Catholic Diocese of Cleveland

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Statement from Cleveland Bishop Nelson J. Perez regarding the HHS exemption

‘Regarding the decision to expand the HHS mandate exemption, I echo the thoughts of my fellow bishops with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.  The Administration’s decision to provide a broad religious and moral exemption to the HHS mandate recognizes that the full range of faith-based and mission-driven organizations have deeply held religious and moral beliefs that the law must respect.  Such an exemption is no innovation, but instead a return to common sense, long-standing federal practice and peaceful coexistence between church and state.”

October 9, 2017

Review the USCCB release, “HHS Mandate Decision Represents Return To Common Sense”>

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