Dominican Sisters of Mary Issue Statement on SCOTUS Ruling

In response to the Supreme Court’s decision regarding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), Mother Mary Assumpta Long, O.P., the Prioress General of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist released the following statement which was obtained by

“Because the United States Supreme Court did not overturn the individual mandate in the PPACA, the unconstitutional HHS mandated coverage for abortion-inducing drugs, sterilization, and artificial contraception for employees is intact, and our religious freedom remains severely compromised. This is unacceptable, especially for a country that proudly protected and promoted religious liberty in all its fullness since its founding.

We will not despair. Instead we urge all Catholics to remain vigilant, to pray, and to engage our faith in the public arena.  Religious liberty must not be reduced to simply freedom of worship.

Vigilance is imperative since our elected representatives will now be pursuing the repeal of the PPAC and the individual mandate in the coming weeks; dozens of religious-liberty lawsuits against the unconstitutional HHS mandate are proceeding; and in the upcoming election we have the ability to elect candidates to public office who will work and vote to change this unjust policy and defend our religious liberty.

We stand in solidarity with our bishops and their Fortnight for Religious Freedom campaign, which asks all Catholics, other Christians, and all people of good will to study, pray and engage in public action against the unconstitutional HHS mandate.

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist pray that God will protect the ability for all Americans to freely exercise their religious liberty. The Sisters of Mary will offer up daily prayers with the intention that this unjust mandate be overturned, and we will do so until it is overturned.”

The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist is a Roman Catholic community of women religious based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Our primary apostolate is the education and formation of young people. We remain open to engaging the modern culture with new forms of evangelization in order to preach the Gospel and teach the Truth. In 15 years, the Sisters have grown to over 100, the average age is 28 and the average age of the women who enter is 21. Sisters represent most of the States across the U.S., various Provinces in Canada.



  • Margaret Kelly

    Hooray for real nuns who don’t need bus tours to get their message across! Thank you Sisters for all that you do and may God bless you and all of our efforts.

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  • Gani M. Bautista

    Yes, we have to do something about this. People may not understand this is really serious.

    To give you an example, if a person had a car accident and seriously injured and he/she is non-Catholic we cannot treat this person. whatever denamination this person belongs … let say 7th day adventist then she will be brought to that hospital. This is simply insane!

  • Rich Maffeo

    This is a good start. However, there is much much more that can be done. I write about it here: http://​thecontemplativecatholicconvert​​fortnight-of-prayer-rest-of-sto​ry.html

  • Doug Blanco

    God Bless the Dominican Sisters of Mary for their support of religious freedom AND the Bishops in these troubled times!

  • Marge Bramschreiber

    We’re with you Sister, Everyone please pray that God will see us through this trial, and restore our freedom of conscience. We pray this abominable legislation will be thrown out. Please God so many of us want to see your name honored in our country once again. St. Michael, the archangel, defend us in battle, lead us forward to our Heavenly Father. Sweet Mother of Jesus, please let your Son know we are so very thankful for his redemption of us and atonement for our sins. With your help we will sin no more.



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