With all the hoohah going on about the upcoming Conclave, don’t forget that all “Church”, like politics, is local.
In these USA we are facing unprecedented attacks on our religious freedom. The Obama Administration, through Obamatax and the HHS Mandate, is eroding our religious liberty. We have to protect the rights of all who, in their conscience, cannot give in to the evil things the Obama Administration is trying to force on believers. The so-called “compromises” the Administration has feigned to offer are really no compromises at all. We have to stay focused and alert. Our 1st Amendment rights (and 2nd Amendment!) are under attack.
Via the Cardinal Newman Society (check our their useful feed on the side bar of this blog!):
Republican House Members Introduce Conscience Protection Act
March 5, 2013
Three Republican members of Congress, along with 47 co-sponsors, have announced a legislative effort to protect conscience rights. House Representatives Diane Black (R-TN), Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), and John Fleming, M.D. (R-LA) hosted a press conference this morning to introduce the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (NCCRA). According to a press release, the legislation is designed to protect American’s First Amendment rights and prevent the administration’s assault on religious freedom.
“We have come together to act to protect Americans’ most basic rights – our rights of conscience and religious freedom,” Representative Fortenberry told The Cardinal Newman Society. “The bill simply restores the basic rights in health care that were widely accepted before the implementation of the new health care law.”
Read the rest there.
I received an SMS from the USCCB about this.
The US Bishops are asking us to call Washington and support HR 940. Read about it HERE.
Latest Title: To amend the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to protect rights of conscience with regard to requirements for coverage of specific items and services, to amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit certain abortion-related discrimination in governmental activities, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Rep Black, Diane [TN-6] (introduced 3/4/2013) Cosponsors (50)
Latest Major Action: 3/4/2013 Referred to House committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
I have the numbers of my US Senators and the Congressman for this district written down and nearby. Do you know who your Representative is? Your Senators?