Cardinal criticizes contraceptive mandate, calls exemption too narrow
HHS defined a religious employer as “one that: (1) has the inculcation of religious values as its purpose; (2) primarily employs persons who share its religious tenets; (3) primarily serves persons who share its religious tenets; and (4) is a nonprofit organization” under specific sections of the Internal Revenue Code.

It appears that Catholic Hospitals do not meet the 2nd and 3rd parts of this [proposed] definition and, thus, will not be exempt from the mandate to cover contraceptive services through their insurance policies.

Michael Miller, Jr.