entry was written by CNS Staff , posted on March 3, 2012 at 10:26 am , filed under Curriculum , Financial Aid , Religious Liberty . Bookmark the permalink . Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post . Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed. « REILLY: Santorum Is Right About Colleges Student Sues Stonehill Over Roommate’s Sexual Exploits » Menu Blog Home Choosing a Catholic College Donate to Our Cause Follow Us on Twitter Join Our Email List Like Us on Facebook Main CNS Site Opinion Press Releases For the Renewal Recent Posts New U.S. Nuncio Makes First Visit to Stateside Catholic College Creating a Hermitage in the Heart of Northeast D.C. Xavier Drops Contraceptive Coverage Notre Dame Awards Grants for Pro-Abortion, Pro-Gay Marriage Internships Not Your Average Spring Break for University of Dallas Students Contributors Adam Wilson CNS Staff Matthew Archbold Blogs of Interest The Catholic Thing Danielle Bean Rorate Caeli Whispers in the Loggia OSV Daily Take Damian Thompson Creative Minority Report Charlotte was Both The Thin Veil What Does the Prayer Really Say? Standing on My head Phi Beta Cons Father Groeschel Pro Ecclesia Chesterton Society Blog American Papist USCCB Media Blog First Things The City Gates New Liturgical Movement The Anchoress Fallible Blogma Jimmy Akin Conversion Diary Catholic Church Conservation The Pulpit Ten Reasons Minding the Campus The Black Cordelias The American Catholic Catholic Mom in Hawaii Te Deum laudamus! Hermeneutic of Continuity Ignatius Insight Scoop Curt Jester Saint Mary Magdalen St. Paul's Outreach Father C. John McCloskey Catholic Key Crisis Magazine Blog Patrick Madrid Battle for the Core of the World Aggie Catholics Mark Shea Deacon's Bench The New Criterion News Sites Inside Catholic H2onews Catholic Culture Inside Higher Ed L'Osservatore Romano Catholic News Service Catholic News Agency N.......