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Because of my deep Catholic convictions and my deep convictions about femininity and the great gift of woman for the world, if I can't reconcile religious belief with my own femininity then I am in trouble. For every woman in the world, at the heart of a woman's vocation is this question of, 'Is the belief in God somehow irreconcilable with her femininity?' As a Catholic woman, that belief in God is what actually grounds our femininity and our fruitfulness in the world, but the contributions that we have in the world come directly from being a woman of faith.
– Helen M. Alvaré, Professor of Law, George Mason University
Religious liberty is
the first liberty granted to us by God and protected in the First
Amendment to our Constitution. It includes more than our ability to go
to Mass on Sunday or pray the Rosary at home. It also encompasses our
ability to contribute freely to the common good of all Americans.
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Archbishop Lori Applauds 20th Anniversary of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act
November 19, 2013, Statement by Archbishop William E. Lori, Chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty
2013 Fortnight Closing Homily. Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, July 4, 2013
Fortnight Closing Mass Remarks Archbishop William E. Lori, Archdiocese of Baltimore, July 4, 2013
Fortnight for Freedom Homily Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, July 4, 2013
Fortnight for Freedom Homily Archbishop Robert Carlson, Archdiocese of St. Louis, July 3, 2013
Fortnight for Freedom Homily Seán Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, June 26, 2013
Fortnight for Freedom Homily Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, June 23, 2013
2013 Fortnight Opening Mass Homily. Archbishop William E. Lori, Archdiocese of Baltimore, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption, June 21, 2013
Religious Freedom and the Love of God, John H. Garvey, Esq., President,The Catholic University of America, June 13, 2012, USCCB General Assembly.
Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty by the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, April 12, 2012 en Español
United for Religious Freedom, USCCB Administrative Committee. March 14, 2012.
Pope Benedict XVI warns of threat to freedom of religion, conscience in U.S., January 19, 2012.
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