A Family of believers called by God the Father to make Disciples of Christ
mAY 9, 2021
SAINT MATTHEW CATHOLIC CHURCH
News from the Pastor
church at large
Saturday - 3:00 p.m.
Monday & Friday
after the 9:00 a.m. Mass
Wednesday & Thursday
Fr. Nicholas J. O'Brien,
Business Operations Manager
Parish Catechetical Leader
Director of Music
Thrift Shop/Gift Shop Manager
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Bill Ball / Adrianna Ball
(I.E.S. Group) Accounting
Actively Retired Clergy
Fr. Ray Zeugner
Fr. Andrew Mallick
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Mass intentions are a form of alms-giving through which one contributes to the good of the church by supporting its ministers and its works.
For what occasion does one request a Mass?
You may ask a priest to offer a Mass for several reasons: for example, in thanksgiving, for the intentions of another person (such as a birthday or anniversary), or, as is most common, for the repose of the soul of someone who has died.
Directions for requesting a Mass Intention onlinen online
While there is no charge for Mass Intentions, it is customary to make a donation. When you click "REQUEST A MASS INTENTION" it will take you to our Mass Intentions Calendar. After you submit the request, there will be a Donation Button on the last page. If you are selecting more than one Mass Intention you don't need to make the donation after each request, but you may do so once you have selected all of our Requests.
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m.
Saturday - 4:00 p.m.
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From the cross, Jesus places John and the Church into the care of Mary, "Behold, your mother." The Blessed Virgin Mary is our mother! What does this mean? How do we build and maintain a relationship with her? Fr. David Munoz, OMI will be our guest speaker on Saturday, May 15th, at 10am on Zoom to speak about who Mary is and how to develop a relationship with Our Lady.
Our monthly Online Men’s Encounter Events help men encounter Christ and come to know the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling within them.
Puzzle of the Week
A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their mom with a houseplant. They had used their own money to buy it and she was thrilled. The older of them said with a sad face, “There was a bouquet at the flower shop that we wanted to give you. It was real pretty but it was too expensive. It had a ribbon on it that said ‘Rest In Peace,’ and we thought it would be just perfect since you are always asking for a little peace so that you can rest.
What is Realm? Realm is a real ministry tool.
Realm is an online ministry tool designed for real time connection. It helps our church connect with you and you connect with us. If you consider yourself part of this church family, you’ll love it. Realm allows you to manage your personal information and who is allowed to see it, control your giving, and keep in touch with the groups that matter to you.
Why use Realm? Realm strengthens church connections.
Being the church doesn’t just happen at the church. Realm helps us serve you better and leads this church well between Sundays. Everyone can be connected from anywhere at any time, right from our mobile devices. It engages everyone in the life of our church by supporting the healthy relationships essential to our church’s mission. We’ll stay organized, and you’ll stay informed about all of the opportunities for fellowship. When we share life together, we will grow together.
What about my privacy? Realm is safe, private, and secure.
Your privacy is one of our greatest concerns. Realm is only made up of the people in your church, it’s not like a social network that’s open to everyone. Realm keeps your data safe and gives you control over what information you share and who can see it.
What about giving? Realm gives you control over your giving.
Giving should be easy, and Realm places giving right in the palm of your hands. You may set up recurring gifts, view your giving history, and make changes at any time. Realm automatically records all electronic gifts and adds them to your giving record making it easy for you to give, and easy for our bookkeeper to track.
How do I start? Follow a few simple steps.
If you haven’t received an invitation to join Realm yet CLICK HERE to request a Realm invitation.
On Mother’s Day weekend, please join us in offering a spiritual bouquet to Our Blessed Mother. All are invited to bring with them a written prayer intention and place it in the basket by the image Our Lady of Perpetual Help located in the Narthex of the Church. You are also welcome to bring a flower to place in a vase near the same image.
As we celebrate the gift of mothers and honor Our Blessed Mother, we also recognize that Mother’s Day can be a difficult holiday for many. We hope this spiritual bouquet provides an opportunity to pray for the intentions brought to your heart by Mother’s Day.
