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Catholic Action: Fortnight (14 Days) of Prayer for Freedom Begins in United States Comments

The Catholic Bishops of the United States called for a fourteen day period of prayer, study, teaching and public action to defend the first freedom, religious freedom. The move is unparalleled in US history. I believe the leadership of Cardinal Timothy Dolan and Archbishop William Lori, and all of the Bishops, will not only bring about the desired result but signals the beginning of a New Catholic Action in the United States.We urge all of our ... Continue Reading

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  1. Dc
    2 years ago

    Edju, I am with you. Sadly our religion is being defiled by politics. And those who claim they are fighting for our freedom are the one taking away our religious freedoms.

  2. Alexius Comnenus
    2 years ago

    All those Catholics who voted for Barack Hussein should not receive Communion. Because they voted against Church, aginst humanity and agains common sense.
    The way America looks today is simply due to these hypocrites and self-centered Catholics or Christians.
    What I see, it is just the beginning of the self-destruction of this great country. I see the beginning of great social trubulence and struggle against this new-communism in America. Without God this country cannot exists. The destruction of the family, of perversion of the moral values and the trend against Christianity will have its double effect.

    A Catholic Priest

  3. CA
    2 years ago

    At Edju...
    Really? Please read the constitution before you go slinging irrelevant campaign-jargon around the comment section.

    You support the bill of rights or you you're an anarchist. That's about all the "left and right" there is too it on this issue. Pray for guidance, because in the meantime you're distracting good people from pursuing a better Life for us, and for Americans to come.

    There's not a single president in our history that's not rolling in his grave over this absurd mandate.

    Blessings.

  4. David Carlon
    2 years ago

    I support holy Mother Church and its bishops... I no longer support a nation led by self worshiping pagan fascists.

  5. Bill Sr.
    2 years ago

    It is almost comical, even within this very serious discourse, to see some of the responses of folks who want to jab at Christians with the worn out slogans used to put us in our place and end the debate. Turn your cheek, no name calling, imitate Jesus who was meek and humble of heart. Or consider the beam in your own eye. These are folks who do not yet realize they are some of the very best arrows Evil can find to aim at the faithful who are trying to defend our Christian values. I particularly like the false compassion plea in the no name calling. You would think anyone wanting to engage in the dialog here may have read or at least heard of the conversation between Jesus and the very first leader of the Church when Christ called him SATAN and told him to get out of His way while He was about the Fathers work. Naughty Jesus! Or when he meekly threw the money changers out of the Temple, you could call that a Holy House cleaning which is what we need today. Thank God, the Bishops have finally taken this and hopefully other crippling politically correct arrows of the capitulators out of their hands.

  6. catholicag
    2 years ago

    If our faith does not effect our politics and everything we do, we cannot be a leaven in society. Our Lord also said that we are salt and light. We must allow our well formed conscience to govern our actions and motivate us to stand up and be counted.

    There is nothing "right wing" about insisting that the freedoms that our forefathers fought and died for are protected. It is unAmerican to sit idly by and let our rights be stolen from us. Even if you don't agree with the Church's teachings (which would make you a person who protests the teachings of the Church-i.e. a Protestant), every person should still stand up for the rights guaranteed to us by our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Today, we are talking about freedom of religion, but if that one falls, there will be nothing to stop those in power from taking every freedom we have. Once the Constitution is rendered impotent on even one count, it will never have the power again to stave off tyranny.

  7. NGONGO ABEDI
    2 years ago

    asking for financial freedom I have a association callssolidarity for developement toask you financial freedom the peopols suffer foam jobless to realize programs developement

  8. Jennifer
    2 years ago

    Edju, I have to wonder... what do these "believing Catholics" you speak of actually believe in if not the authentic teaching of the Church as outlined in this article? Defending the right of Religious Freedom is not right-wing partisan politics. Defending true marriage is not right-wing partisan politics. It is certainly not an indication of groupthink, either, but of intellectual and spiritual honesty and fidelity. If you believe that same-sex unions are the same thing as marriage, and if you believe the government has the right to dictate what the Church can teach and practice, then sadly, you are not Catholic.

  9. colleen
    2 years ago

    Please pray for my parish family as we gather to say the rosary each evening. The use of social media has been limited in our parish - being told that it's too political and may offend some parishioners. The Freedom Rally in our local capitol city, adoration announcements, information from CCL have all been removed. No "period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action" was planned outside a few posters and an addition to the prayer of the faithful for weekend masses....So I asked to lead a rosary in the meditation garden each night of the fortnight.....Mother Mary please soften hearts and lead us to a greater understanding of our faith.....

  10. Mike
    2 years ago

    Boy, did the Deacon hit the nail on the head! My only apprehension is that there are many Catholics who don't read this, or similar, news streams, but follow only the news reported by mainstream media who distort or don't report these efforts by our Church. These Catholics could have a significant positive impact on Mr Obama's re-election because of their ignorance. Let's pray they get the message.


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