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U.S. Bishops' Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty
December 30, 2012 - November 24, 2013
Catholics are invited to participate personally and as a community in prayer, penance, and sacrifice for increased protections of religious liberty and for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage.
Learn more about the Call to Prayer, sign the pledge, sign up for weekly email or text reminders with specific intentions, and join the Facebook event!
Voices of Conscience
Watch four courageous women tell how their conscience rights are being violated, and why Congress needs to pass the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940). Join your voice with theirs by writing to your representative today!
Mrs. Cenzon-DeCarlo is a New York State nurse who filed suit after being forced to participate in a 22-week abortion against her deeply held beliefs.
Dr. Susan Elliott
Director & Professor, Biola University Nursing Department
Dr. Elliott represents Biola University, an evangelical Protestant university, suing the federal government to protect their conscience rights.
Christine Newland Kettterhagen
Co-Owner/Board Member of Hercules Industries, Inc.
Hercules Industries, a privately owned company, is suing the federal government to defend their ability to conduct business according to their strong values.
Sr. Jane Marie Klein
Chairperson of the Board, Franciscan Alliance, Inc.
Franciscan Alliance, Inc. is a 13-hospital Catholic health care system suing the federal government to continue caring for the community without sacrificing their mission.
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The Obama Administration's contraceptive and sterilization mandate has gone into effect for most employers. Congress is now preparing to consider "must-pass" appropriations legislation. Needed conscience provisions should be made a part of this legislation. Read the latest action alert.
Write to Congress opposing the mandate, calling for conscience protections!
This current call to prayer and penance is a renewal and expansion of the bishops' call to prayer that was issued last spring.
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