My fellow American Catholics: You’ve heard about the new contraception mandate, right? How the government is forcing Catholic organizations to buy products that violate the Church, their consciences, and the True Faith? This is unconstitutional, but if we don’t protest, nothing will be done about it.
Fortunately, protesting and contacting Congress just got 100% easier. If you want to be part of the resistance, just follow these four easy steps:
1. CLICK THIS LINK. This is the NCHLA website describing the contraception mandate and why it’s a problem. Right at the top of the page is a button that says: Send E-mail to Congress. Click it!
2. The form page that loads in a new window has two forms: one for your representatives and one for your senators. There are three boxes to write your letter in: opening, body, and closing. Beneath the read more cut, I’ve included a letter you can copy and paste into those boxes. I borrowed the text of Bishop Zubik’s letter and the single paragraph that loads with the form urging Congress to sponsor the Respect for Rights of Conscience Act (H.R. 1179), which will ensure that the rights of conscience of all participants in our nation’s health care system will be respected. And I added my own comments. Feel free to edit any or all of it, but if you’re crunched for time or unsure what to say, send as-is.
3. Fill in your information at the bottom: name, address, email. It’s nothing the government doesn’t already know, especially if you’re a registered voter. If you’re under 18, write anyway! If you’re concerned they’ll dismiss you because you’re not a voter, mention your parents, or any other 18+ relative in that district.
4. Click send.
It’s that easy! There’s absolutely no excuse for Catholic Americans to let this slide. Even if you’re conflicted about or disagree with Church teachings on contraception and abortion, bear this in mind: once one person’s religious freedom is taken away, it is ever more likely that yours will be next. America was founded on freedom for religion, not freedom from religion.
Here’s the letter. Godspeed!