A Prayer for Pregnant Mothers
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Life
Spiritual Bouquet to Our Blessed Mother
Catholics across the globe are encouraged to dedicate the Marian month of May to praying for an end to the pandemic. The initiative, behind which the Pope has thrown his support, involves 30 Marian Shrines from various parts of the world. It takes place under the theme “The whole Church was fervently praying to God,” which recalls a verse in the Book of Acts (12:5).
“The initiative will involve all the Shrines of the world in a special way, so that they might encourage the faithful, families, and communities to recite the Rosary to pray for an end to the pandemic,” read the statement.
Pope Francis will open the Marian month of prayer on May 1 with a Rosary broadcast across Vatican Media’s platforms. Each day will see Vatican News broadcast the recitation of the Rosary at 6 PM Rome time from the various Shines taking part in the initiative. The Pope will also close the initiative on 31 May with another specially-broadcast Rosary.
As a parish community, we invite you to join us, during the month of May, in praying the Rosary twenty minutes before all of our weekday Masses, before the Saturday 4:00 p.m. Masses and before various Sunday Masses.
Pope urges Catholics to pray in May for end to Covid-19 pandemic
Pray the Rosary
with us at Church
Monday - Saturday
20 minutes before the Mass
20 minutes before select Masses
Mary, Mother of all Life, help us to respect human life from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death. R.
Mary, Mother of Compassion, You showed us how valuable a single life can be; Help us to guard and protect the lives of all people entrusted to our care. R.
Mary, Mother of the Child Jesus, with St. Joseph you formed the Holy Family. Guard and protect all families in this earthly life; R.
Mary, Mother Most Holy, You sanctified the vocation of motherhood; Pour out your heavenly aid on all mothers and help them to be holy. R.
Mary, Mother of Sorrows, Simeon’s prophecy foretold that a sword of suffering would pierce your heart; Bring comfort and hope to all mothers who suffer over their children. R.
Mary, Full of Grace, You had a choice in responding to God’s call; Help us always to say “Yes” to the will of God in our lives, And strive always to do whatever he tells us. R.
Mary, Comforter of the Afflicted, Pour forth your heavenly grace on all who are in need of God’s healing, Especially those involved in abortion; Help them to experience the love and mercy of Christ, your Son. R.
Mary, Intercessor and Advocate, We lift up the poor, the displaced, the marginalized and vulnerable members of society; Help them to never abandon hope, but to place their trust in the God who gave them life. R.
Mary, Mother of the Word Incarnate, you bore in your womb him whom the heavens cannot contain; Help us to bear witness to Christ by the example of our lives And show the world the extravagant love of God. R.
Remember, o most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help, or sought your intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To you we come, before you we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer them. Amen.
LITANY TO MARY, MOTHER OF LIFE
The Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities wishes to thank Kathy Jones for permission to reprint the “Litany to Mary, Mother of Life.” Excerpted from 2009-2010 Respect Life Program Liturgy Guide © 2009, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, D.C. All rights reserved.
The Response is: Mary, pray for us.
Mary appeared to three peasant children near Fatima, Portugal, six times between May 13 and October 13, 1917, and asked for prayers for world peace and an end to World War I, for sinners, and for the conversion of Russia. She entrusted the children with three secrets, regarding devotion to her Immaculate Heart, a vision of hell, and a “bishop in white” shot by soldiers firing bullets and arrows. Many connect the third secret to the attempted assassination of Blessed Pope John Paul II on May 13, 1981, and the pope thanked Mary for guiding the bullet and saving him. At the Vatican last October 13, Pope Francis stood before the statue of Our Lady from the Fatima shrine and formally entrusted the world to Mary.
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Eternal Rest Grant unto them O Lord
Benefits of our Parish Columbarium
located on our Church Grounds
Our New In-Ground Niche holds
1 to 10 Urns
depending on the size.
A nice Family Memorial
The Code of Canon Law requires the Catholic Church to perpetually maintain its places of burial. Care will always be assured.
Proximity on constantly occupied, well-lighted Curch grounds and video survelliance.
