Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Appellant In Contraceptive Mandate Case Creates "Novena To Reverse HHS Mandate"

As previously reported, last week the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in seven cases brought by various religious non-profits challenging the Obama Administration's accommodation for non-profits that object to furnishing contraceptive coverage in their employee health insurance plans. One of the plaintiffs that is pressing a challenge at the Supreme Court level is the Catholic pro-life organization Priests For Life. Yesterday the group announced that it had created a Novena to Reverse HHS Mandate (a series of nine prayers to be recited on successive days), and invited individuals, families, churches and schools to join in the prayer campaign.  Here are two excerpts from the Novenas:
At this moment, therefore, when our government has decided to force us to cooperate in evil, we pray for the grace to be faithful to you and to oppose the unjust laws and mandates that have been imposed upon us and our institutions.....
We pray, Lord, for our President and for the thousands of people who serve in his administration. We pray that you enlighten and guide them, and free them from the deception of evil.