The Apostolic Mission

Responding to the call of Christ and His Church, we, the School Sisters of Christ the King, strive to bring about the reign of Christ through the apostolate of Catholic education. As Brides of Christ, Daughters of the Church and Mothers of Souls, we devote ourselves to reflect His love, teach His truth and form His image in souls in the schools of the Diocese of Lincoln.

CMSWR Statement On HHS Mandate

In union with the Catholic Bishops of the United States, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious joins with other citizens, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, in calling upon our government to protect and defend the rights and freedoms upon which our nation was founded. We believe that our first and most fundamental freedom, the right to religious liberty and freedom of conscience, is gravely violated by the ruling announced on January 20th by the Department of Health and Human Services. The accommodation announced by President Obama on February 10th does not respect nor safeguard our rights or the rights of others.

We join our bishops, other religious leaders and concerned citizens in calling for the mandate to be rescinded and for the broadening of a religious exemption. In love for our country, we continue to pray for a renewed zeal for truth and for the preservation of our God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness that are integral to our identity as a nation. In His mysterious Providence, may God be at work in this critical moment in our history to “make all things new” (cf. Revelation 21:5).

Our Response To The HHS Mandate

We, the School Sisters of Christ the King of the Diocese of Lincoln, unreservedly support the Catholic Bishops of the United States in their opposition to the Department of Health and Human Services ruling on “preventative services” announced on January 20 and the “accommodation” for religious institutions announced by President Obama on February 10. These actions infringe dangerously on our first and most fundamental freedom as American citizens, the right to religious liberty and freedom of conscience.

As educators, we have a special concern for the future of the children we serve in our schools and their basic human rights, as guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States of America. We implore government officials to protect the freedom preserved by the self-sacrifice of generations of Americans, so that future generations will be allowed to enjoy those same precious rights.

God calls us to humble ourselves, pray and seek His face; in return He will forgive our sin and heal our land. (cf. 2 Chron. 7:14) We are praying fervently for a complete resolution to this threat against the religious liberty of all American citizens. May the Immaculate Virgin Mary, patroness of the United States, intercede for our bishops, government leaders, and all American citizens.