Rally for Religious Freedom

Have you heard about the rally for religious freedom happening across the country tomorrow, March 23rd, at noon?  Over 100 cities are participating.

Check out this website to find the rally nearest you.  Come out and support religious freedom for all Americans.

“We wish to clarify what this debate is—and is not—about.  This is not about access to contraception, which is ubiquitous and inexpensive, even when it is not provided by the Church’s hand and with the Church’s funds.  This is not about the religious freedom of Catholics only, but also of those who recognize that their cherished beliefs may be next on the block.  This is not about the Bishops’ somehow ‘banning contraception,’ when the U.S. Supreme Court took that issue off the table two generations ago.  Indeed, this is not about the Church wanting to force anybody to do anything; it is instead about the federal government forcing the Church—consisting of its faithful and all but a few of its institutions—to act against Church teachings.  This is not a matter of opposition to universal healthcare, which has been a concern of the Bishops’ Conference since 1919, virtually at its founding.  This is not a fight we want or asked for, but one forced upon us by governments on its own timing.  Finally, this is not a Republican or Democratic, a conservative or liberal issue; it is an American issue.”

-A Statement of the Administrative Committee of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops; March 14, 2012

For more information on the rally, click here.  Please continue to keep this issue in your prayers.