Please consider joining your prayers and sacrifices on Wednesday this week with those of the Thomas Aquinas College Alumni. Below is a letter of the schools president to the TAC Alumni Association inviting their intercessions. This legal decision will have widespread impact on our society!
At 10:00 a.m. on the morning of March 23 in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Thomas Aquinas College’s case against the HHS Contraceptive Mandate, Zubik v. Burwell. Here on campus, where it will be 7:00 a.m., the tutors, staff, and students will begin a full day of prayer and fasting for the College, for the justices, and for the future of religious liberty in the United States. I write now to ask that all of our alumni join with us in this Day of Prayer and Fasting. The idea arose at a recent gathering of faculty and their spouses, when the wife of one of our tutors suggested it as a way that we, as members of the Mystical Body of Christ, could lend our support, both spiritually and physically, to this most important effort. I shared the idea with our head chaplain, Fr. Paul Raftery, O.P., and he readily agreed. Ever since the announcement of the mandate more than four years ago, we have said the Prayer to St. Michael at every Mass on campus, asking for Our Lord’s protection. Now that this battle is nearing its legal conclusion, we have felt the need to intensify our spiritual efforts. By God’s grace, we are hopeful that the College and its co-plaintiffs will win this case, and that employers will be able to continue to offer healthcare coverage that is in keeping with their deeply held religious beliefs. We have total confidence that our lawyers will do their part. Now we must do ours. Please join with us in this Day of Prayer and Fasting on March 23.
Sincerely, Michael F. McLean, Ph.D., President