Checkback: Ace suit appeal decided

Author: Ed Cohen

What became of the appeal of the federal court decision that said the Corporation for National and Community Service couldn’t help fund Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education program because the relationship violated the principal of separation of church and state?

In March 2005 a federal appeals court overturned the original ruling. One of the judges in the 3-0 appeals decision wrote that the government is neither promoting religion nor creating incentives for AmeriCorps volunteers to teach religion in the Catholic schools in which ACE places participants.