BISHOP LORI DEFENDS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
Yesterday, Bridgeport Bishop William E. Lori testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the subject of religious freedom. He is the Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) new “Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty.”
Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today:
USCCB president Archbishop Timothy Dolan made an excellent choice when he selected Bishop Lori for this post. The Bridgeport bishop did not disappoint us yesterday. Indeed, he laid out, in exacting detail, the threats to religious liberty that exist today.
What is most disturbing about the nature of today’s threats is that most stem from government, with the Obama administration leading the way. This is a condition that cannot be tolerated at any level of government, but it is particularly alarming when the federal government amasses its resources against the First Amendment. Because of its wide network of social agencies, the Catholic Church is feeling the pressure more than other religions, making this a critical issue for Catholics across the nation.
To read Bishop Lori’s statement, click here.