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.