- Oct 30, 2020
In a new video marking the beginning of this year’s Fortnight for Freedom, the U.S. bishops invited legal, religious, and other personalities to discuss the importance of religious liberty, and to address the struggle between the Little Sisters of the Poor and the HHS mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
The annual spring meeting of the U.S. bishops in Indianapolis made many decisions on a plethora of issues, such as migration, health care and religious liberty. The bishops also discussed the upcoming Convocation of Catholic Leaders and the Synod for Young People.
Trump is president in no small measure because he “focused like a laser beam on winning the support of evangelical voters and people of faith,” Ralph Reed, founder of the Faith and Freedom Coalition, told the audience before Trump’s speech.
The Texas Catholic Conference of Bishops applauded a recent state law furthering the religious freedom of adoption and foster care agencies. “Now Catholics can join other people of good will and serve Texas’s children in good faith,” said the director of the conference.
Republicans in the Texas senate approved a bill allowing adoption and foster care agencies who benefit from public funds to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or same-sex couples for religious reasons.
The agenda is set for the U.S. bishop’s spring assembly June 14-15 in Indianapolis. At the meeting the bishops will cover a vast array of issues spanning from immigration to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, as well as the upcoming Synod of Bishops on youth and religious freedom.