We Don’t Belong to Caesar

Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput says on this final day of the Fortnight for Freedom: God made us for more than the world. Our real home isn’t here. The point of today’s Gospel passage is not how we might calculate a fair division of goods between Caesar and God. In reality, it all belongs to [Read More...]

Meet Allison, a Catholic Voice for Freedom

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On the eighth day of the Fortnight of Freedom, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on an aspect of the president’s health-care law, and religious freedom remained in peril in the United States. Allison Baughman, a young Catholic Voice from Connecticut, talks about her call at this time.     What does the Fortnight mean to [Read More...]

Meet Melissa, a Catholic Voice for Freedom

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The Fortnight of Freedom continues during a historic week in the United States, as we all await the Supreme Court’s ruling on the president’s health care law. Whatever happens Thursday, conscience rights remain unprotected in the U.S., and the education and prayers of these 14 days will remain a service to all Americans who value [Read More...]

Have You Done Your Fortnight Reading Today?

Via the USCCB: 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. Government, therefore, ought indeed to take account of the religious life of the people and show it [Read More...]

The Freedom to Love God Is Worth the Fight

In a speech to the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in Atlanta today, Catholic University of America president John Garvey plugged the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom by suggesting that: “Saving religious liberty means reminding people that they should love God.” We need to recover a sense of religion as a good. [Read More...]

Religious Freedom Daily

Are you wondering about that supposed “accommodation”? Are you unclear about the state of conscience in America and why people are suing the Department of Human Services? Here is a good 101: The fact is that talk of accommodation is smoke and mirrors. The mandate holds as originally written. Nothing has changed to expand in [Read More...]

Religious Freedom Daily

The invaluable Gerry Bradley writes: Religious liberty is, from this point of view, an afterthought, a residue which is unfortunately too vaporous to protect Catholic institutions from existential crises. I urge you to read his Public Discourse piece here. More on Mark Rienzi’s New York Times corrective from Ed Whelan, a legal-analysis machine. Please share [Read More...]

My B16 Birthday Album: Freedom as Challenge

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As others note today, April 16th is Pope Benedict VXI’s 85th birthday. Vatican Radio reports that: In his homily, the Holy Father noted that for him, this anniversary day of his birth and his baptism is always immersed in the Paschal Mystery, the mystery of the Cross and resurrection, “In a special way,” he said, [Read More...]


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