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"When Pope Paul VI wrote his 1968 encyclical Humanae Vitae explaining why the Church believes contraception is both sinful and harmful, he also made predictions about what its widespread use would do. He believed it would increase infidelity, bring about a "general lowering of morality," cause men to lose respect for women, result in women being reduced to "a mere instrument of selfish enjoyment," and promote the belief that we should have unlimited dominion over our bodies. ...Finally, he predicted that contraception would become a "dangerous weapon ... in the hands of those public authorities" who have no concern for moral issues. Forty-six years later, can anyone doubt that each of Pope Paul's predictions have come to pass?"

– Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, Archdiocese of Denver


Religious Liberty at Home

franciscan-waving-flag-montage"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

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Domestic Threats to Religious Liberty

Current Threats to Religious Liberty  |  En Español 

The Right to Practice Faith in Daily Life  |  En Español

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Providing Pastoral Care to Immigrants  |  En Español

Marriage and Religious Freedom  |  En Español 

Discrimination Against Catholic Humanitarian Services  |  En Español

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