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Fortnight for Freedom - Domestic Threats to Religious Liberty

fortnight-freedom-closing-mass-004-2012-07-01-montage.jpg"We are Catholics. We are Americans. We are proud to be both, grateful for the gift of faith which is ours as Christian disciples, and grateful for the gift of liberty which is ours as American citizens. To be Catholic and American should mean not having to choose one over the other. Our allegiances are distinct, but they need not be contradictory, and should instead be complementary. That is the teaching of our Catholic faith, which obliges us to work together with fellow citizens for the common good of all who live in this land. That is the vision of our founding and our Constitution, which guarantees citizens of all religious faiths the right to contribute to our common life together. "

Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, April 12, 2012

Domestic Threats to Religious Liberty

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FAQs Religious Liberty & Marriage The protection of marriage (the union of one man and one woman as husband and wife) and religious liberty follows from the duty to safeguard the sacred dignity of the human person. But even more directly, the legal protection of marriage also protects the religious freedom of those who abide by that vision of marriage. Learn more about the connection between marriage and religious liberty.


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