Our struggle for religious liberty that began in 2011 is far from over. It has taken on a renewed urgency, as the Administration's mandate for contraceptive, sterilization and abortifacient coverage will be enforced against nonprofit Catholic school, charities and health care institutions beginning August 1st. Soon, Congress must decide whether it will address this violation of religious freedom before August, by adding the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940) to its next "must-pass" bill (debt limit bill or spending bill) needed to keep the government operating. While we have made some progress, many members of Congress say they are not receiving messages from their constituents about this urgent issue. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia Office for Family Life and Laity strongly encourages support H.R. 940. Call or write to your elected Representative even if you have in the past. To send a message, go to http://nchla.org/actiondisplay.asp?ID=292 - it will allow you to find your Representative.
If we do not act, taxpayer funds may, for the first time, be used to pay for elective abortions in Pennsylvania. Our state legislature must take steps to prevent abortion coverage in the federal insurance exchanges being set up in PA. Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 818 would prohibit insurance providers that participate in the insurance exchanges from covering elective abortions. Please send a message to your legislators at www.pacatholic.org TODAY requesting that this important pro-life issue be addressed as soon as possible! On average, women give at least 3 reasons for choosing abortion: 3/4 say that having a baby would interfere with work, school or other responsibilities; about 3/4 say they cannot afford a child; and 1/2 say they do not want to be a single parent or are having problems with their husband or partner (AGI).
Please see our brochure for Day Camps for Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Cheerleading, Camp Invention & VBS offered at our Education Center. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Bouthillette at email@example.com or (610) 287-2500 ext. 3.
Please see our brochure and registration form for Summer Camp offered at our Education Center. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Bouthillette, Director, at 610-287-2500 ext. 3 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish has enlisted Parish Giving to provide its parishioners with the opportunity to use monthly electronic funds transfers as an alternative method for giving. Parish Giving is being offered to you free of charge. Some of the features offered include:
Ability to make one-time contributions
Ability to make recurring contributions
Ability to contribute to multiple organizations
Ability to select your billing date
Ability to use Credit Card or Bank Transfer
Ability to access end of year contribution reports