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Statement in Response to HHS Mandate

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

STATEMENT BY VERY REVEREND DOUGLAS L. MOSEY, C.S.B.

PRESIDENT-RECTOR, HOLY APOSTLES COLLEGE & SEMINARY

 

Cromwell, CT (February 20, 2012) –

The mission of Holy Apostles College & Seminary is to cultivate lay, consecrated and ordained Catholic leaders for the purpose of evangelization. We work to animate the entire college and seminary experience with a recognizable, distinctive, unambiguously Catholic spirit and to assist students to formulate a coherent worldview based on faith and reason.

It is impossible therefore, for the Holy Apostles College & Seminary community to support the recent government-imposed HHS mandate requiring us to turn our back on the teachings of the Magisterium of the Church and to provide health coverage that is not consistent with what we know to be in the best interest of women and children.

This unprecedented attack on our religious liberty must stop. In the words of our Bishop, Michael R. Cote of Norwich,

We cannot—we will not—comply with this unjust law.  People of faith cannot be made second class citizens.  We are already joined by our brothers and sisters of all faiths and many others of good will in this important effort to regain our religious freedom.  Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture, only to have their posterity stripped of their God given rights.  In generations past, the Church has always been able to count on the faithful to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties.  I hope and trust she can count on this generation of Catholics to do the same.  Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less.

 

 

 

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