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'It is absolute, unequivocal... impossible for us to go against the teachings of the Catholic Church in any way.' (Dr. William Thierfelder) Continue Reading

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  1. Alan
    5 years ago

    Besides closing the school might another possibliy be ....
    raise peoples salaries the amount the college pays for the healthcare plan and then stop offering any plan. Let each person obtain their own insurance.

  2. Eddie Fong
    5 years ago

    This is just the begining, a test in a far away college tucked in a remote corner of North Carolina. If they succeed on this effort, watch out! If any scholl don not sell out like Notre Dame, they are doomed!

    God bless you, Dr. Thierfelder!

  3. Jennifer Dietzman
    5 years ago

    Most insurance companies do not cover contraceptives and if they do it is only at about a 20% discount to the individual. However, there is a solution for these women, tell them you are no longer offering insurance, period. And that the government will be happy to meet their insurance needs. Or, tell them to purchase the extra coverage for the contraceptives themselves. But, by no means should we compromise our beliefs for the sake of a few. How Jesus must feel today with the way we in this society twist his words to meet our own needs and the way we disregard human life after he gave his so we could choose......

  4. Laurence
    5 years ago

    Don't give in, but don't close the school either. Closing the school is the greatest victory for those that despise our Catholic Church and her teachings. Keep the school open without obeying the immoral demands of any institution - including the government itself...

    May God bless you and help you, Dr. Thierfelder, and all those that seek to be faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ.

  5. Fred
    5 years ago

    What these eight faculty members don't seem to get is that if they get the state to interfere in this religious matter then the Church will just shut down the college and they will be unemployed.

  6. Marie
    5 years ago

    What did you expect from the anti-life Presidency and his administration? They were given the green light for such acts when they were not removed from Notre Dame this spring. The battles have just begun.

  7. Thien
    5 years ago

    The recent Gallop poll has suggested that our nation is more conservatives (Christian and traditional values) in 50 states than it seems. So let us not give up. We Catholics must reach out to other Christians to maintain the "in God we trust" vision, and civically fight back the "hopen-n-change" crowd.

  8. Marie
    5 years ago

    How can these exclusions be discrimination? MEN are the ones that more often get sterilized with a vascectomy. I can't believe this never came up in argument. Case closed.

  9. Pam
    5 years ago

    In addition...: If people don't want to follow the rules of Belmont College, then don't go to Belmont College, whether for work or study. This is the right to freedom of (not "from") religion that is fundamental to our existenece as the USA. STAND FIRM!

  10. Pam
    5 years ago

    We are entering a phase of outright persecution for our Catholic faith in our own country--like we have never seen before. Jesus tells us how we are to act when we stand before our "judges"--whether within or outside the courtroom. Mt 5:10-12,43-44; Mt24:6ff; Lk 21:10ff and Jesus warns us of the danger of falling away from Him under persecution (e.g., Mk 4:11-44) Let us pray for one another, to give witness to Jesus and our Catholic/Christian faith and when all is said and done, to STAND FIRM in front of an "evil and adulterous generation!"

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