Bishops Renew Call To Legislative Action On Religious Liberty - Archived

by Stephanie Sanchez
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Dear Father:

It has been quite a week in the area of public policy.  Kindly note this latest press release from the United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.  The purported adjustments to the recent HHS directive on contraceptive coverage DOES NOT YET MEET the criteria that would protect our constitutionally mandated religious liberty and may still force us to be vehicles that place our employees — believer and non-believer — in moral risk. 

Carefully review this memo and feel free to read it at announcement time on Sunday if you believe this to be pastorally wise in your parish situation.

Again, I thank you for your kind attention to all of these many details in what has been a very busy week for all of us concerned with effective catechesis and care for those we serve and those we employ in our schools and Catholic agencies.

Blessings and Prayers!

 

Bishop Joseph Tyson