"Deep within his conscience man discovers a law which he has not laid upon himself but which he must obey. Its voice, ever calling him to love and to do what is good and to avoid evil, sounds in his heart at the right moment. . . . For man has in his heart a law inscribed by God. . . . His conscience is man's most secret core and his sanctuary. There he is alone with God whose voice echoes in his depths." -Catechism of the Catholic Church 1776
The USCCB calls the faithful to respond to threats of Conscience Protection & Religious Liberties to...
- For those in public office
- For those affected by threats to Conscience Protection & Religious Liberty
- USCCB Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, & Religious Liberty
- Prayer for Protection of Religious Liberty
- Intercessory Prayers for Fortnight for Freedom Ecumenical Prayer Service
- Please consider joining the Holy Rosary prayed for America at 7pm EVERY MONDAY EVENING at St. Matthew the Apostle on Jefferson HWY in River Ridge. The Rosary will be prayed either in the church or at the statue of Mary just in front of the church. Bring your family & friends! Spread the word! For more information call Stephanie at 504-737-9776.
- Current (2017) national Conscience Protection laws
- Why we need the Conscience Protection Act of 2017
- What is the Conscience Protection Act of 2017 (HR 644)
- Current (2017) Louisiana Conscience Protection law
- What is the HHS mandate that affects groups such as the Little Sisters of the Poor & Priests for Life
- Meeting idea for Conscience Protection
- Bulletin insert ideas for Conscience Protection
- Handouts (click links to order/download)
- Speakers' Topics
- USCCB informational sheet -- Get Involved
- See the Respect Life Public Policy page to find urgent information on legislation, find your state/national Representative or Senator, read about active bills in Congress & the Louisiana State Legislature
What is Religious Liberty?
According Dignitatis Humanae, "...the right to religious freedom has its foundation in the very dignity of the human person as this dignity is known through the revealed word of God and by reason itself. This right of the human person to religious freedom is to be recognized in the constitutional law whereby society is governed and thus it is to become a civil right" (2). In the US our religious liberty is protected in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and in various federal and state laws.
Our freedom includes more than our ability to worship & pray inside a church or at home; it also encompasses our ability to contribute freely to the common good in accord with the fullness of our Faith.
Fortnight for Freedom - 2016 Theme "Witness to Freedom" (**Check back for 2017 updates**)
- Talking points from the USCCB
- 5 ways to celebrate the Fortnight for Freedom
- Venerable Henriette DeLille, one of the 2016 Witnesses to Freedom
- Bulletin inserts/fact sheets for Religious Freedom