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Contact your representatives in the Senate and House and ask them to overturn the HHS Rule.
View videos on religious freedom from Archbishop William Lori and Bishop Ricardo Ramirez along with addresses given at the 2012 June General Assembly of Bishops by Archbishop Lori, John H. Garvey, Esq., Dr.Thomas F. Farr and the Most Reverend Shlemon Warduni.
"We need to render unto Caesar those things that bear his
image. But we need to render ourselves unto God -- generously, zealously,
holding nothing back. To the extent we let God transform us into his own image,
we will – by the example of our lives – fulfill our duty as citizens of the
United States, but much more importantly, as disciples of Jesus Christ."
"Last August, nearly a year ago, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, published its Preventive Services Rule (commonly known as the HHS Mandate). Because of this rule, many–perhaps most–religious employers would be required to provide through their employee benefits plans procedures and pharmaceuticals that the religious employers have judged to be immoral.
Embedded in the HHS mandate is an extremely narrow definition of religion put there as a litmus test to determine which religious organizations are "religious enough" – by the government's definition – to deserve an exemption from providing services contrary to their teachings. Only those organizations that hire their own, serve their own, and exist primarily to inculcate their own doctrine qualify for this exemption.
Of course, all this has been falsely portrayed by some as a fight about
contraception – as part of a war on women. It is not. It is a struggle to
preserve a fundamental 1st Amendment Freedom, namely the exercise of religion
free of governmental interference." (Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, June 28 Address on Religious Liberty, Pallium, Rome, Italy)
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