We have long realized that many people are in church while Face the State is on the air because we get plenty of e-mails and comments indicating the broadcast is often watched on DVR. This Sunday what was on the agenda of our broadcast, also come up in your parish.
Yesterday, parishioners at several churches across Connecticut were told to contact their member of congress to urge him or her to fight a new measure introduced by the Obama administration. Henry Mansell, the Archbishop of Hartford, says the president’s mandate that Catholic organizations provide contraception and the morning after pill to its employees is horrific and unfair. During an appearance on Face the State this weekend, Congressman Chris Murphy (CT-5) said the Catholic church is wrong to fight the president on this issue. The mandate would impact hospitals, universities, schools and other organizations.
Here is an excerpt of what Murphy had to say: “We are seeing a war being waged in Washington on women’s rights.”
” We need to draw a line in the sand. Enough is enough, a women where ever she works has a right to a full range of reproductive health care, that should be the law of the land.”
During the interview that focused on Murphy’s campaign for the senate seat currently held by Joe Lieberman, Murphy also talked about recent criticism from former Secretary of the State Susan Byiewicz, why he is so focused on Linda McMahon, and much more. Murphy said his campaign does stress electability, suggesting he is the best Democrat in the race.
“I’m the only candidate who can match her (McMahon) dollar for dollar, volunteer for volunteer……It would be disastrous for our state if we nominate someone like McMahon.”
You can watch the entire interview right here: http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=6711645