Religious Freedom Week: Tuesday, June 29: Freedom of Speech

USCCB Observes Religious Freedom Week Jun2 22nd Through June 29th

Religious Freedom Week 2021: Solidarity in Freedom

June 22nd through June 29th, 2021

Tuesday, June 29: Free Speech


“Solidarity means much more than engaging in sporadic acts of generosity. It means thinking and acting in terms of community” (Fratelli tutti, 116).


Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all. Beginning June 22, the feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, the USCCB invites Catholics to pray, reflect, and act to promote religious freedom."


Free Speech

Religious Freedom Week 2021: June 29





Pray that Christians will have the courage to speak the truth with kindness and clarity, even in the face of adversity.



One of the promises of our country is that many voices, even voices expressing minority views, have a right to express themselves.  Is that promise being fulfilled?  Just this year, a book on problems with gender ideology by a prominent commentator was removed from Amazon.  A Catholic news outlet had its Twitter account suspended for noting that a government official who claims to be a transgender woman is a biological male.  While these companies may have a right to control the materials they help to distribute, it is disturbing that the views of some can be protected from scrutiny, particularly when these views do not promote human flourishing.  On the feast day of two of our boldest preachers of the gospel, Sts. Peter and Paul, who faced intense hostility, let us resolve to have the courage to speak the truth with grace.  And let us pray that the Lord will give us the prudence to be creative and compassionate in our witness.



Connect with the USCCB Committee for Religious Liberty.  Text FREEDOM to 84576 and Sign up for First Freedom News, the Committee's monthly newsletter.  


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