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Pastoral Letter on Freedom of Conscience and Religion
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In its pastoral letter, the Permanent Council of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) explains why freedom of religion and conscience is necessary for the common good of countries such as Canada where religious diversity is the norm. These freedoms are not granted by the state, society or any human authority, but belong to all people by virtue of their humanity. For this reason, when these freedoms are disregarded or repressed, the human person – and therefore human society – suffers. Freedom of conscience is necessary for seeking the truth and adhering to the truth. Freedom of religion is not merely the right to freedom of worship; it includes the right to live out one’s faith in the public square.
The pastoral letter, addressed to everyone of good will, calls on Catholics, all believers, and even those of no faith, 1) to affirm the right of religion to be active in the public square, 2) to maintain healthy Church-State relations, 3) to form consciences according to objective truth, and 4) to protect the right to conscientious objection The letter also  encourages all faith communities to contribute to the formulation of public policy and the common good, and concludes by exhorting believers not to compromise their convictions but to stand up for their faith, even if they must suffer for it.

12 pages, 21.5 x 28cm, saddle-stitched, 10 copies per package

Lettre pastorale sur la liberté de conscience et de religion - par le Conseil permanent de le CECC
184-825
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Code : 184-825
ISBN : 978-0-88997-688-7
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