3 Legal Do s and Don ts Churches and other 501(c)(3) organizations have legal limits as to what they can and cannot do regarding elections. Refer to USCCB.org, Political Responsibility Guidelines for more information.
4 Pope Benedict s Warning and Call-to-Action It is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to the Church s public moral witness presented by a radical secularism which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres.
5 Foundation for Religious Liberty God Himself is our source of religious liberty. It is for freedom that Christ has set us free You, my brothers, were called to be free. Galatians 5: 1, 13
6 The Most Cherished of American Freedoms The Ark and the Dove Maryland s 1649 Act Concerning Religion Is our most cherished freedom truly under threat?
7 What Do We Mean by Religious Liberty? The human person has a right to religious freedom.
8 Church Teaching Foundational Documents: Pope Paul VI: Dignitatis Humanae: Declaration on Religious Freedom, 7 December 1965 St. Pope John Paul II: Encyclical Letter: Redemptor Hominis (4 March 1979) USCCB, Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: "Religious liberty is about whether we can make our contribution to the common good of all Americans. Can we do the good works our faith calls us to do, without having to compromise that very same faith?
9 Religious Liberty in the U.S. Constitution Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
10 Separation of Church and State "If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed in the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it; and if I could now conceive that the general government might ever be so administered as to render the liberty of conscience insecure, I beg you will be persuaded that no one would be more zealous than myself to establish effectual barriers against the horrors of spiritual tyranny, and every species of religious persecution. George Washington, Letter to the United Baptist Churches in Virginia, 1789
11 Separation of Church and State "[T]he conscientious scruples of all men should be treated with great delicacy and tenderness; and it is my wish and desire, that the laws may always be  extensively accommodated to them " George Washington, Letter to the Annual Meeting of Quakers, 1789
12 Separation of Church and State "To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors, is sinful and tyrannical." Thomas Jefferson, The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, 1779 "No provision in our Constitution ought to be dearer to man than that which protects the rights of conscience against the enterprises of the civil authority. Thomas Jefferson, Letter to New London Methodist, 1809
13 Separation of Church and State "[T]he equal right of every citizen to the free exercise of his Religion according to the dictates of conscience is held by the same tenure with all our other rights. If we recur to its origin, it is equally the gift of nature; if we weigh its importance, it cannot be less dear to us; if we consult the Declaration of Rights which pertain to the good people of Virginia, as the basis and foundation of Government, it is enumerated with equal solemnity, or rather studied emphasis. James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessment, 1785
14 Separation of Church and State "[W]e hold it for a fundamental and undeniable truth that religion, or the duty which we owe our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence. The Religion then of every man must be left to the conviction and conscience of every man; and it is the right of every man to exercise it as these may dictate." James Madison, Memorial and Remonstrance Against Religious Assessment, 1785
15 Separation of Church and State That consciences ought not to be violated or forced: and indeed it is most true That persecution for cause of conscience has ever proved pernicious, being the cause all those wonderful innovations of, or changes in, the principallest and mightiest kingdoms of Christendom. Roger Williams, A Plea for Religious Liberty" an excerpt from The Bloudy Tenent of Persecution, for Cause of Conscience, 1644
16 Eternal Vigilance Is the Price of Liberty Those who expect to reap the blessing of Freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. Thomas Paine, The Crisis, 1777
17 Church Heroes of Religious Liberty St. John Fisher St. Thomas More
18 Church Heroes of Religious Liberty St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Katherine Drexel
19 Church Heroes of Religious Liberty John Courtney Murray, SJ
20 Protecting Conscience Why Conscience Is Important: Example of Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jr. Some unjust laws must be opposed, no matter the cost
21 Review - Questions 1. What do we mean by religious liberty? 2. What does the Church teach about religious freedom? 3. What are two foundational Church documents on religious freedom? 4. What is the First Amendment? What does "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" mean? What does "prohibiting the free exercise thereof" mean? 5. What did our early American leaders say about religious freedom? 6. Who have been the heroes of religious liberty in the church? 7. Why is conscience important?
22 Speak Up for Conscience Rights Today
23 Adult Formation Class June 29, 2014
24 Preserving Religious Liberty Is Crucial Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people John Adams
25 Protecting Conscience (cont.) HHS Mandate: Do we have a right to follow our conscience? Should people of faith be forced to violate their consciences? Can we do the good works our faith calls us to do, without having to compromise our faith?
