Excellent speech give by Cardinal Dolan on religious freedom which as per her usual delivery combines humor, history, and analysis. The Venerable Archbishop Sheen story he shares is also hilarious.
Which brings us to now. For the threats to our “first and most cherished freedom” are abundant, but let me list just two.
One comes from those called secularists, who will tolerate religion as long as it’s just considered some eccentric private hobby for superstitious, unenlightened folks, limited to an hour on the Sabbath, with no claim to any voice in the public square. Such, of course, is hardly “free exercise,” as Michelle Obama recently pointed out: “Our faith . . . just isn’t about showing up on Sunday . . . it’s about what we do on Monday through Saturday.”
Here is the PDF for the speech.
You can have you “deeply held beliefs” just as long as you don’t act on them is part of the pushing freedom of religion to mean being allowed to go to church