- Jan 17, 2021
Freedom shows us the proper order of things and summons us to do what is right. As human persons, we have to grow into our freedom and safeguard it, so that it does not become enslaved itself.
About 150 preachers, rabbis and imams are promising to invoke Black abolitionist Frederick Douglass on July 4th as they call for the U.S. to tackle racism and poverty.
Historically, Western civilization – and the uniquely American way of life that flows from it – was inspired and sustained by the earth-shattering convictions held and taught by the religious creeds of Jewish and Christian believers.
Of the 56 Founding Fathers who signed the Declaration of Independence, the last survivor was the lone Catholic, Charles Carroll of Maryland, a cousin to the country’s first Catholic bishop and a man who believed that religious freedom is a core element of the American experiment.
Hatred and violence directed at Muslims have not figured prominently in the U.S. bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom campaign, but the history of anti-Catholic prejudice in America suggests Catholics ought to be especially concerned about similar bias today directed at their Muslim neighbors.