Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

We are Catholics. We are Americans. We are proud to be both, grateful for the gift of faith which is ours as Christian disciples, and grateful for the gift of liberty which is ours as American citizens. To be Catholic and American should mean not having to choose one over the other.

Catholic Bishops Urge Campaign for Religious Freedom
New York Times, Laurie Goodstein

The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops issued a proclamation on Thursday calling for every priest, parish and layperson to participate in a “great national campaign” to defend religious liberty, which they said is “under attack, both at home and abroad.”


What’s THAT supposed to mean?
America, James Martin, S.J.

I wonder if you can say anything about the Catholic faith without people taking offense. No matter how benign, no comment on the web about Catholicism goes unchallenged.

The Religiously Unaffiliated in America
The American Interest, Peter Berger

At the core of the article is a phenomenon that has drawn considerable attention for a while—the sharp rise in the number of Americans who declare themselves in surveys as being without religious affiliation.