Bishop Hying noted that in this time of “deep division,” it is especially important for the Church to be free to “provide solace and comfort for all.”
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Madison Bishop Donald Hying said Wednesday that the Church had an urgent mission to serve the community, one the reopening plan was preventing.
The case began in 2011 when religious groups, including the Little Sisters, objected to the Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate
“For nearly a decade, we have been in a battle for the soul of our ministry,” said Sister Loraine Marie Maguire, Mother Provincial of the Little Sisters of the Poor, in a telephonic press conference after the arguments.
The Conference of Major Superiors of Women, along with Becket, the nonprofit law firm representing the Little Sisters of the Poor, are organizing the rally and rosary, which will be livestreamed at 8:45 a.m. EDT Wednesday morning on Becket’s Facebook page.
The city announced that it would cease all foster-care placements through Catholic Social Services due to Church teaching on marriage. Supporters say religious providers offer needed service.