Today on Conversation with Cardinal Dolan, I discussed the appointment of Archbishop Wilton Gregory in the Archdiocese of Washington, the upcoming Reconciliation Monday, Catholic Charities of NY’s newest affordable housing project, and the new movie Breakthrough with leading actress Chrissy Metz. Listen to the podcast here.
Last night, I had the honor to speak at the annual John Carroll Society Lecture about religious freedom. I thought I would share a copy of my talk with all of you.
Here is an excerpt:
Thus, the defense of religious freedom is not some evangelical Christian polemic, or wiley strategy of discredited Catholic bishops, but the quintessential American cause, the first line in the defense of and protection of human rights.
See, religious freedom has always been understood in this land as one of a cluster of fundamental freedoms; that is, spheres of free thought and action essential to…