In his commentary, Archbishop Gomez walks the reader through a brief history of Catholic Church in America, her works of charity and participation with government; then he states,
“But in recent years, our relationship with the government has been strained by the pressures of secular thinking and secular politics.
We are all aware of the federal government’s demands that Catholic and other religious institutions start paying for their employees’ birth-control and abortion-causing drugs, as well as sterilizations and other services.
But that’s only one blatant example. Every day, all across the country, Church agencies are being pressured to go along with government dictates that violate our religious liberty and our conscience. In some cases, Church agencies have been forced to shut down rather than compromise our Catholic teachings.
That’s why religious liberty is one of the key issues we face as Catholic citizens in this election year….
…The basic question is this: How are we going to live and work and carry out our Christian mission in an America where religious faith and conscience are no longer respected?” (emphasis added)
IS THIS THE AMERICA YOU WANT TO LIVE IN? THE FUTURE YOU DESIRE?
EVERYONE, YOUR VOTE COUNTS.