"But hey, you have to have moral values. You have to start somewhere, and that’s what we’ve decided to do." - Mississippi Representative Bubba Carpenter Republican Pro-Coat Hanger AbortionsThe Unversity of Notre Dame is among the multiple Catholic-based institutions suing President Obama over providing the Birth Control mandate in Obamacare.
As these institutions provide healthcare coverage as part of their pay/benefits to their employees, this is a cut and dried situation wherein a business does not have the right to tell it's employees what they may or may not spend their money upon. Nor can Notre Dame deny to cover needed/legal medical care based on their fantasy beliefs.
But, the key is the University of Notre Dame has only found it's catholic morality when it comes to controlling lady parts. For when it comes to controlling the behavior of Football players, Notre Dame takes a hands off approach.
In just May this year, 3 Notre Dame football players, Tommy Rees, DaVaris Daniels, Carlo Calabrese have been arrested. And this isn't the first time Notre Dame Football has had run-ins with the law or have had football players go off on alcohol fueled crime sprees.
Last year star Notre Dame Football player Michael Floyd was arrested for a DUI. Notre Dame made Floyd a Team Captain and described him as a "star".
In July, 2010, eight Notre Dame Football players were arrested for alcohol-related charges (mostly underage drinking) stemming from an off-campus party. None of the players missed a game.
But, even worse than Notre Dame's coddling of Football is that Notre Dame's Football program claimed the lives of two students in 2010.
Just 3 months before Floyd's arrest, incoming freshman Matt James died when he fell off a hotel balcony during spring break with a blood-alcohol level of 0.19.
And in 2010 Notre Dame killed Declan Sullivan, when they sent him up onto an unstable scissor lift in 50+ mph winds to film Notre Dame Football practice. The tower fell, Sullivan died.
After all this is the Univserity which has "Touchdown Jesus", Joe Montana and the legend of little Rudy Ruettiger, who in December 2011 was charged with SEC violations and paid a fine of nearly $400,000 dollars. Of course, Football players may do whatever they wish.
"I think if you’re saying that South Bend is the only place in the world where that occurs, then maybe that would be true. But these are things we deal with in society all over the country. Everybody’s working to teach and communicate about making good choices. We’re going to hope that the guys model and lead the right way." - Notre Dame Football Coach Brian Kelly.So, yet again with have religious institutions which only finds Morality when it comes to oppressing and controlling women. When it comes to controlling the racacous criminal behavior of King Football well then Notre Dame "hopes" and relies on the unseen magic of "Touchdown Jesus".