Tag Archives: Religious Liberty

Victory for Religious Liberty at the Supreme Court

Victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act applies to closely held corporations. Hobby Lobby is not required to provide contraception coverage. Catholic Advocate was one of the early groups raising concerns about the religious liberty and …

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USCCB Responds To Inaccurate Statement Of Fact On HHS Mandate Made During Vice Presidential Debate

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued the following statement today clarifying points made by Vice President Biden during last night’s debate. The USCCB should be commended for setting the record straight. Statement follows: October 12, 2012 WASHINGTON—The U.S. …

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Cardinal Dolan Prays for Life and Religious Liberty as DNC Convention closes

Many have expressed concern about Cardinal Dolan closing the Democratic National Committee Convention in prayer. The Diocese of Charlotte has posted the C-SPAN footage of his closing benediction. Watch as one of the first things he does is pray for …

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Debating a Pro-Abortion Catholic Politician

Catholic Advocate President Matt Smith appeared on MSNBC Tuesday, August 14, 2012 opposite former Congressman Patrick Murphy (D, PA-08, Catholic). There is a clear difference in understanding the settled issues of our Church. As a reminder, before being defeated in …

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Romney releases religious liberty ad “Be Not Afraid”

This morning we applaud Governor Romney for speaking out again about the attacks on our religious liberties. The ad should be refreshing for people of faith who care about this issue versus President Obama’s campaign choosing to hire Georgetown student …

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RIP Religious Liberty

Remember tomorrow — August 1, 2012. Remember this day as the day our most cherished liberty evaporated. Religious liberty had a good run. It nearly survived 221 years from when the Constitution’s First Amendment went into effect. That’s right — …

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Archbishop Chaput’s Fortnight for Freedom Homily

The Fortnight for Freedom was concluded with Mass celebrated at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. on July 4, 2012. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia delivered the Homily. July 4, 2012 ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT’S …

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“If Catholics want different policy, change the policy makers!”

Catholic Advocate President Matt Smith was at the Supreme Court this morning when they issued their 5 to 4 ruling on the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He made the following statement in response to the …

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Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

For all those keeping watch during the Virtual Vigil for Religious Liberty, we have one small request today: Join us in praying the Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty today. O God our Creator, Through the power and working …

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Virtual Vigil for Religious Liberty Has Great Start

Over 2,000 People of Faith have joined virtual march on Washington, D.C. during first two days of ‘Fortnight for Freedom’ We at Catholic Advocate are answering our Catholic Bishops’ call for a “a time of prayer, education, and action in …

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