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Religious Liberty

Fortnight for Freedom: Please Spend Some Time Working and Praying to Protect Your Religious Liberty

June 22, 2017 7 Comments
Fortnight for Freedom: Please Spend Some Time Working and Praying to Protect Your Religious Liberty

There has been a steady erosion of religious liberty in the United States in recent years. It has been challenged through a broad range of incidents, requirements from the medical world, health insurance mandates, and court decisions. We often take our religious freedom for granted, but it is under substantive though sometimes subtle challenge. We […]

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Some thoughts on the five stages of religious persecution.

November 11, 2012 137 Comments

It is rare that a respected segment of American life would become vilified and hated overnight. The usual transformation from respect to vilification goes in stages which grow in intensity. And hereby the Church, once a respected aspect of American life, along with the Protestant denominations has become increasingly marginalized and hated by many. It […]

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Video from the Archdiocese of Washington Explaining the Lawsuit Filed Against the Federal Government

May 21, 2012 3 Comments

A summary of our position: –

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Archdiocese of Washington Issues a Third Statement Regarding Georgetown University.

May 20, 2012 52 Comments

Yesterday, Saturday May 19th, the Archdiocese of Washington issued another statement in the form of an on-line Editorial in the Catholic Standard, the official paper of record, for the Archdiocese. The office of the Vicar General has encouraged priests and other leaders to share it. The editorial was written in response to the an editorial […]

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Archdiocese of Washington speaks out over choice of Kathleen Sebelius as Speaker at Georgetown University

May 13, 2012 58 Comments

The Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Washington, Bishop Barry Knestout forwarded the following editorial from the Catholic Standard, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese. He asked the we priests share it in any way we deem appropriate with the people of the Archdiocese. In this matter. Many of you write me and ask when […]

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New Rule Excludes Religious Workers from Benefits Offered to Others. Another Example of Hostile Secularism in the Federal Government

February 16, 2012 44 Comments

As the recent battle for a proper understanding of religious liberty shows, our culture and many of our government leaders and organizations are becoming increasingly secularized and hostile to religion and religious practice. Yet another example of this is a recent rule change in the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF). According to this program, a […]

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A Critical Issue to Be Watchful of And Active About in this New Year

January 2, 2012 32 Comments

It is the first day back to work for many of us after some delightful holy days, during which we have been able to reflect on eternal and heavenly realities. And in this New Year we are going to have many blessings but also some important challenges. Among the challenges we will continue to face […]

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Who is a Threat to Whom? More Attacks to Religious Freedom and the Real Purpose of the First Amendment

December 1, 2011 37 Comments

A couple of items have appeared in the news which, when juxtaposed, go a long way to show just who the real threat is in the Church/State debate of recent decades. I’d like to excerpt these stories and make some comments. But first, we do well to recall the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: […]

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