Sunday May 27, 2018
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Dear Friends:

We had a great "It's about Life" Conference this year thanks to the Knights of Columbus and Our Lady of Lourdes  Hospital outreach in the Tri-Cities.  Atlhough the recent HHS mandate pinches on religious liberty for folks of all faiths and no faith at all, the fact that contraceptives and abortion inducing medications were the presenting issue for mandatory purchase of health care coverage under the new national  health care plan, almost by accident we have an opportunity to open up for our people the question of Natural Family Planning.

Many of our longer-time parishioners have not really heard much about this topic and equate it with the debates nearly a half-century ago about "the pill."  With development in medicine, in our understanding of human biology and the gift of the late Pope John Paul the Second's "Theology of the Body," there is a new conversation about family planning consistent with care for a woman's health.

Kindly consider distributing and publicizing the attached materials in your parish.  If you'd like more information, I am certain that Shira Wise from Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital would be happy to work with you or your key parish volunteer.  Click here to download the materials.  Contact Shira Wise at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

+Bishop Tyson