‘Rally for Religious Freedom’ public protests, rallies in Rockford March 23
Online Staff Report
One of the largest united Christian public protests and rallies in American history will be taking place this Friday, March 23, in more than 140 cities nationwide.
The Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom is in protest of a federal Health and Human Services mandate that would require health insurance coverage for contraceptives and sterilization.
The rallies are being led by more than 20 Bishops, with religious leaders from many denominations taking part.
Visit http://standupforreligiousfreedom.com/ for more about the movement.
The Rockford rally will begin with an 11 a.m. Mass with Bishop Thomas G. Doran at Holy Family Church, 4401 Highcrest Road, Rockford.
A public rally will be held from noon to 1 p.m. outside of Holy Family Church, followed by prayer and public witness at the corner of Highcrest and Alpine and along Alpine Road.
The outside rally starts promptly at noon with speakers Pastor John Sprecher, senior pastor at Rock Church; Patricia Pitkus Bainbridge, chairman of Human Life International; Annevay Conlee, M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine; and Father David Peck, pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church.
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Posted March 22, 2012
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