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"Saving religious liberty means reminding people that they should love God. Thomas More taught us that we need religious liberty. More importantly, he taught us that loving God is worth dying for. If that is so, then the freedom to love God is worth the fight."

– John Garvey, Esq., President, The Catholic University of America


Religious Liberty at Home


A man holds a program and U.S. flag during the opening Mass for the second annual Fortnight for Freedom observance on June 21. (CNS photo/Tom McCarthy Jr., Catholic Review) Why do we need the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?

Recent Religious Freedom legislation around the country has left many people confused about what the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) does- and doesn't- do. Learn more about RFRA!

franciscan-waving-flag-montage"We are Catholics. We are Americans. We are proud to be both, grateful for the gift of faith which is ours as Christian disciples, and grateful for the gift of liberty which is ours as American citizens. To be Catholic and American should mean not having to choose one over the other. Our allegiances are distinct, but they need not be contradictory, and should instead be complementary. That is the teaching of our Catholic faith, which obliges us to work together with fellow citizens for the common good of all who live in this land. That is the vision of our founding and our Constitution, which guarantees citizens of all religious faiths the right to contribute to our common life together. "

Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, April 12, 2012

Learn more below about the current domestic  threats to religious liberty. For information on the HHS mandate, please see the HHS mandate page. For information on conscience protection, please see

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Domestic Threats to Religious Liberty

Current Threats to Religious Liberty  |  En Español 

The Right to Practice Faith in Daily Life  |  En Español

Why We Need a Health Care Conscience Rights Act  |  En Español 

Providing Pastoral Care to Immigrants  |  En Español

Marriage and Religious Freedom  |  En Español 

Discrimination Against Catholic Humanitarian Services  |  En Español

Discrimination Against Catholic Adoption Services  |  En Español

Discrimination Against Christian Students on Campus  |  En Español

Discrimination Against Small Church Congregations  |  En Español 

Religious Liberty Frequently Asked Questions  |  En Español

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