22 March 2012

Rally against Government Persecution of Religion Tomorrow

This version of the announcement comes from Saint Louis Crusade:


The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is being held Friday, March 23 at noon, local time, outside federal buildings, Congressional offices and historic sites across the country. The theme for the Rally is “Stand Up for Religious Freedom—Stop the HHS Mandate!”
Thousands of Americans will be participating in these peaceful rallies, organized by the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society to oppose 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 location in St. Louis is here:
St. Louis
Office of Senator Claire McCaskill
5850 Delmar Boulevard (Map)
E-mail the Rally Captain
You are also encouraged to join the Jefferson City Rally March 27!

6 comments:

Pete said...

For your readers across the Mississippi:

Friday March 23. St Peter's Cathedral Bville. 12:10 mass (Sacred Heart Chapel) followed by Rosary walk to county courthouse in Bville square and back.

Great witness in the streets and the public square!

Elizabeth said...

They counted us at 150 in front of Senator McCaskill's office. I saw one person counter-protesting.

thetimman said...

God bless all who attended. There is a statewide rally in Jeff city next friday, which I will post on next week.

Anonymous said...

I was at the Delmar rally - 150 people in a city the size of St. Louis. While it was great that we all showed up, it's going to take a lot more to be heard. The Knights of Columbus have been vocal about attending the rally at Jefferson City, but I hadn't heard anything from them regarding the Delmar rally. Nor was it mentioned in our church's bulletin. My point is this-next time, we need to organize and follow through. And finally, where were all the clergy?! Are we serious about this or what? I don't want to be a downer - it was a good first step. All of us need to step up our efforts to get the word out next time.
Ben
Ben

Pete said...

I filed a late report tonight from Belleville at soilcatholic.blogspot.com.

I think 150-200 people walked and prayed in downtown Belleville today. And the rain held until folks were piling in their cars to go home! Photos at BND.

Anonymous said...

Tim,

The statewide rally is next Tuesday, March 27. Here's some info on the rally:

http://stlouisreview.com/article/2012-03-14/archbishops-challenge

Plus some tips on preparing for the trip to Jeff City:

http://stlouisreview.com/article/2012-03-22/tips-attending-march

Hope this helps!
Jennifer Brinker
St. Louis Review