Tag Archives: Religious Liberty

Now. Like Never Before.

Pray. Pray. Pray. O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord, Not only of individuals, but of nations and governments. We thank you for the privilege Of being able to organize ourselves politically And of knowing that political loyalty Does … Continue reading

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Voting As A Catholic

Did you know that the Holy See has answered some questions on how Catholics participate in political life? It can be found here: DOCTRINAL NOTE on some questions regarding The Participation of Catholics in Political Life “The Congregation for the … Continue reading

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Faith Without Works Is Dead

Yesterday during his Wednesday audience the Holy Father spoke of  Catholic faith and its role in the life of the individual and the community at large. In particular he made the distinction between faith as personal yet not a private. … Continue reading

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Prayer for the Election

Every election is important. Of course. Every election is historic. Obviously. But no other election had riding on it life and liberty like this one. Pray. Pray. Pray. O God, we acknowledge you today as Lord, Not only of individuals, … Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ring!

Today ends the Fortnight for Prayer throughout the country. “The fervent prayer of a righteous person is very powerful.” (James 5:16). Now we wait and see….  All day this chorus has been going through my head: Let Freedom ring, let … Continue reading

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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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