As Catholics, we respect the separation of church and state and value religious pluralism. The Catholic hierarchy, however, has spent years redefining what religious liberty means—pursuing religious freedom protections for large institutions at the expense of individuals.
Catholics for Choice believes that protections for religious freedom extend to one’s personal religious beliefs and practices. They do not give license to institutions like the Catholic hierarchy to obstruct or coerce the exercise of an individual person’s conscience.
Questions about Religious Freedom
We've compiled these talking points to help inform Catholic conversations about religious freedom.