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Sebelius Speech at Georgetown Draws Fire from Catholic Groupposted on May 9, 2012
The Cardinal Newman Society, a Catholic advocacy group, wrote a letter to Georgetown University, criticizing their invitation for HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to speak at an upcoming awards dinner. The letter read, “The selection is especially insulting to faithful Catholics and their bishops, who are engaged in the fight for religious liberty and against abortion.” At issue is the Obama administration’s mandate that all health insurance plans cover contraception, which the Catholic Church finds morally wrong. Though a Catholic institution, Georgetown has stood by its invitation.