What You Can Do to Protect Religious Liberty:


  • Take Action! Text the word FREEDOM (or LIBERTAD) to 377377 for updates.
  • Educate yourself and others about U.S. threats to religious liberty involving marriage, adoption, health care and daily life. See USCCB fact sheets and learn about the annual Fortnight for Freedom and find here.
  • Join the Virginia Catholic Conference Email Advocacy Network and take action (by communicating with your elected representatives)
  • Commit to fasting and prayer


Additional Resources

Pope Francis on need for respect and religious liberty in Evangelii Guadium »

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, website resources, Religious Liberty »

Diocese of Arlington, Religious Liberty webpage »

Religious Liberty and the Practice of Charity, John Garvey, President, The Catholic University of America

Religious Freedom is Under Stress, Archbishop Thomas Wenski's Red Mass homily, April 23, 2015 »

U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Chair of ad hoc committee on religious liberty: Our First, Most Cherished Liberty »

HHS Mandate Lawsuit Updates, Becket Fund HHS Information Central »

Religious Freedom, the Path to Peace, Pope Benedict XVI's 2011 World Day of Peace Message »


Church Teaching

Religious Liberty

Pope Francis meets with the Little Sisters of the Poor on his 2015 U.S. visit.

Religion [cannot] be relegated to the inner sanctum of personal life, without influence on societal and national life. 
 -Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 183


Learn more here about Church teaching and how the Church is responding to religious liberty threats.

"Keeping the spirit of the Gospel means that Catholic institutions are to bear witness in love to the full truth about the human person by providing social, charitable, and educational services in a manner that fully reflects the God-given dignity of the human person," Archbishop of Baltimore William Lori, chair, Ad Hoc Committee for Religious LIberty.


Government regulation & faith (Click image below)


Religious liberty is a fundamental right. Watch Archbishop Lori's video.