Postcard campaign for life, liberty to begin in parishes

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is inviting Catholics to take part in a postcard-writing campaign — called Project Life and Liberty — which will happen in parishes that choose to participate during the next few weeks.

The cards urge lawmakers to prevent the federal funding and promotion of abortion and to protect the rights of conscience in health care.

Sharon Schuhmann, pro-life coordinator for the Archdiocese of Louisville, said the cards are part of the church’s “public witness.”

“We want to encourage people to be a public witness of the dignity of life,” Schuhmann noted. “We are called to be in the world. We bring our faith into the world, and that includes all of the issues and how they affect the citizens of the United States.”

Participants will receive a set of four postcards, provided by the USCCB. Three should be addressed to the federal lawmakers who represent the senders. The fourth is an information card participants can complete and mail to receive updates on these issues.

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