St. Cecilia is hosting a panel discussion and Q&A on Wed., Feb. 15, at 7:00 p.m. in response to the recent Health and Human Services mandate that will require all institutions that provide health insurance to cover the cost of contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs, and sterilization for their employees. This would force all Catholic organizations, such as hospitals and schools, to pay for practices that directly violate the Church’s teachings.
mandate runs contrary to our nation’s long-standing tradition of
respecting our citizens’ religious liberties that allow people of all
beliefs to follow their consciences and the tenets of their faith. The
U.S. bishops have declared the Church cannot and will not comply with
this mandate, because to comply would be to deny the teachings of
Some topics the
panelists will address: What is the situation, its implications, and
its effect on religious liberty? What did God create us for? Why does
the Catholic Church not allow contraception, abortion, and
sterilization? What are the fruits of contraception and abortion on
society in the last 50 years? How should we respond to these attacks on
religious liberty and our rights of conscience?
For more information e-mail Dan Egan at: Catholic4areason @ gmail.com