We should all go and hug them, immediately, if not sooner. Have you seen their letter to folks about the HHS Mandate? Have a gander here,
Statement from Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation February 6, 2012
Health Insurance Mandate: Religious Freedom and Conscience Rights in United States Seriously Threatened
The United States, from its very beginnings, has been an example of true human freedom and religious liberty for all. During its history, in fact, our nation has sheltered countless people who came here from countries where their basic freedoms were either in danger or being denied altogether. Sadly, Americans now face a similar threat. At this moment, which is strange and new to us, our own religious freedom and rights of conscience are in jeopardy. Sharing the very serious concerns expressed by Pope Benedict XVI and by our U.S. bishops in recent weeks, the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia will set aside nine days of prayer and fasting during the month of February, asking Our Lady to intercede for our country.
And it get’s better from there. Go read the rest (and pray the prayers too). Mark you calendars, as the Novena starts on February 11.