Thursday, February 23, 2012

“Religious liberty does not depend on the benevolence of who is regulating us.”

Much remains to be done. We cannot rest when faced with so grave a threat to the religious liberty for which our parents and grandparents fought. In this moment in history we must work diligently to preserve religious liberty and to remove all threats to the practice of our faith in the public square. This is our heritage as Americans. President Obama should rescind the mandate, or at the very least, provide full and effective measures to protect religious liberty and conscience.
The broad reaching implications of this impasse finally struck home to me (closing hospitals, schools and the like if the administration doesn't back down) ... and so I've been praying a lot for our bishops to have the courage of their convictions. It's no wonder I am pleased to see this recent statement from Cardinal Timothy Dolan to his fellow bishops.

Via The Curt Jester, whose comments are spot on. He also has some good news from the courts about conscience protection, so go read about it.

1 comment:

  1. Spot on! No we can't rest. We have to be more proactive. I wish someone could organize a march in DC. I'm game.