January 2022 Newsletter

The 2022 session of the Connecticut General Assembly will convene on Wednesday, February 9th and adjourn on Wednesday, May 4th.

  The Connecticut Catholic Public Affairs Conference will be tracking various issues of interest and will be actively lobbying to protect the sanctity of life, parental rights, religious freedom, and various social justice issues.  

  Physician-Assisted Suicide (also called Aid-in-Dying by its supporters) will more than likely be reconsidered by the Public Health Committee this coming legislative session, which begins on February 9th. 

  Last year physician-assisted suicide (PAS) legislation passed out of the Public Health Committee, but failed to be considered by the Judiciary Committee. Efforts to legalize Physician-Assisted Suicide in Connecticut have been going on for years in Connecticut

Federal Drug Administration Approves Women Obtaining Abortion Pills by Mail Despite Serious Concerns About Risk - Is this a sound medical decision or is it driven by abortion politics?

  The use of medication to induce abortions in the first 10 weeks of gestation is believed by many to be an easy and harmless solution to an unwanted pregnancy. However, there are major concerns.

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November 2021 Newsletter

Parents Raise Concerns about Social Indoctrination of Young Children in West Hartford Schools 

     The national trend of parents becoming more involved in what their children are being taught about racism and sexuality came to a head in West Hartford this month. Some parents of elementary school children in West Hartford spoke out against the school district's  "social emotional learning " curriculum and its focus on teaching the children about transgenderism.

 U.S. Supreme Court Orders New York Court to Reconsider Ruling on State's Abortion Insurance Mandate Following Legal Action by the Diocese of Albany and Other Religious Groups

   Potential win for religious freedom.

Climate Change and the Catholic Church - Where Does It Stand? 

   The teaching of the Catholic Church recognizes that the earth is a gift given to us by God with a responsibility to care and nurture it.  Unfortunately, the politics of climate change has made care for the environment a controversial issue.

National Catholic Register Exclusive: HHS Plans New Rule to Mandate Health-Care Providers Comply With Abortion and Gender-Transition Agendas, With No Religious-Freedom Exceptions

   Recent court filings uncovered by the Catholic Benefits Association show HHS is working with activist groups to establish sweeping sex-discrimination regulations and dismantle the former Trump administration’s religious-liberty protections in health-care law. 

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October 2021 Newsletter

Connecticut Pro-life Pregnancy Resource Center Sues State Over New Law to Protect Free Speech

    A Connecticut law, passed during the last legislative session, targets pro-life pregnancy centers as “limited services” providers because they do not refer for or perform abortions.

New Marijuana Law Raises Concerns with Connecticut Poison Control Center due to Anticipated Increase in Child Poisoning Incidents

  Children eating marijuana laced edibles has proven to be a problem in the states that have legalized recreational use.

The Conflict between Parental Rights and the Education System is Growing 

  The Catechism of The Catholic Church recognizes that parents are the primary educators of their children, while states and local boards of education appear to have an opposite view. 

 

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September 2021 Newsletter

40 Days For Life begins in the Archdiocese of Hartford - Played a role in Hartford abortion clinic relocation to Bloomfield. What role is Hartford Healthcare playing in the operation of this abortion clinic?

The Archdiocese of Hartford's 40 Days For Life Campaign has held its annual prayer vigil outside of the Hartford GYN Center, an abortion clinic, for well over a decade. Additionally, peaceful prayer vigils have been held throughout the years by other pro-life groups. This year the 40 Days For Life Campaign will be moving to a new location, outside the Planned Parenthood in West Hartford, because the Hartford GYN Center in Hartford has finally closed. Unfortunately, the Hartford GYN Center has quietly been planning to eventually reopen in the neighboring town of Bloomfield...

New Marijuana Law Runs into First Challenge To Provision Designed to Protect Youth - Billboards on Highway

The new law legalizing recreational marijuana in our state established various advertising provisions to protect our youth from sale solicitations.

Our Responsibility to Our Common Home - Whether you believe in climate change or not.

What is our responsibility as Christians to our environment? Whether one agrees or disagrees with what they hear about the threat of climate change, we still all have responsibilities as keepers of God's creation.

Religious Liberty

The threat to religious freedom seems to be growing in our own country and around the world. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and other religious leaders are very concerned about this trend.

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August 2021 Newsletter

Religious Freedom Victory for Medical Care Providers 

  In a major victory for health care providers, a federal court has blocked an Obama-era mandate requiring physicians to participate in abortions and sex reassignment procedures despite personal religious objections. The mandate was previously blocked by the courts, but the Biden administration attempted to resurrect it. 

Recreational Marijuana is now legal in Connecticut. What is your town doing to control it? Better find out.

  When the Connecticut General Assembly legalized recreational marijuana they left it to the Planning and Zoning Commissions in individual towns and cities as to whether or not to allow the sale or manufacturing of recreational marijuana within their borders.

Churches Receive Security Grants from State

      The Archdiocese of Hartford announced this week that 13 parishes received security grants from the State of Connecticut through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (CT NSGP). The State issued awards from a $5M fund. These 13 parishes received just over $500,000 in grant awards or 10% of the available funds.

The Transgender Movement and its Harm to Youth 

    As the acceptance of the self-identification by individuals of their gender identity grows in our society, one group that may suffer irreputable harm are young children. The medical drugs and procedures used in changing a young person, who has not completed the puberty stage of their lives, can cause permanent mental and physical be harm. No matter how you feel on the transgender issue, please read this eye opening article recently published in Commentary magazine.

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