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PROJECT LIFE AND LIBERTY -- To Preserve Out Most Basic Rights

posted Apr 12, 2013, 1:47 PM by Church Office   [ updated Apr 12, 2013, 1:47 PM ]

The U.S. Government has been attacking religious freedom, especially when it attacks our freedom to respect and revere life at its most defenseless stage. The very fabric of our society is placed at risk. This is what state and governmental bodies have done in recent months, demanding new action by the Catholic community. Among the recent disturbing developments include: 1.) The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has mandated that almost every man and woman in America, as well as many religious institutions that help the needy, may not provide or purchase health coverage unless that coverage includes a wide array of sterilization and “contraceptive” methods, including drugs that can induce abortion. 2.) After the Catholic Church’s migration and refugee services office had provided excellent service to victims of human trafficking for five years, HHS took away its federal grant and gave it to less qualified secular agencies because the Catholic agency would not violate its moral principles on human life. 3.) Some state government officials have tried to make Catholic organizations include coverage for abortions in health plans for their employees, or help provide abortions and sterilizations in order to participate fully in our health care system. Americans who believe in the SACREDNESS OF LIFE AND THE RIGHT OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM NEED TO RAISE THEIR VOICES NOW! Various ways to take action are included in this weekend’s bulletin inserts. Please take time to prayerfully consider taking action against these continued attacks on the Catholic Church, human life, and religious freedom.