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Religious Liberty

The constitutional freedoms that not only permit Americans to practice their faith freely, but also prohibit the government from intruding in religious life, are among the most important pillars of the American experiment.

These sacred principles are not always paramount to some in the political and civil arena. Citizens must have the right to integrate their cherished religious beliefs into the context of their daily lives and responsibilities.

For a statement on religious liberty by the USCCB, Our First, Most Cherished Liberty, visit

Questions about religious liberty to ponder as you consider a candidate:

• Does the candidate support the right of religious individuals and institutions, such as hospitals, charity agencies and schools, to operate according to their deeply held beliefs?

• Does the candidate welcome the contribution of those motivated by their faith to work in the public square and serve according to their beliefs?