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February 2012

Contact the President, Secretary of HHS and Congress over Conscience Protection Clause

I've assembled a collection of links which might be useful if you plan on contacting government officials to let them know of your displeasure with the recent decision of HHS Secretary Sebelius and President Obama to mandate medical insurance which covers morally objectionable medications and procedures for employees of Catholic institutions.

The USCCB has a link to Congress to advocate for legislation which more fully protects the rights of individuals and institutions from coercion of their consciences.

Support Respect for Rights of Conscience Act

Contact the White House

President Obama's email at the White House

Mailing address:


Contact Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at Health and Human Services



The USCCB has a good collection of links and articles about conscience protection at their webpage.

USCCB Conscience Protection Critical

Archbishop Dolan's OpEd in Wall Street Journal

Bird's Eye Views of Holy Cross Building Plans

We've featured many of the exterior elevations of the new design for the Church on these blogs before, but not the newest floor plan which is below:


Several minor modifications have been made to this plan compared to those you might have seen at some of our meetings over the past several months.

The north transept was shortened slightly to allow for a wider driveway to the handicapped parking lot alongside the church. This required reconfiguration of the vestibule and elimination of one of the two upstairs bathrooms. No change in seating capacity resulted. The confessional on that side is retained.

An elevator was added for access to the basement meeting rooms and restrooms