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"We need a robust and healthy religious freedom in our nation. We need laws like the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act to protect people of deep faith convictions when their practice is threatened. This act…ensures that, when government authorities would impose a practice that conflicts with the deeply held religious beliefs of some, the government must make a special showing to justify both the ends and the means. The government's ends must be compelling, and it must choose the means, among all those available, that is the least restrictive of religious exercise."

– Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, USCCB President
Fortnight 2014 Closing Mass Homily

 

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  • Check out the latest action alert, and please write to Congress to oppose the HHS mandate and call for conscience protections. Ask your Representative and Senators to support the Health Care Conscience Rights Act (H.R. 940, S. 1204) and to ensure respect for the religious liberty and conscience rights of all participants in our nation's health care system. You are encouraged to personalize the action center's message body.

  • In addition to sending an email, please call your Members of Congress! The U.S. Capitol switchboard number is 202-224-3121, or call your Representative's and Senators' local offices. Additional contact info can be found on Representatives' websites at www.house.gov and Senators' websites at www.senate.gov.
  • Lastly, to stay up-to-date on current religious freedom issues, sign up for text messages from the USCCB. It's easy. Just text the word "FREEDOM" to 377377.

  • A postcard campaign (launched in 2009) generated tens of millions of postcards to Congress and yielded great results! Prompted by the Church’s pro-life and religious freedom concerns, the USCCB is hosting another campaign, the "Project Life and Liberty" postcard campaign. We need your support for the success of this campaign!



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