Posts Tagged ‘religious freedom’

World Youth Day Voices for Peace

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Tweet Share138 Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble World Youth Day 2016 begins tomorrow, but many young pilgrims from around the world are already there in Kraków, including groups from the Archdiocese of Washington and also a special contingent from Iraq. In solidarity with our sisters and brothers from that land where the […] [Read more]

The Need for Tolerance in the Land of Diversity

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Tweet Share202 Pin1 +12 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble Years ago in the days of my youth, when we were so engaged in the effort to establish a more peaceful world and experience more peace in our own country, we heard the often repeated challenge of Pope, now Blessed, Paul VI: “If you want […] [Read more]

The Roots of the Tree of Liberty in America

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Tweet Share391 Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleWhen Father Andrew White and company boarded the Ark and the Dove back in November 1633 on voyage to establish the colony of Maryland, what they had in mind was freedom, not gold or conquest. They simply wanted the freedom to live and practice their faith […] [Read more]

Fortnight for Freedom 2016: Witnesses to Freedom

Saturday, June 25th, 2016

Tweet Share93 Pin +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In the state of affairs in which we find ourselves these days, the Fortnight for Freedom is offered to raise awareness and encourage people to speak out and defend our Catholic faith and Church. The American experience for two centuries had recognized the importance of […] [Read more]

Pray for the Holy Church of God

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

Tweet Share190 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As we prepare ourselves for the sacred Paschal Triduum that begins tomorrow, culminating in the triumph of Easter, we follow the way of the cross that was traveled by Jesus two millennia ago and has continued to be traveled by his body in the world […] [Read more]

The Legal Arguments for Religious Liberty in the Challenge to the HHS Mandate

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Tweet Share47 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble As a follow-up to yesterday’s summary review of the major issues involved in the legal challenge to the HHS Mandate brought by the Archdiocese of Washington, its affiliated organizations and others, I would like now to share with you some of the specific legal arguments […] [Read more]

Oral Arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in the Legal Challenge to the HHS Mandate

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Tweet Share173 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble On Wednesday next week, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the legal challenge to the HHS Mandate brought by the Archdiocese of Washington, its affiliated entities, and many other religious employers from around the country, including most prominently the Little Sisters of […] [Read more]

The Supreme Witness of Saint Thomas Becket and Christians Today

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

Tweet Share44 Pin1 +13 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleEver since I first learned of the life and martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket, whose feast day is today, I have had a great devotion to him. From the accounts in T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral and the 1964 film Becket, to those in the […] [Read more]

Selective Tolerance

Sunday, December 20th, 2015

Tweet Share159 Pin1 +14 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleEarlier today I joined representatives and religious leaders from a wide range of faith traditions for the Faith over Fear walk. This pilgrimage of hope began at the Washington Hebrew Congregation, paused at the Washington National Cathedral and continued on to the Islamic Center. The messages […] [Read more]

The Freedom to be True to Our Catholic Identity

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Tweet Share93 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleOn this Fourth of July, which concludes the Fortnight for Freedom, we need to remember that Christianity offers an ancient and enduring understanding of freedom which has served humanity well. The human capacity to make choices, including our need to distinguish between good and bad choices, […] [Read more]