USCCB Announces Religious Freedom Week; Applauds Formation of White House Faith-Based Initiative

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the week of June 22-29 will be designated as a time for Catholics to pray and act in support of religious liberty throughout the U.S. This time of prayer and action is meant to support Catholics and others of faith who do works of charity by assisting with adoption, providing healthcare, and performing other works of mercy. Read more here.

In a related matter, the USCCB applauded Pres. Trump’s formation of a White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative, an effort to provide space for faith-based organizations to receive government funding, stating “[w]e look forward to working with the White House on its Faith and Opportunity Initiative. Overcoming poverty and challenging other social problems like the opioid crisis takes all hands-on deck. The faith community has collaborated with government partners in this country at the federal, state, and local levels for a very long time. We pray that we will continue to have the freedom and the space to serve the least of these, as the Gospel mandates.” Read more from the USCCB here.