Three offices of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati are sponsoring two informative forums on the new Health and Human Services mandates that would require most to employers, including Catholic institutions and business owners, to pay for employees’ health coverage that includes abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and contraception.
Each free event will include presentations from a panel of experts in the areas of moral theology, Catholic social teaching, civil law and its impact on religious institutions, and the Church’s teachings on human sexuality. They will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. March 6 at Ascension Parish, Kettering, and 7 to 9 p.m. March 8 at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish, West Chester.
The Family and Respect Life Office, the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, and the Catholic Social Action Office are sponsoring the forums.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the eighth largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment. The 19-county territory includes 214 parishes and 113 Catholic primary and secondary schools.