With your final resting place here on the Church grounds, your family and friends and al those attending Mass will find it convenent to visit and pay their respects.
Our columbarium fits perfectly into existing and planned future construction, offering a serene, peaceful environment for meditation and quiet reflection.
In-Ground Niches will be located along the
Station of the Cross pathway.
The Granite Marker is 21”x21”
giving an engraving space of 20”x20”
Priest of our Diocese who Died
the Month of May
Father John W. Garvy
Father Garvy was born March 16, 1905 in Chicago, Illinois. He studied law, worked as an attorney and in real estate. He married and had 4 children. He and his family moved to Florida in 1954 where he and his wife operated a real estate business. After his wife’s passing and his eventual retirement, he discerned a vocation to the priesthood. He was accepted as a candidate by Bishop Grady; he attended St. Mark’s Seminary in Kentucky and was ordained May 28, 1983. He spent four years as an associate pastor at St. Joseph Parish in Lakeland. He retired in 1987 and relocated to North Carolina near two of his adult children. Father Garvy died May 1, 2005 at the age of 100.
Father Patrick O’Carroll
Father O’Carroll was born October 19, 1929 in County Tipperary, Ireland. He attended St. Patrick College Seminary and was ordained June 6, 1954 for the Diocese of St. Augustine. He served at Bishop Kenney High School, and at Bishop Moore High School; he served at Blessed Trinity in Orlando; was appointed pastor of St. Mary in Rockledge from 1963-1972. He then served as pastor at St. Joseph in Lakeland, Divine Mercy in Merritt Island, St. Teresa in Titusville, and St. Luke in Barefoot Bay. Father O’Carroll retired in 2010. He died May 6, 2013.
Father Edwin Pawlak
Father Pawlak was born October 12, 1926 in Chicago, Ill. He attended St. John’s Seminary in Arkansas and was ordained April 28, 1968 for the Diocese of Amarillo, Texas. He served in parishes in Texas until his retirement and relocation to Florida. He assisted at St. Thomas Aquinas in St. Cloud and Blessed Sacrament in Cocoa. Father Pawlak died May 17, 2005.
Father James MacLoughlin
Father MacLoughlin was born April 24, 1938 in Warrenpoint, County Down, Ireland. He attended the Redemptorist Minor Seminary followed by the Cluain Mhuire Seminary. He was ordained in the Redemptorist order on January 20, 1963. He served in New Hampshire, Washington State, and New York before arriving in the Diocese of Orlando in 1972. He was incardinated in 1978. He served at St. Margaret Mary in Winter Park, Blessed Trinity in Ocala, St. Paul in Leesburg, St. Mary of the Lakes in Eustis, and St. James in Lake Placid before going to St. Theresa in Belleview as pastor in 1983. He was very involved with Cursillo and Kairos prison ministry. He was also a Dean and a Consultor for the Diocese. Father MacLoughlin retired from St. Theresa’s in 2006. He resided at St. Augustine in Casselberry and assisted with Masses there. Father MacLoughlin died May 20, 2010.
Msgr. Fachtna Joseph Harte
Msgr. Harte was born February 21, 1930 in Killala, County Mayo, Ireland. He attended All Hallows College Seminary and was ordained July 18, 1961 for the Diocese of Yakima, Washington. He taught in the diocese for 9 years before arriving in the Diocese of Orlando in 1970. Msgr. Harte served at Blessed Trinity in Orlando, Epiphany in Port Orange, and St. Joseph in Winter Haven. He was incardinated in 1973. He became the founding pastor of Holy Family in Orlando and was named Director of Ministry to Tourists in 1980. Under the direction of Bishop Grady, he headed a project to establish a church to serve the theme park area which eventually became the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe. He received the honor of becoming Chaplain to His Holiness with the title of Monsignor in 2003. He retired in 2007. Msgr. Harte died on May 30, 2020.
As you may know, we have been following the Guidelines of our Diocese during the Covid-19 Pandemic. On April 22nd we received an encouraging email from our Bishop assuring us of his prayers and showing gratitude for all we have been doing together as a faith community during this difficult time.
