“In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences,” -- Cardinal-designate Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York & President of USCCB
Archbishop Carlson, together with the entire United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, under the leadership of Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, is calling upon ALL CATHOLICS to contact their representatives about the contraceptive mandate to be imposed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This mandate violates the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights. It represents unprecedented trampling upon human rights in the United States, specifically, freedom to live by one's religious convictions.
The bishops are speaking out loudly, but that is not enough: They are asking for our support. The St. Louis Review cites Pope Benedict's recent remarks that to be heard, the Church's voice must include the voices of "an engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity."
"We will not be silent, but will the voice of the Church be heard? Only if you join us in giving witness to the right to life and the right to religious freedom!" -- Archbishop Robert Carlson
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