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On the Journey - Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Each year, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops reminds us the importance of defending our religious freedom. From June 21st to July 4th Catholics are called to take part in the Fortnight for Freedom. Resources on How to Talk About Religious Freedom are available online at www.usccb.org where you can also find ways to get involved.

The U.S. Bishops encourage all citizens to keep in mind that "if religious liberty is not respected, all people suffer and are deprived of the essential contribution to the common good, be it in education, health care, feeding the hungry, civil rights, and social services that the Church and other people of faith make every day, both here at home and overseas".

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

Below are a few excerpts from the Religious Freedom guide which you can download from: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/how-to-talk-about-religious-freedom.cfm

"Many religious freedom skeptics have plausible concerns. For example, they are concerned that all people should be treated with equal dignity. Indeed, the dignity of all people is the foundation for Catholic teaching on religious liberty. It is important that we not dismiss skeptics, but rather, that we listen to their concerns and take them seriously".

"Religious freedom is a fundamental right. It means that the government cannot coerce people into acting against their consciences".

"People of faith need religious freedom to have the space to serve others. Oftentimes, religious liberty disputes arise when religious organizations are expected to sacrifice aspects of their faith in order to continue to serve the surrounding community. But it is our faith that inspires us to serve. Take the Little Sisters of the Poor, who live out their Christian faith by serving the elderly poor".

On the journey,
Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

Browse by year:

June 2017

06/25/2017
Twelfth Sunday of Ordinary Time - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
06/18/2017
The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
06/11/2017
The Solemnity of the Holy Trinity - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
06/04/2017
Pentecost Sunday - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

May 2017

05/28/2017
The Ascension of the Lord - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
05/21/2017
Sixth Sunday of Easter - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
05/14/2017
Fifth Sunday of Easter - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
05/07/2017
Fourth Sunday of Easter - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

April 2017

04/23/2017
Second Sunday of Easter - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
04/09/2017
Palm Sunday - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
04/02/2017
Fifth Sunday of Lent - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

March 2017

03/26/2017
Fourth Sunday of Lent - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
03/19/2017
Third Sunday of Lent - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
03/12/2017
Second Sunday of Lent - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
03/05/2017
First Sunday of Lent - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

February 2017

02/12/2017
Sixth Sunday of Ordinary Time - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
02/05/2017
Fifth Sunday of Ordinary Time - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski

January 2017

01/29/2017
4th Sunday of Ordinary Time - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
01/22/2017
Third Sunday of Ordinary Time - by Fr. Dennis Lewandowski
01/15/2017
2nd Sunday of Ordinary Time - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
01/08/2017
The Epiphany of the Lord - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski
01/01/2017
Solemnity of Mary, the Holy Mother of God - by Fr. Dennis G. Lewandowski