Mark your calendars for the 2015 Annual White Mass! This will take place the evening of St Luke’s feastday, October 20, 2015. As usual, there will be a Mass at the cathedral with Bishop Rhoades, then a banquet with a speaker. This year’s speaker will be Dr. Ashley Fernandes, a pediatrician and bioethics professor. His talk will focus on Reclaiming the Medical Culture. A losing battle? Think again!
The price is only $15 a person for the banquet meal. Please RSVP so we have the proper amount of food.
You may pay at the door but we prefer Paypal or check donations. See the DONATE page for details.
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This year we have been working on a new study guide, approved by Bishop Rhoades and written by Dr. McGovern. This stand-alone study guide complements the booklet written by the Pontifical Council for Health care workers, Pastoral Care in Health and the New Evangelisation for the Transmission of the Faith.
This particular series is at St Vincents, the second Saturdays in January/February, April/May, and September/October for a total of 6 sessions. The October meeting is the final meeting for 2015. Don’t worry if you haven’t come to any meetings yet as these are be stand-alone, interactive, fun discussions. Come late if necessary.
Here is the STUDY GUIDE. Here is a MAP
We hope to see you at the sixth meeting on October 10, in Mass at 8:00 a.m. or in the Spiritual Center at Community Room B at 8:45 a.m. We will be discussing pages 68-78, Lesson 6, in the study guide. We will have donuts and coffee.
Hello everyone. Please see the memo below from the NCHLA asking us to urge our senators to co-sponsor and support the Health Care Conscience Rights Act. As you know from past alerts, it just takes a few minutes to click on the link in blue below and customize the prepared text to send an email to our senators. I would be grateful if you would also pass this along to anyone else you think would participate.
Thanks and God bless,
Co-director, Office of Family Life
Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
DATE: September 9, 2015
TO: Diocesan Pro-Life Directors, State Catholic Conference Directors, Friends
FROM: Amy McInerny, Executive Director
Ask Congress to fix the limitations in federal law that threaten our religious liberty. Current federal law only partially protects conscience rights in health care. The Health Care Conscience Rights Act, (S. 1919/H. R. 940) will correct existing deficiencies.
Tell Congress that government must not force Americans to violate their religious and moral beliefs about respect for life when they provide health services or provide or purchase health coverage. With these modifications to current law, the promise of the Founders, that Americans would not be forced by their government to violate their deepest convictions of conscience, will at last be fulfilled in the modern health care system.
Please take action now to urge your Senator to co-sponsor and support the Health Care Conscience Rights Act, (S.1919) introduced in August by Senator James Lankford (R-OK) with 14 co-sponsors. At the same time, the House should be urged to support the identical House bill, (H.R. 940) and enact its policy into must-pass legislation. Please click here to take action!
Thank you for taking time today to speak out in defense of life and liberty. Together we will be heard!