Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson on Religious Liberty # 6 of 6
In pursuit of the truth- Cinops be gone -Pentecost Sunday, May 27, 2012
“When we seek by such means [the decision in Pierce versus Society of Jesus] to preserve our own identity as Catholics we are not a divisive force in society. To the contrary, actions that respect our religious diversity benefit all Americans.
“Earlier this month we observed the anniversary of the death of Blessed John Paul II. On that occasion many of us again recalled the words at the beginning of his great pontificate: “Do not be afraid. Open wide the doors of Christ.”
“We live in a time, when, from the standpoint of religious liberty, it seems that there are more doors closing, than doors opening. John Paul II often spoke of “a new springtime” of the Gospel.
“If he had been a an American he might have spoken of a new Great Awakening in America. One in which Catholics could pay a greater role than ever before.
“Every great religious renewal in America had led to an advance in civil rights - from the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights to the end of slavery and the pursuit of racial equality. But all of this has been achieved in the face of established power structures strongly and often violently opposed to these rights.
“So this a time for choosing - choosing whether as Catholics we will stand together to keep open the doors of religious liberty.
“If we do so, then we will make possible the next great awakening in America that will bring us closer to the building that culture of life and that civilization of love about which John Paul II so often spoke. May we, like Blessed John Paul II, be not afraid in our choosing.”
“Thank you very much.”
1/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/18/AR201l021803251.html 1/“rescinded most of a federal regulation that protected workers who refuse to perform services that they find morally objectionable.”
2/ Principles of Catholic Theology (1982) p. 391 2/ “neither embrace nor ghetto” can solve for the Church the problem of secular society.”
Google: Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson’s Address on Religious Liberty April 19th/12 - 8 pages
George H. Kubeck, Every parish and Knights of Columbus Council or Assembly has some good readers. If I can do it you can do it. On Tuesday, June 13th, 7:30 PM, I will give the talk by Supreme Knight, Carl A. Anderson at Cypress Council 8599 meeting, St. Irenaeus Church. It’s over by 8 P.M.