Bishops, archdiocese continue campaign for religious liberty

When Pope Benedict XVI met with bishops in Washington, D.C., during a visit to the United States in 2008, he posed a question: "Is it consistent to profess our beliefs in church on Sunday, and then during the week to promote business practices or medical procedures contrary to those beliefs?" The question -- and his answer -- were prophetic. "Any tendency to treat religion as a private matter must be resisted," he said to the bishops. "Only when their faith permeates every aspect of their lives do Christians become truly open to the transforming power of the Gospel."

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