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Posted on Mar 15, 2014 | 1 comment

March for Religious Liberty

March for Religious Liberty

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Last-minute addition to our calendar:

Matthew Gifford of St. Susanna parish (Mason, OH) sends the following:

This Sunday, I am organizing a March for Religious Liberty to show support for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood as they prepare to fight the HHS Mandate in the Supreme Court.

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of abortion-inducing drugs and contraception, I hope you will agree that citizens should have the right to not be forced by our government to violate their consciences and their firmly held religious beliefs. I believe this encroachment of the government on the rights of citizens is evil, and that we need to do something to show our opposition to it.

I fear that the wrong outcome on this decision could lead to our Religious Liberty being reduced to merely a Freedom to Worship or worse. Conversely, the right decision in this case could virtually eliminate the government’s legal battles with entities like the Little Sisters of the Poor, Notre Dame, and EWTN.

Please join us at 2:30pm on Sunday March 16th as we march from St. Susanna to downtown Mason and back (about 2 miles).

Gifford says the event will begin with prayer, including the Prayer for Government written by America’s first bishop, Archbishop John Carroll, and end with a novena to the North American Martyrs and the Rosary.

For more information, see the event’s Facebook page.

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1 Comment

  1. I just heard this announced on the radio as happening tomorrow. The March was yesterday. We had a small but hearty group brave the cold and wind to support religious liberty. For those that could not make it, please join us in praying the Novena to the North American Martyrs for 9 days leading up to the Supreme Court hearing on March 25th, the Feast of the Annunciation.

    http://www.tradbooks.com/novenas/North_American_Martyrs.htm

    Pray for God to guide the Supreme Court and protect Religious Liberty in this country.