Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallys: June 8

As previously communicated here at BCI, the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society have announced that the next Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rally are taking place today, Friday, June 8, in cities and towns across the United States.   There are two in the Boston area today–one at noontime in Boston and one at 6:30pm in West Roxbury.

The June 8 Stand Up Rally builds on the tremendous momentum created by the first Stand Up Rally on March 23.

On that day, over 63,000 Americans came out in 145 cities coast to coast pushed back against the new mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that requires all employers provide free contraceptives, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs through their health plans, even in violation of their consciences.

The rally in Boston is taking place at 12pm on Boston Common, at Beacon Street and Park Street, just across from the State House.  If you can make it, please do try to attend. Click here for more information.

A Boston neighborhood Rally will also take place at 6:30 p.m. at Holy Name Rotary, 1689 Centre Street in West Roxbury.

It is important that Catholics exercise every means possible to prevent the trampling of our religious freedoms. Please do support these efforts and participate if you are able.

 

4 Responses to Stand Up for Religious Freedom Rallys: June 8

  1. jbq2 says:

    I am very supportive of this issue and wonder just where the Archdiocese of Boston lands in this regard. You continue to do well your impression of “Paul Revere”.

  2. Lou says:

    The West Roxbury Rally began with a half hour prayer vigil around the Holy Name Rotary. Over 141 people attended. The speeches and patriotic anthems after the vigil were really great. Three young professional women. Two lawyers and a medical professional. They were fresh, young, positive, and focussed on the HHS Mandate. Every catholic pastor from our three parishes came and were so courageous. Father Carlson from Holy Name, Father Dunn from St. John Chrystotom, and Msgr. Helmick from St. Theresa offered the Invocation, The Lord’s Prayer, and The final Benediction. This was all lay organized, so three cheers for these priests. As was said at the close of the rally portion of the event in West Roxbury the good guys wear black! Also a Mr. Cunniff stepped to the fore and filled in as song leader. 141 voices led by Mr. Cuniff singing America the Beautiful and My Country Tis of Thee. It was a great night! Thanks to BCI for giving the event a plug!

  3. [...] Boston Archdiocese. In addition to the Boston rally, there was one in West Roxbury too. Lou reports here that the evening rally in West Roxbury drew nearly 150 [...]

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