Respect Life Issues
I share with you part of a message from Sr. Lucy Marie of the Sisters of Life on this feast of Pentecost. May the Holy Spirit guide us with the wisdom, truth and courage to do the will of God!
Just wanted to share some important news, and ask that you pass this information on to others:
- Religious Liberty Lawsuits
This morning, lawsuits were filed across the nation by Catholic dioceses and institutions, challenging the contraception and abortion mandates. The Archdiocese (and our health care agency, ArchCare) and the Diocese of Rockville Centre were among the dioceses to file suit. Other cases were filed by the Archdioceses of Washington, Dallas, and St. Louis, the Dioceses of Erie, Pittsburgh, Fort Worth, Jackson, Biloxi and Joliet, numerous Catholic Charities agencies, and Notre Dame University, Catholic University, and Franciscan University. A press release about the Archdiocese lawsuit can be found here. A press release from Cardinal Dolan on behalf of the USCCB can be read here. This is a very important set of legal challenges to the violation of our religious liberties by the government. Please pray for its success.
- Fortnight for Freedom Prayer Campaign – June 21st to July 4th, 2012
Join us in prayer to protect our Right to Religious Freedom – see www.FLRL.org for more info
God bless you,
Sr. Lucy Marie,
Respect Life Coordinator,
Archdiocese of New York