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Unit 3: Religious Liberty from a Roman Catholic Perspective


Religious Liberty from a Roman Catholic Perspective

Film Focus Point: Fr. Avelino Gonzalez, Director of the Archdiocese of Washington’s Office of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, discusses the recent movement in government that treads on conscience and religious liberties of Christians in the United States. He further discusses how Catholics are expected to live in a pluralistic society.

Text Focus Point: Pages 118-120

Discussion Questions

  1. What motivated the nation’s Founding Fathers to protect religious liberty of Americans?

  2. Why should all citizens be concerned about government intrusion on religious liberty?

  3. How can the various religious traditions within our country serve to enrich us rather than divide us?

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