Monthly Archives: June 2012

Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 10 June 30, 2012

Finally, government is to see to it that the equality of citizens before the law, which is itself an element of the common welfare, is never violated for religious reasons whether openly or covertly. Nor is there to be discrimination … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 9 June 29, 2012

The protection and promotion of the inviolable rights of man ranks among the essential duties of government. Therefore, government is to assume the safeguard of the religious freedom of all its citizens, in an effective manner, by just laws and … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 8 June 28, 2012

Since the family is a society in its own original right, it has the right freely to live its own domestic religious life under the guidance of parents. Parents, moreover, have the right to determine, in accordance with their own … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 7 June 27, 2012

Religious bodies also have the right not to be hindered in their public teaching and witness to their faith, whether by the spoken or by the written word. However, in spreading religious faith and in introducing religious practices, everyone ought … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 6 June 26, 2012

The freedom or immunity from coercion in matters religious which is the endowment of persons as individuals is also to be recognized as their right when they act in community. Religious bodies are a requirement of the social nature both … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 5 June 25, 2012

There is a further  consideration. The religious acts whereby men, in private and in public and out of a sense of personal conviction, direct their lives to God transcend by their very nature the order of terrestrial and temporal affairs. … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 4 June 24, 2012

On his part, man perceives and acknowledges the imperatives of the divine law through the mediation of conscience. In all his activity a man is bound to follow his conscience faithfully, in order that he may come to God, for … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 2 June 22, 2012

It is in accordance with their dignity as persons—that is, being endowed with reason and free will and therefore privileged to bear personal responsibility—that all men should be at once impelled by nature and also bound by a moral obligation … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 1 June 21, 2012

These reflections and readings from the Vatican II document Declaration on Religious Liberty (Dignitatis Humanae) are intended for daily use during the Fortnight for Freedom, a national campaign designated by the U.S. Catholic bishops for teaching and witness in support … Continue reading

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Fortnight for Religious Freedom

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