Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

More Religious Liberty Initiatives

By Dr. Jeff Mirus (bio - articles - email) | Jun 28, 2012

Today’s Supreme Court ruling suggests we have a long fight ahead of us on not only religious liberty but on liberty in general. The Court upheld the health insurance mandate which lies at the core of Obamacare, justifying it under the power of the Congress to levy taxes.

So it is just as well that the effort is continuing. Two more significant initiatives have come to my attention, providing more evidence of a willingness to act on the US bishops’ call to defend religious liberty, to foster a deeper commitment to Christian life, and to emphasize the importance of religious faith to the common good:

  • First They Came for the Catholics: This is a tellingly-entitled new film, the first project of Promise Productions. The film explores Catholic teaching on marriage and sexuality, giving the “backstory” on the Church’s opposition to contraception, and setting the stage for an understanding of current concerns about religious liberty.
  • Fellowship of Catholic Scholars: The theme for the 35th annual convention of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars will be Religious Liberty. The Fellowship consists of a broad range of American scholars who are faithful to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Their convention will be held in Washington, DC, September 28-30, 2012. For more information, visit www.CatholicScholars.org.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Spring Challenge Grant
Progress toward our Spring Challenge Grant goal ($25,000 to go):
$25,000.00 $0.00
100% 0%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Essence of Evangelization 0 hours ago
The Finn resignation: 10 years too late, bishops face accountability 1 hours ago
Evangelization Itself 3 hours ago
Church Fathers: The Other Greek Apologists April 19
Mysteries, again and again! April 17

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope challenges world leaders' silence on persecution of Christians CWN - April 6
Pope outlines plans for the extraordinary jubilee of mercy CWN - April 13
Vatican completes doctrinal assessment of Leadership Conference of Women Religious CWN - April 16
Pope accepts resignation of Bishop Finn CWN - 13 hours ago