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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 14 July 4, 2012

The fact is that men of the present day want to be able freely to profess their religion in private and in public. Religious freedom has already been declared to be a civil right in most constitutions, and it is … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 13 July 3, 2012

In turn, where the principle of religious freedom is not only proclaimed in words or simply incorporated in law but also given sincere and practical application, there the Church succeeds in achieving a stable situation of right as well as … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 12 July 2, 2012

Among the things which concern the good of the Church and indeed the welfare of society here on earth—things therefore which are always and everywhere to be kept secure and defended against all injury—this certainly is preeminent, namely, that the … Continue reading

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Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom – Day 11 July 1, 2012

Furthermore, society has the right to defend itself against possible abuses committed on pretext of freedom of religion. It is the special duty of government to provide this protection. However, government is not to act in arbitrary fashion or in … Continue reading

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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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