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"There is not a shadow of right on the general government to intermeddle with religion. Its least interference with it would be a most flagrant usurpation. I can appeal to my uniform conduct on this subject that I have warmly supported religious freedom."

–James Madison

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Religious Liberty at Home

 
Scene from a nursing home operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor"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

Learn more below about the current domestic  threats to religious liberty. For information on the HHS mandate, please see the HHS mandate page. For information on conscience protection, please see usccb.org/conscience.


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  |  en español


Resources on Domestic Religious Freedom

Fact Sheet: Conscience Protection Act of 2016

Fact Sheet: First Amendment Defense Act (FADA)

Current Threats to Religious Liberty  |  en español 

The Right to Practice Faith in Daily Life  |  en español

Providing Pastoral Care to Immigrants  |  en español

Marriage and Religious Freedom  |  en español 

Discrimination Against Catholic Humanitarian Services  |  en español

Discrimination Against Catholic Adoption Services  |  en español

Discrimination Against Christian Students on Campus  |  en español

Discrimination Against Small Church Congregations | en español

Religious Liberty Frequently Asked Questions  |  en español

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