Monday, October 08, 2007

A Letter to Our Shepherds


If you have followed the infringement of religious liberty taking place in the state of CT concerning the legislature's forcing Catholic hospitals to administer "Plan B" contraceptive pills to victims of rape-- which pills are believed by the medical community to cause chemical abortion in some cases-- then you are probably aware also of how the Bishops of Connecticut protested at first, but have since backed down and have no further plans at this time to fight this unjust law.

This is a matter of great concern to faithful Christians in the state of Connecticut and everywhere. If we allow the state to dictate whether or not the care we offer in Catholic hospitals is in keeping with the teachings of the Catholic Church we are inviting further encroachments upon our religious liberties in our hospitals, in our schools, and eventually in our churches and our homes.

I am proud to say that a letter written by my oldest brother, Michael, to the Bishops of Connecticut concerning this matter appears online at First Things today.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks for giving us this link. It is important to stay tuned into what is happening in New Englad area. wow.

Anonymous said...

May that letter get proliferated and proliferated and proliferated and linked to and published and emailed a million times over!

Jane Ramsey said...

Bravo, Suzanne, and Bravo, Michael!
Maybe it's time the shepherds started listening to the sheep.

mopsy from lifenut said...

Great letter, Susannah. I hope your brother's wise and compelling letter is a catalyst for action.

Mary Ellen Barrett said...

That's a heck of a brother you have there Suzanne. An excellent letter and I hope to God it has a strong effect.

Pro-Life Mommy said...

Wow, I'm glad that you posted this. I run my own pro-life group, and this is an issue that we are interested in. I am going to add this link to my other blog, our blog for our organization. Thanks again! I hope that other people realize how many places have not wanted to carry this drug but have been forced to, like Wal-Mart. They fought for a long time, but ended up having to carry it. It's hard to fight, but someone, even just one or two people, still have too! Good luck to your brother, I hope that people are listening to him!

KC said...

Ditto what Mary Ellen said.

Kristen Laurence said...

That is a fantastic article. How unfortunate that it had to be written.