Religious Freedom Week Ends June 29

We continue to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

The Church’s promotion of religious freedom expresses her solidarity with all people who seek the good and hope for fulfillment in the truth.  As Pope Francis teaches:

Hope speaks to us of a thirst, an aspiration, a longing for a life of fulfillment, a desire to achieve great things, things that fill our heart and lift our spirit to lofty realities like truth, goodness and beauty, justice and love… Hope is bold; it can look beyond personal convenience, the petty securities and compensations which limit our horizon, and it can open us up to grand ideals that make life more beautiful and worthwhile (Fratelli tutti, 55).

Have you read Fratelli Tutti yet? Pope Francis’ encyclical letter provides a starting point for renewing our commitment to caring for our neighbor and a global society built on justice and the common good. A study guide is also available at

First Freedom Podcast

Looking for a new podcast? Check out the First Freedom Podcast, a series of conversations about a variety of issues related to religious liberty, including challenges to our first freedom, Catholic social teaching, and more! Available on Sound Cloud.

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