Little Sisters receive support ahead of court hearing

| March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Little Sisters of the Poor in St. Paul are asking for prayers and attracting volunteers ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of the religious order’s lawsuit March 23.

The order encouraged people to join them in 12 hours of prayer March 15. Meanwhile, local supporters of Women Speak for Themselves, a national religious liberty organization led by Helen Alvaré, is participating in a national service day at the Little Sisters of the Poor’s Holy Family Residence March 23. Volunteers are asked to register in advance at http://www.womenspeakforthemselves.com.

The Little Sisters of the Poor are among religious organizations contesting the Affordable Care Act mandate requiring most employers to provide insurance coverage for artificial birth control, sterilization and abortifacients.

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