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What: Catholics for Freedom of Religion will be holding a Rally for Religious Freedom

When: Wednesday, November 13 from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, on the front lawn of Mercy Medical Center located at 1000 North Village Avenue, Rockville Centre.

Why: The rally is designed to raise awareness about the mandate from Health and Human Services which calls for fines on Catholic hospitals, and other religious institutions, of $100 per day per employee, as of January 1, 2014, if they do not comply with new mandates for health insurance coverage of products and services that directly violate Catholic teachings.

Who: All are invited to join with fellow Catholics from many Long Island parishes to preserve First Amendment freedom of religion and Catholic health care for Americans of all faiths.

Speakers will be on hand to give the latest news on the mandate. Limited seating will be available for people with disabilities. For more information, call 631-896-8331.


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Catholic Health Services (CHS) is an integrated system encompassing some of the regionís finest health and human services agencies. With six acute care hospitals, three nursing homes, a home health agency, hospice, a community-based agency for persons with special needs and a regional lab, CHSís high standards have resulted in a nearly 24% market share.

Chris Hendriks
CHS Vice President
Public and External Affairs
992 North Village Avenue
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
516-705-3947