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‘Life and Dignity for All’ Is Religious Freedom Week Theme June 22-29

by | Jun 9, 2022

WASHINGTON – The theme for this year Religious Freedom Week is Life and Dignity for All.

“This year, as we approach the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) is especially mindful of the debates around our country about abortion. The Catholic Church plays a crucial role in bearing witness to the gospel of life and serving all who will be affected by these discussions and their outcomes.”

The Dobbs case involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion after the 15th week of pregnancy. On May 2, Politico published a draft opinion written by Justice Samuel Alito which caused a firestorm of controversy.

To the Abortion Industry, Justice Alito’s opinion calling for Roe and Casey to be overruled was “cataclysmic,” “seismic,” and/or a “broadside attack” that “whitewashes decades of progress on women’s rights.

The USCCB finished with a ringing declaration of love for women and children:

To build a culture of life and dignity for all, the Church must support women and children. In 2020, the USCCB’s Committee on Pro-Life Activities launched Walking with Moms in Need. This initiative ministers at the local level by having parishes be places where pregnant and parenting women can find support and accompaniment. 

Through prayer, education, and public action during Religious Freedom Week, the USCCB continues to advocate for the essential right of religious freedom for Catholics and for those of all faiths. 

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