Religious Freedom Week
In the face of our country’s challenges, and challenges within the Church herself, Catholics find strength in the hope of Jesus Christ. We want to share that hope with everyone.
Religious freedom gives us the space to carry out the mission that Jesus has entrusted to the Church. Religious freedom means that Catholics, and all people of goodwill, are free to seek the truth and to live in accordance with that truth, and so to strengthen our common life as a nation.
Begun on June 22 (the Feast of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher, martyrs) and continuing until June 29, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops celebrates Religious Freedom Week. In the midst of our current challenges, join us as we seek the kingdom and find Strength in Hope.
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“In the pilgrimage of this life, hidden with Christ in God and free from enslavement to wealth, they aspire to those riches which remain forever and generously
dedicate themselves wholly to the advancement of the kingdom of God and to the reform and improvement of the temporal order in a Christian spirit. Among the trials of this life they find strength in hope, convinced that ‘the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come that will be revealed in us’ (Rom. 8:18).”
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An important aspect for Catholics in practicing their religious freedom is to have priests that can confect and bring the Eucharist to the faithful. Today, on this solemnity of the Sacred Heart - which has also been proclaimed the
World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests
- please consider the following posting from Facebook(with thanks to Dale Zanetti for finding this):
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Human rights, of course, must include the right to religious freedom, understood as the expression of a dimension that is at once individual and communitarian - a vision that brings out the unity of the person while clearly distinguishing between the dimension of the citizen and that of the believer.
Pope Benedict XVI
Our FORMED Recommendation for the Week
Audio (17 minutes) -
John Paul II and Benedict XVI on Culture
Why “faith and culture”? Do they go together? Can they be separated? Can one exist without the other? The Augustine Institute’s Faith & Culture initiative explores these questions and more through its journal and weekly podcast.
Joseph Pearce and Jared Staudt discuss the teaching of St. John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on matters pertaining to faith and culture.
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Fr. Ed Blanchett
on Friday, June 28 at 3:00PM