The Minnesota bishops, in solidarity with their brother bishops throughout the U.S., will not cease in the struggle to protect our most cherished of American freedoms.
Below you will find a variety of resources about religious freedom, including the U.S. Bishops’ statement, Our First, Most Cherished Liberty, educational and prayer resources, and MCC’s First Freedom Project blog. In this blog, we cover current issues related to religious freedom and the proper Catholic response to these emerging concerns. (See more at: http://firstfreedom.mncc.org/)
LATEST USCCB RELIGIOUS FREEDOM INITIATIVE
“During the Fortnight, our liturgical calendar celebrates great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, John the Baptist, Peter and Paul and the first martyrs of the Church of Rome,” says Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). “This is a time when Catholics can unite themselves in prayer to the men and women throughout history who spread the Gospel and lived out Jesus’ call to serve the ‘least of these’ in even the direst of circumstances.
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What Can You Do?
In the News
- School choice legislation fails to pass, but MCC sees ‘marriage-friendly’ welfare win at session’s end
- Legislature faces decisions on health care, school choice, family poverty
- MN Catholic Conference: Election results bring opportunities, challenges
- MCC’s Adkins: With the election over, Catholics need to roll up their sleeves
- U.S. Catholics urged to weigh issues carefully as they enter voting booth
Video and Other Media
- October 30: Religious Liberty
- “Building Babylon’s Good without Bending to its gods” talk by Jason Adkins
- CST Video #1 – “Life and Dignity of the Human Person”
- Violation of Conscience Rights video – Franciscan Alliance
- News Release (USCCB): Bishops Urge Catholics to Pray for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty