Catholic bishops issue rallying cry for ‘religious freedom’

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(RNS) The nation’s Catholic bishops are calling on the faithful to pray and mobilize to battle what they see as a series of threats to religious freedom, and they are setting aside the two weeks before July 4 as the centerpiece of their "Fortnight for Freedom" campaign. By David Gibson.

  • Rosemary

    Rev. Gaddy’s comment was truly amusing. He does not see the obtuse contradiction of his statement. He may not be aware that it makes him sound like a hypocrite. Try again, Reverend!

  • lou.tompkins1

    The Bishops speak for the faithful Catholics and this is not a democratic organization of voting Catholic followers that determine the doctrine by popular vote. The Vicar of Jesus is the Pope and the faithful Catholic follows His Pope. Contraception and abortion is the root of problems in our country. Obama is on thin ice when he decided to go against The Most High and his Church instituted by His Son Jesus Christ. God save us from this evil.

  • Jacqueleen

    Where were the Bishops when illegals were allows by the millions to invade this country? The purpose of the invasion was not for jobs because jobs were left behind to come here. Thus, not a humanitarian need. The invasion was due to a carrot dangled in front of them promising them the moon… exchange for their votes. The Bishops were silent. Do you think that the increase attendance at church and the collection basket had something to do with their silence?

    Then, where were the Bishops when 30 million Americans, who BTW supported the church, were left without jobs, homes, retirement funds, facing foreclosure and bankruptcy and falling into despair? These are the descent people who gave to the poor and who helped the homebound, the disabled, the mentally ill, etc. The Bishops were silent.

    Where were the Bishops when Obamacare was on the table? Their only concern was that it should not fund abortion and the Bishops believed the Progressives’ lies that it would not fund abortion. We, now know the truth that this program is the culture of death in it’s entirety: Abortion, Contraception, Euthanasia, Rationing of healthcare to the elderly, mentally ill and the disabled? Guess they did not count to the Bishops because again, the Bishops were silent on these issues.

    The Bishops are speaking out now….a little too little, too late. But, their speaking out is an answer to a lot of prayer by the faithful who were totally disgusted with the way the American Bishops were handling the Atheistic, Socialistic, Totalitarian take over of this country right under our noses. For many years, the Bishops forgot that Socialism is an evil professed by Pope after Pope for centuries. Then, they conveniently forgot that the Catholic Social Teaching is directly related to the 7th Commandment (Thou shalt not steal!) and the 10th Commandment (Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods!) Millions of invaders are stealing our jobs, benefits and confiscating whatever they can that is made free to them by this evil administration.

    Bishops, you need a lot of prayer and are accountable to Jesus Christ for your silence and inaction.

  • Gregory Dean Lemke