Thursday, August 4, 2016

Little Sisters of the Poor awarded by #KnightsofColumbus for #ProLife win over HHS

The Little Sisters of the Poor were awarded  Gaudium et Spes Award by the Knights of Columbus. These Catholic nuns fought the pro-abortion HHS mandate and won their case at the Supreme Court. They were fighting not be forced to pay for abortion-causing drugs for their employees. The mandate requires religious groups to pay for birth control and drugs that may cause abortions.  At the 134th Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention in Toronto. Supreme Knight Carl Anderson presented the to the Little Sisters of the Poor for their commitment to their Catholic beliefs even in the face of strong government pressure.  The Award is the highest honor given by the Knights of Columbus. The KofC is the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, with more than 1.9 million members.  Mother Loraine Marie Maguire, superior of the Sisters’ Baltimore Province, explained:
" Although we never would have chosen to become the public face of conscientious objection to the HHS Mandate, we felt compelled to take a stand for the sake of the elderly residents we serve. Our only desire has been to ensure that we will be able to continue to care for the elderly poor with dignity and love, just as we have for over 175 years. "
Anderson said: “Today, the sisters are still helping the poor, the sick and the dying. They are still doing incredible work in their communities, and they are still doing all of this without violating their conscience.”  (Image Source Google Images share KofC)

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