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Friar Michael is pictured here (lower left) with the early morning group that includes Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.)

Health Care Vigil: June 28-29, 2017

The Faith Community in Washington DC organized a 24 hour prayer vigil in front of the Senate, in support of Medicaid and just health reform that secures healthcare as a universal human right; mindful of the poor and marginalized. The Catholic portion of the prayerful vigil was during the 5-6:00 a.m. hour. Our Lady of the Angels Province friar, Friar Michael Lasky, OFM Conv., who serves as our province Chairman of JPIC (Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission) lead the group in prayer during a sunrise service. Friar Michael is also quoted in a FAN (Franciscan Action Network) online press release, concerning the current H.R. 1628, Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 that is making its way through the Senate.