Catholic University President Takes Public Stand Against HHS Mandate
John Garvey, President of The Catholic University of America and constitutional scholar, has taken a public role in the Catholic battle against the Obama Administration's HHS mandate.
It isn't the first public battle Garvey has faced, as he took on the left wing establishment last year in returning Catholic U to single-sex dormitories.
These are challenging times for a Catholic university president with expertise in constitutional law and a penchant for standing his ground.
In the wake of his 2010 appointment as president of The Catholic University of America, John Garvey made headlines — and even provoked a lawsuit — when he called for a return to single-sex dorms on the Washington campus.
Now Garvey is making waves as he takes an increasingly public role in the fight to repeal President Obama’s contraception mandate.
While the U.S. bishops spearhead an escalating national campaign to rescind a new federal law requiring virtually all private employers to provide contraception — including abortion-inducing drugs — in their health-care coverage, the effort has received a ready assist from the soft-spoken Garvey. He has employed both his high-profile position and intellectual firepower as a constitutional scholar to bolster and inform the bishops’ public stance.
Read the full story from The National Catholic Register.