As Carlotta Williams sat relaxing on the porch steps at a neighbor's home, she didn't think much about the white Toyota Camry parking in front of the house next door, on Maple Avenue in north St. Louis.
Then, the car doors popped open and the occupants emerged, catching Williams' attention. The three sisters from The Society of Our Mother of Peace wore blue habits — dark blue veils and lighter blue ground-length dresses.
Four years ago when the Archdiocese of St. Louis launched a campaign for religious liberty, Archbishop Robert Carlson called it a great opportunity for Catholics to "build enthusiasm for this important cause."
"Religious liberty is our first, most cherished freedom," he said. "The threat the HHS mandate poses to the Catholic Church is no small matter. It is imperative that we act now to protect the freedoms upon which this country is based."