Two important items today re freedom of conscience and freedom of religion:

1. Cardinal Dolan’s letter to the US Senate urging the members to pass a Bill to protect conscience. In light of the anger that HHS has roused through attempting to impose mandatory contraceptive provision to every employee requesting such from every employer, the Catholic Church is doing its job of objecting to doing something it considers wrong, and is demanding protection of conscience, as is its constitutional right. Way to go!!

2. A Washington court just struck down a law mandating the sale of emergency contraceptives by pharmacists who cannot comply for  reasons of conscience.  Let’s hope this decision gathers momentum!