Pentecost Sunday of last year was the celebration of the first Sunday Mass within our church after our church buildings were closed due to the pandemic. It has been good to see that participation in the celebration of the Mass continues to rise from last year’s re-opening and the cooperation from everyone who have returned, but we are not yet realizing the fullness of participation
Permission has been given to us to relax some of the restrictions that were necessary for the safety of all. While our Bishop points out, “Mask wearing will continue and we do not know if or when it will become an option again,” we will begin to make some changes.
First of all, we will eliminate the need to register to come to Mass so when entering the church, you may go directly to your seats. The church will open 30 minutes before Mass begins and the bishop states “For security, all doors are locked from the outside when Mass begins.”
Some parishes had the need to rope off pews to allow for social distancing, while we were able to remove and separate the chairs. The Bishop is asking for the “cords blocking pews’ to be removed and “allow the people to monitor their social distancing.” Today we added more chairs in the church and have created rows with six chairs in each row. This will give the opportunity for families to sit anywhere in the church and not just off in the side sections.
When coming in as a couple or by yourself, you will be able to allow to have two or three seats between those of different household. We ask that if you come in as a couple or an individual that you not sit in the center of the row but take the end seats of the row.
Being that we are a church “in procession,” we process to the Lord, the Bishop is asking that we offer multiple Communion stations and invite our Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion to assist with the distribution of the Bread from Heaven, the Body of Christ. Therefore, we will discontinue our going out to the congregation but will begin to give Communion during the regular time and no longer do so at the very end of the Mass. Directions will be given when you come to church as to how this will take place.
We ask that while in line for Holy Communion, you respect the space between those in line with you and maintain a comfortable, safe distance. Face Masks will be required as you approach the altar for communion, but you may move them when you walk away from the Minister of the Eucharist to consume the Body of Christ.
We will continue to sanitize and clean at the conclusion of all services and spot clean the high touch areas and the bathrooms between Masses.
Once more I want to thank you for all that you have been doing during this difficult time. Not only do I appreciate what you have been doing but I know for a fact that many of our fellow parishioners are extremely grateful.
Together may we always walk in the Light of Christ,
To give to our church today.
You and I are touched by the ministries supported by Our Catholic Appeal. Our Catholic Appeal allows us to see beyond our differences that we have faith to see the beauty that God has given all of us, and that we nurture and magnify what we have received to God’s glory. This faith is the force in which we break every convention and seek the encounter with Jesus. The ministries supported by Our Catholic Appeal treat our wounds and guide us on the path of holiness seeking after the Heart of the Lord. Jesus teaches us by His example of healing and giving glory to God.
You may visit www.ourcatholicappeal.org to view Bishop Noonan’s homily video, read through the Our Catholic Appeal brochure and learn more about the life-changing impact of your gifts.
If you have already received your packet and pledge form in the mail, please complete it and mail it back, go online or bring it to Mass with you next weekend. For those who prefer to give later in the year, please note your gift to be made later on the pledge form. This will help us track our progress earlier so that we can budget appropriately for the new fiscal year beginning July 1. If you did not receive a mailing or have not had time to respond, please help our parish by making your gift at Mass next weekend or the following weekend.
Our parish goal is $158,263. Once we achieve this goal, the majority of additional funds will be returned to our parish to support our own special needs. Thank you for your generosity!
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Foster Care Awareness Month
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The USCCB/MRS Foster Care team is fortunate to work with foster care programs across the nation who are dedicated to finding foster families who can provide a safe environment and a loving home to youth in need.
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We are called to be missionary disciples! We offer formation and training for parishioners to lead small groups and journey with individuals.
We want to help you follow Jesus as His disciple. To do this, we host weekly small groups for men, women, parents, couples, and teens. During these weekly bible studies, groups reflect on the Word using various bible studies and resources to learn how to develop a relationship with Christ and grow as a disciple with help from brothers and sisters in the faith.
