When is a privilege not a privilege?

When it’s a gift.

[A] significant vote [in last week’s U.S. bishops’ meeting] was the election of Archbishop Kurtz of Louisville as the chair of the newly established Committee for Religious Liberty . . .

[He] noted that one of the most important aspects [of] the committee is [its] role to “clarify . . .  what the great gift of religious liberty is in our nation.”

“Part of that clarifying is to be able to say that the gift of religious liberty is . . . meant to be, first of all, not a special privilege, but, rather an opportunity consistent with your . . . religious belief and conscience to witness and to serve.” This includes aiding and praying for persecuted Christians and other victims of genocide around the world. [Italics added]

Not to mention speaking up when U.S. Catholics and others face compromising activity by the federal government.

via USCCB Meeting Recap: Consensus Amid Challenges

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