Now is the Time to Speak Up for Religious Freedom

francis freedomThe U.S. bishops are asking Catholics to stand up and demand religious freedom.

Earlier this month, the U.S. Congress passed the Conscience Protection Act. Click here for the U.S. Speaker’s explanation of the Act and why it is important. It passed! Now it goes on to the U.S. Senate.

Here are five things you can do to promote religious freedom in America:

FIRST: Watch a short video about Cathy, a nurse who was forced to participate in an abortion against her conscience.

SECOND: Read more about the Conscience Protection Act.

THIRD: Know who your U.S. Representative is, and check how they voted on the Conscience Protected Act.

FOURTH: Write to your U.S. Senator to ask them to support the Conscience Protection Act.

FIFTH: Join Benedictine College’s Memorare Army for Religious Freedom prayer campaign.

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes

Tom Hoopes, author of The Rosary of Saint John Paul II and The Fatima Family Handbook, is writer in residence at Benedictine College in Kansas and hosts The Extraordinary Story podcast about the life of Christ. A former reporter in the Washington, D.C., area, he served as press secretary of the U.S. House Ways & Means Committee Chairman and spent 10 years as executive editor of the National Catholic Register newspaper and Faith & Family magazine. His work frequently appears in Catholic publications such as Aleteia.org and the Register. He and his wife, April, have nine children and live in Atchison, Kansas.