Join our parish family for Mass to encounter Jesus in the Eucharist. Our monthly Encounter Events bring us together to encounter Jesus Christ.
We help one another encounter Jesus.
We learn to follow Him.
We learn how to make Disciples
We want to help you come face to face with Jesus Christ. We come together every day to receive the body, blood, soul, and divinity of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist, the source and summit of the Catholic faith. Our liturgies create an atmosphere in which one can encounter Jesus is the most intimate way we can.
Our Encounter Events bring men, women, teens, and families together to encounter Christ through community, words from guests speakers, praise & worship music, and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Each of these groups come together monthly and are great events to invite family members and friends!
A Family of Believers called by God the Father to make Disciples of Christ.
We want to help you learn how to make disciples for Jesus Christ and His Church. We aren’t just called to be disciples, but to make disciples! We offer formation and training for men and women to go on mission to make disciples. We will offer formation to deepen you prayer life and knowledge of the faith, along with practical training to lead a small group and walk with someone one-on-one.
Men, women, and teens of our community gather weekly in small groups to encourage and challenge each other to follow Jesus as disciples.
Our Discipleship Process
The Six Commitments
These are the commitments we want to help all our parishioners make. Missionary disciples are called to make these commitments to grow closer to Jesus and help bring others to Him.
Serve the Parish Community regularly.
Daily individual prayer. Daily Scripture Reading
Family First Sundays
Every first Sunday of the month, we invite all of our families to gather at our Parish Center after the 11:00 a.m. Mass.
Every second Sunday of the month, we invite all middle and high schoolers to gather in our Parish Center for food, talks, games and Praise & Worship.
Every third Saturday of the month at 10:00 a.m., the women of our parish gather to Encounter Christ and come to know the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in them.
Every fourth Saturdy of the month at 10:00 a.m., th emen of our pariish gather to Encounter Christ and learn how to live a life of Christ and encourage one another as brothers.
Share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
In small groups of six to eight, men, women, couples and teens meet weekly with one another to deepen their fiath together. As brothers and sisters united in Christ, we support on another on our spiritual journey. Our discipleship groups help our parishioners grow in knowledge of their faith and spirituality, while developing strong relationships with Jesus and each other. We have several groups meeting almost every day of the week on ZOOM and in person.
Attend Mass weekly and go to Confession Monthly
Provide for the Material needs of the Parish.
Join a Small Group
Join a weekly Small Group and monthly Encounter Events.
This session focuses on how we are formed by Jesus Christ. In the beginning of the Gospel of John, Jesus invites the disciples to come and see where He is staying. This is an invitation that he extends to all people, to come and see how He lives, to learn from the Master.
This session focuses on the missionary mandate of Jesus Christ. This session should enpower and enliven those in attendance as they learn the importance of their personal apostolate.
Jesus Calls Us (Matthew. 4:18-21)
Jesus Makes Us (John 1:35-42)
This session focuses on being sent on Mission. We return to the missionary mandate, though we reemphasize the need to be continually rooted in Christ.
Made for Mission (Matthew 28:18-20)
This session focuses on the primary call for us to be in relationship with Jesus.
You were made for mission! Jesus calls each one of us to encounter Him, and make disciples. How do we do that? Join us for this 7 - session series to deepen your personal relationship with Jesus and learn how to share that with others. This series will be available in-person and online every Wednesday from June 9th to July 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m
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You were Made for Mission
Formation & Missionary Vision
Come and join us!
