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Not a "Catholic" Issue; But a "catholic" Issue - Rev. Richard Heinz, A myHT fortress

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod owes its very existence to the religious freedoms in the United States. Many of the founding fathers of our church body emigrated from German states where their Lutheran faith was being infringed upon by other Protestant rulers. The state was imposing laws on the Church that were making it illegal to follow their Christian consciences. So they fled that oppression, and made America their home. More on Pastor Heinz'a blog

Missouri Synod president issues statement on recent HHS decision and religious freedom

ST. LOUIS—February 3, 2012—The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of the St. Louis-based Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, issued a statement today about religious freedom in light of the recent decision by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services requiring religious employers to cover contraceptives, even those that can kill unborn children: More


Missouri Synod president says church remains ‘deeply concerned’ about health plan mandate despite White House statement

ST. LOUIS—February 14, 2012—The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, issued a statement today in response to President Obama’s health plan “accommodation” for religious groups, which was announced last week: More

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