Friday, April 13, 2012

American Catholics called to live in truth, justice, and the Christian way

U.S. faithful urged to resist unjust laws, join in 'fortnight for freedom'




The B.C. Catholic features an article that calls freedom loving Christian Americans to oppose unjust laws being fed to them. Catholic News Service reporter Nancy Frazier O'Brien reports from Washington:
American Catholics must resist unjust laws "as a duty of citizenship and an obligation of faith," a committee of the U.S. bishops said in a new statement on religious liberty.

Titled "Our First, Most Cherished Liberty," the 12-page statement by the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty also calls for "a fortnight for freedom" from June 21, the vigil of the feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, to July 4, U.S. Independence Day.
 Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

2 comments:

  1. I have read that a Catholic parish refused to allow a petition against same-sex 'marriage' on the grounds that Catholics should vote according to their conscience. Well, that is the excuse a spokesperson gave. I believe that Jesus came a clear teaching on this. When asked about marriage our Redeemer said that it was for this very reason that God made us Male and Female. Gender is the only feature in human nature that seperates us into two distinct groups - across all races. A marriage happens when two people from these two genders commit themselves to each other. This marriage provides the community with stability and continuity. States all over the world register marriages and religions bless them. Now as a citizen one is free to abide by one's conscience. However, a disciple of Jesus abides by the the Lord's teachings. Jesus taught with authority; he did not simply suggest or discuss.

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  2. Paul Schratz, Communications OfficeApril 16, 2012 at 3:16 PM

    Was this a parish in the Archdiocese of Vancouver?

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