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.



  • dave gant

    Google wants to further gay rights across the world, launching a new campaign called “Legalize Love” on Saturday.

    The tech giant hopes to advance marriage rights for gay, lesbian and bisexual people in countries where it has offices, beginning in Poland and Singapore.

    Google exec Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe introduced the campaign at the Global LGBT Workplace Summit in London, reports dot429.

    “We want our employees who are gay or lesbian or transgender to have the same experience outside the office as they do in the office,” Palmer-Edgecumbe said. “It is obviously a very ambitious piece of work.”

    Google plans to develop relationships between companies and support grass-roots campaigning. Legalize Love will focus primarily on countries with homophobic laws and cultures.

    “‘Legalize Love’ is a campaign to promote safer conditions for gay and lesbian people inside and outside the office in countries with anti-gay laws on the books,” Google wrote in a statement.

    Palmer-Edgecumbe says Google is beginning the push in Singapore because the country is striving to be a global financial leader.

    This is hardly Google’s first step toward advancing gay rights. Last month, during international Gay Pride celebrations, the search tool released a charming Easter egg. In a 2008 blog post written by co-founder Sergey Brin, Google also publicly expressed its opposition to California’s Prop. 8, the state constitutional amendment that took away the right of same-sex couples to marry.

    How do you think Legalize Love will fare? Let us know if you think Google can help bring about social change.

  • Amy

    Thank you Mother Assumpta! We continue to fight to be heard as a voice for religious freedom! Pray unceasingly! Amen!

  • Tom Perna

    This is one of the best religious orders in the country today. Vocations for them are through the roof. I have worked with them in Phoenix and Austin and let me me tell you, they are joyful holy women of God. They see themselves as Brides to Christ. I wrote about them on my blog a few months ago. They are my favorite order of female religious!

  • Rose

    One of the best ways to fight this battle is public procession of the blessed sacrament, according to Cardinal George and Pope Pius XI in. Quas Primas. Oct 28 and Nov 25 would be great days for this, as they are feasts of the kingship of Christ.

  • William Marshall

    We will support the overturn of “Obamatax”. May God Bless our efforts.

    • Patrick Williams

      Thank you for not using the word “care” but rather “tax” in the common name of this unjust legislation. Words have meaning and change the way we act.



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