26 Religious Liberty Under Attack: The Health and Human Services Mandate
27 Historical Religious Liberty Issues Equal treatment of Catholic Schools Anti-Catholic bigotry in presidential campaigns Establishment of diplomatic relations with the Vatican
28 Current Threats to Religious Liberty HHS Mandate for sterilization, contraception and abortion inducing drugs. Catholic foster care and adoption services State immigration laws Discrimination against small church congregations Discrimination against Catholic humanitarian services Christian students on campus
29 Other Threats to Religious Liberty Religious speech in the public square Religious worship in one s own home The ministerial exception Catholic schools, charities and hospitals not religious enough International threats
30 The HHS Mandate June 2013, HHS final ruling, mandating contraceptives, abortions and sterilization Bishops primary concern: Catholics choosing between health insurance that violates conscience and devastating penalties 3 Concerns: Narrow definition of religious employers The accommodation of religious ministries Treatment of for profit business
31 The HHS Mandate 3 Categories of employers Churches: exempt from Mandate Religious organizations (non-church entities): accommodated Secular entities (primarily for-profit): not exempt Why is the Catholic church opposed to the accommodation?
32 The HHS Mandate 3 Reasons why religious institutions should not be forced to cover contraceptives in health plans: Reason #1: There is no need for increased access to contraception.
33 Reason #2: Drugs and devices that cause abortion are included in the full range of FDA-approved contraceptives The HHS Mandate
34 The HHS Mandate Reason #3: The contraceptive mandate is a profound violation of religious freedom
35 The HHS Mandate This latest erosion of our first freedom should make all Americans pause. When the government tampers with a freedom so fundamental to the life of our nation, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Cardinal Timothy Dolan
36 Where We Stand Across the country and around the world, people of all faiths are standing up for their religious freedom and we stand with them. Through prayer, education, and public action, we are activating Americans from all faiths and walks of life to turn back these threats. In March 2012, the Administrative Committee of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued United for Religious Freedom, a statement specifically on the HHS mandate. In April 2012, the USCCB s Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty issued Our First, Most Cherished Liberty, a statement more broadly on threats to religious liberty, both here and abroad.
37 Where We Stand Status of Pending Litigation: 97 cases have been filed challenging HHS Mandate 49 are for-profit and 51 are non-profit 35 of the for-profit cases have been granted injunctions & 6 denied 22 of the non-profit cases have been granted injunctions & 4 denied For more information:
38 The Hobby Lobby Case Questions of Interest Can for-profit entities exercise religion? Is the government's mandate an undue burden on the exercise of religion? Can the government tell corporations and individuals what is the exercise of religion and what violates and does not violate the exercising of religious practices? (Does the government have the right to tell corporations and individuals that once they enter the marketplace or incorporate a business, they may not express and operate according to their beliefs?)
39 The Hobby Lobby Case Questions of Interest Can the refusal to comply with a government order an exercise of religious beliefs? What is the compelling government interest that would justify the government imposing burdens on corporations and individuals to violate their expressed consciences? For more information: The Supreme Court heard oral argument in this case on March 25, A decision is expected by the end of the Court s term in June.
40 Our Call to Action As bishops we seek to bring the light of the Gospel to our public life, but the work of politics is properly that of committed and courageous Catholics. We exhort them to be both engaged and articulate in insisting that as Catholics and as Americans we do not have to choose between the two.
41 What Can You Do? The U.S. Bishops have called for us to get informed, to pray and to advocate. Stay informed: To send your message to HHS and Congress telling them to uphold religious liberty and conscience rights, go to
42 What Can You Do? The Bishops have called for a Fortnight for Freedom June 21-July 4, for more information on this important time of prayer and action!
43 If you will not fight If you will not fight for right when you can easily win without bloodshed; if you will not fight when your victory is sure and not too costly; you may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival. There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than to live as slaves. Winston Churchill
44 The Church s Unique Role of Hope The Church is uniquely positioned to help reclaim a sense of the importance of religious liberty The stakes are very high. They implicate our country, our Church, and the world. Thomas Farr* *Director, Religious Freedom Project & Visiting Professor, Georgetown University
45 Review - Questions 1. Why is conscience important? 2. What are some historical religious liberty issues? 3. What are some current threats to religious liberty? 4. What are 3 reasons religious institutions should not be forced to cover contraceptives in health plans?
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