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Posted: July 9, 2012
Catholics get out the vote in Queens – 7/2/12
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We are in the home stretch of the Fortnight for Freedom. The two-week period of prayer and action was spearheaded by the U.S. Bishops Conference as a response to a number of attacks on religious freedom in this country. Chief among them: the Department of Health and Human Services contraception mandate.

The mandate would force most religious organizations to provide contraception, sterilization and some abortion-inducing drugs in their employee health plans.

Here in the Diocese of Brooklyn, Catholics have been called into action. Among the events taking place, a series of voter registration drives at parishes across Brooklyn and Queens, including one on Sunday at Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament in Bayside.

4 comments
Barbara Zenni -- July 10th, 2012 at 10:51 am

We need to help everyone who is eligible to vote get registered . . . Hospitals, nursing homes, wherever they are, we need to get them registered!

karen neeley -- July 10th, 2012 at 10:55 am

why do catholics not show a reflection of their views at the pools. Just saying it doesn’t make it happen. As a catholic I can not understand why these views are not heard on sunday morning are we afraid to offend those who are for the Obama health care.

Cecelia -- July 14th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

California needs this bad! Need to know how to get it moving in our town???

Mary Keegan -- July 17th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Church services are attended by mostly the elderly who in some cases would need transportation to vote.

Will help where I can. We all need to be proactive to
protect our religious freedon.

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