Jesus Sends Us (Matthew 28:18-20; John 15:1-17)
July - Ministry Specific Training
7 - Practical Skills I
14 - Practical Skills II
21 - Planning for the Mission
28 - Team Planning
August - Soft Launch of Existing Groups
4 - Team Planning
11 - Team Planning
14 - Day Retreat
18 - Team Planning/Invite to Small Groups
25 - Team Planning/Invite to Small Groups
31 - Team Planning/Invite to Small Groups
September - Follow like St. Matthew
(Small Groups Kickoff Starting week of Sept. 5)
5 - Family First Sunday - Kickoff
12 - Youth Encounter Kickoff
18 - Women's Encounter (Follow Me)
21 - Feast of Saint Matthew
25 - Men's Encounter (Follow Me)
26 - CONFIRMATION
October - The Power of the Rosary
3 - Family First Sunday - Holy Guardian Angels
10 - Youth Encounter - Power of the Rosary
16 - Women's Encounter - Power of the Rosary
23 - Men's Encounter - Power of the Rosary
31 - Halloween/All Saints Family Party
November - Vocations Awareness Month
7 - Family First Sunday - Raising up Priests and Religious
14 - Youth Encounter - Discerning a Vocation
20 - Women's Encounter - Celebrating Religious Life
21 - Chrsit the King Family Party
25 - THANKSGIVING
27 - Men's Encounter - The Diaconate
December - Advent 2 thru 4 - Advent Encounter
5 - Family First Sunday - Advent
12 - Youth Encounter - Advent
26 - Feast of the Holy Family
January - 2022
2 - Family First Sunday - Epiphany
9 - Youth Encounter
15 - Women's Encounter
22 - Men's Encounter
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The Meaning of Life
Thomas said to him, “Master, we do not know where you are going; how can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."
“The Way, The Truth and The Life” video series is an educational initiative from Bishop John Noonan to help the faithful understand the teachings of the Catholic Church as they relate to the important issues of our time, such as issues of life, marriage and freedom.
The series includes videos, pastoral letters, study guides and resources from the Vatican and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to help you enkindle a deeper faith and to help you focus your life on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
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Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Laudato Si'
May 16 - 23
On April 15, 2021, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a proposed rule on the Title X family planning program that would reverse the Trump Administration’s 2019 Title X Rule (also known as the “Protect Life Rule”).
On May 4th, the USCCB along with the Southern Baptists Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, the Catholic Medical Association, the National Association of Catholic Nurses-USA, and The National Catholic Bioethics Center submitted joint comments pointing out several problems, including that the proposed rule would reintegrate abortion into what Congress intended to be a pre-pregnancy family planning program.
HHS needs to hear from us that this proposed rule is terrible policy and must be changed!
The deadline for submitting your comments is May 17, 2021.
PLEASE SHARE THIS ALERT WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!
IMPORTANT NOTE: HHS counts all identical comments as one comment. To have your comment counted as a unique comment, you must add at least 31 words to the sample text provided in this alert.
Congress created Title X of the Public Health Service Act (Title “Ten”) in 1970 as a pre-pregnancy federal family planning program to help poor women limit and space their family size. It was created in the heat of the population control movement and receives millions from the federal government every year. Embedded in the authorizing law itself is a strict prohibition on abortion.
Nevertheless, Executive Branch guidelines governing the early years of the program soon required abortion referrals, non-directive abortion counseling, and allowed abortions to be performed in the same location, allowing the program to become a direct channel for abortion providers to receive clients as well as federal money. To respond to this abuse, President Reagan issued regulations in 1987 requiring that Title X service sites be physically and financially separated from abortion centers, and not refer or counsel for abortion, and further clarified that single method providers may be funded. These regulations were challenged and successfully defended by the George H.W. Bush Administration in the U.S. Supreme Court caseRust v Sullivan(1991). However, the regulations were rescinded in January of 1993 under President Clinton whose administration issued new regulations later that year requiring abortion referrals and allowing co-location of Title X clinic sites with abortion sites. The Clinton regulations were in place until February 2019 when President Trump finalized new rules similar to the Reagan/Bush era regulations again separating abortion from family planning.
The Biden Administration’s proposed rule, if finalized, would allow the Title X program to again become an indirect funding avenue for abortion providers. Despite explicit prohibitions in Federal law and clear congressional intent that abortion not be a part of this program, it has repeatedly been coopted by abortion supporters as a funding stream for organizations, programs, and facilities that directly promote and provide abortions. While USCCB has always had strong objectionsto government promotion and funding of contraceptives, it has also long supported clear financial and physical separation between Title X-funded projects and programs and facilities where abortion is a method of family planning and has objected to abortion referrals in the Title X program.
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